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Old 07-14-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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does anyone know or live in evergrene, palm beach gardens and can comment on the train and the noise from it, at night or during the day? i think i read it's a freight train , north, south.

thank you so much.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Below's link references the train noise. Obviously a lot of heat around the HOA but the person I know who lives there really enjoys the community center and the location as well. Doesn't hear the train noise. However there are houses right across the street. Can imagine if you do not here it you might feel it.

//www.city-data.com/forum/west-...place-buy.html
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I live just to the north of Evergreen in New Haven near the tracks and yes, we do get our share of noise from the trains. The freight trains (hauling rock from Miami and goods from up north) run about 5-10 times a day. Don't really notice them when the windows are closed but they can be an issue with the windows open during winter. The farther west you are the better in terms of noise.

The traffic is likely to increase in the future with the addition of commuter service again, either through Amtrak or Tri-Rail, though those trains are much smaller.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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The traffic is likely to increase in the future with the addition of commuter service again, either through Amtrak or Tri-Rail, though those trains are much smaller.

Is this confirmed? Are they moving the commuter rail to the eastern tracks, or is it some extension of the existing lines through Jupiter?
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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It's still in the planning stages but from what I've read FEC Industries (owner of the FEC tracks) is pushing hard for passenger rail service to connect Miami to Orlando using their tracks.

Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. Announces Plans for Private Passenger Rail Service in Florida | Business Wire

They (local govt., regional planning agencies) are still touting Tri-Rail on the FEC tracks, but that might be farther down the road. My understanding is that they would keep service on the CSX, and add another line on FEC. There is a spur line in the Northwood area that would allow CSX trains to connect to FEC and push up through north county, but my guess is that is years away.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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[quote=Native51;25206158]It's still in the planning stages but from what I've read FEC Industries (owner of

Been visiting friends for the past few days at evergrene. Im shocked at how loud the train noise is and how much the house shakes when it passes by. Our friends house is NOT even up against / near the track. It's about 6 house away from it!

They should have built a better or larger wall.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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I worked in a large, newer building across the street from the track and at random times it would shake (even the floor) because if the train (guess it depends on the train and haul). Are the owners oblivious about it? That would suck to learn about after moving in.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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I worked in a large, newer building across the street from the track and at random times it would shake (even the floor) because if the train (guess it depends on the train and haul). Are the owners oblivious about it? That would suck to learn about after moving in.

they were told it would be a bit noisy. they never slept over. you have to sleep there. the train runs HEAVY at night and that's when the house shakes. there must be a heavy haul load of trains running at night. awful.


it'd be best to rent before buying there, i guess. If one has the chance to do so. Rent w. option maybe?
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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that does sound awful.

I wonder if they allow renting..probably do. I would definitely check into that or maybe have a sleep over at the house you are looking at. Not sure what the threshold is in distance for the train noise.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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that does sound awful.

I wonder if they allow renting..probably do. I would definitely check into that or maybe have a sleep over at the house you are looking at. Not sure what the threshold is in distance for the train noise.
Are people searching for homes asking for sleepovers? great idea....
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