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Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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We recently moved to Larchmont, in the village. We love it, but have noticed an incredible amount of airplanes flying overhead. What gives? Is this normal? Did we miss something and pick the wrong area of Larchmont? Some days it literally feels like we live next to a runway. Please help.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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We recently moved to Larchmont, in the village. We love it, but have noticed an incredible amount of airplanes flying overhead. What gives? Is this normal? Did we miss something and pick the wrong area of Larchmont? Some days it literally feels like we live next to a runway. Please help.
It is normal. Those planes are just minutes away from landing at LGA. You didn't pick the wrong area of Larchmont, you picked the area of the county (or possibly the state). If you were in Queens it would be worse. There is no help.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Harrison
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It's a typical route into LGA. Planes go out over Westchester and CT and get in line to come in along the LI Sound. I see them all the time but have never thought of it as a problem. Do you really think it's that loud? Hmm. Maybe you've moved from a "quieter" area? Because it really really isn't bad.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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I agree, I don't really notice it much (except that my daughter loves to point out all of the air-panes overhead). My guess is you'll get used to it over time. All of Westchester is basically on a flight path to LGA and the other airports - so it's impossible to avoid. In fact, I often can make out Westchester landmarks when I fly back from Boston. Long Island and Fire Island ones too for that matter...
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:15 AM
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I'm just up the way from you in Mamaroneck and don't notice a high level. I'm more often looking up at the red-tailed hawks and the young ospreys. They make a real racket! Not that I object.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: NY
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To reiterate what the others have said.

I was born and raised in New Rochelle eons ago.

The air traffic was there then and will be after I'm gone.

The "tone"may change due to weather flight patterns.

It will blend in with the noise from the Thruway after awhile and you won't even notice it
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, this kind of knocks Eastern Westchester off my list of places I might move to. :-) I lived in Brooklyn's Mill Basin for a good part of my life (teenage years+) and didn't realize how much the airplane noise was affecting me until I finally got away from it. Does anyone know if the Western side (e.g White Plains, Hartsdale) has similar noise?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Well, this kind of knocks Eastern Westchester off my list of places I might move to. :-) I lived in Brooklyn's Mill Basin for a good part of my life (teenage years+) and didn't realize how much the airplane noise was affecting me until I finally got away from it. Does anyone know if the Western side (e.g White Plains, Hartsdale) has similar noise?
Don't count on it. Some approaches head up the Hudson and then east. And there's HPN up there too. Sorry to break it to you but you're moving to a region of 18,000,000 people and 3 major airports and several smaller ones as well.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Don't count on it. Some approaches head up the Hudson and then east. And there's HPN up there too. Sorry to break it to you but you're moving to a region of 18,000,000 people and 3 major airports and several smaller ones as well.
Ugh. Too bad. Somehow, I was lucky to find a nice quiet place (other than the all night sirens) in Chicago. Never have a problem despite O'Hare and Midway. Anyone know anything about Stamford?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Honestly, I would spend some time here before you assume that you'll be bothered by airplane noise. I really rarely notice it. Leaf blowers are more of a pain than airplane noise. And if I'm right about where the section of Brooklyn is you're referring to, I think you were living practically next to JFK. Not the same thing as Westchester at all.
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