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Old 05-11-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Is there a town you would recommend that is relatively quiet? My husband and I are looking for a quiet house in a leafy suburb. We liked pound ridge and were disappointed to hear A LOT of airplane noise. We were wondering if we were being overly sensitive but when I researched it seems that the noise is from LGA and westchester airport and likely to get worse.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Is there a town you would recommend that is relatively quiet? My husband and I are looking for a quiet house in a leafy suburb. We liked pound ridge and were disappointed to hear A LOT of airplane noise. We were wondering if we were being overly sensitive but when I researched it seems that the noise is from LGA and westchester airport and likely to get worse.
You're being over sensitive IMO. It's as quiet and leafy as you're going to find. You won't hear LGA traffic up here, it's for HPN. There seems to be a landing approach over Pound Ridge that's sometimes used. If you want perfect peace keep moving north (Dutchess, Orange counties.... or Vermont). Anyway, you occasionally hear planes, but it's nothing as bad a southern westchester. Tto get an unbiased opinion I asked my wife if she was troubled by planes. She looked at me as if I had just gone insane.

You're far more likely to be troubled by motorcycles if you live anywhere near one of the arteries (Rts 172 and 124, High Ridge and Long Ridge roads). They like to cruise around on weekends when weather is good. And even now as I write this I can hear a leaf blower in the distance. you'll hear more of those than the planes, BY FAR. But to repeat: the noise level is orders of magnitude less than whet you'll find farther south. Other possibly disturbing noises include spring peepers (extremely loud but now past), cicadas, owls hooting and screeching, coyotes howling and other birds of every kind. All of which are far louder than the planes.

Our neighbors raise malamutes. They set up to howling at times, it's very entertaining.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Some places are worse than others and worse during certain periods.

I think the approach over pound ridge (i live near it) is a secondary approach that's more in use when there's a low cloud cover or during busy periods.

My advice is sit there in a car on a Sunday afternoon, cloudy and see how you feel.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Westchester County
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The Purchase and Rye Town areas have loud airplane noise. I think Bedford suits your needs best. It is very quiet,lots of land and mature landscaping.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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The Purchase and Rye Town areas have loud airplane noise. I think Bedford suits your needs best. It is very quiet,lots of land and mature landscaping.
You can lump Pound Ridge, South Salem, North Salem and Lewisboro together with Bedford. They're as quiet as you're going to get. Put Armonk in the same group as Purchase, it's also very close to the airport.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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So is Pleasanville, Ossining, Briarcliff. Lived in Briarcliff, P'vill for 30+ yrs never heard a plane
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