AT on... Street Noise

AT on... Street Noise

Lily Gahagan
Oct 1, 2008

"All the noise, noise, noise!" I hate to quote the Grinch, but the prospect of sleepless nights is causing me to already have a few. See, my apartment search has led us to a beautiful, spacious apartment in one of our neighborhoods of choice, the Inner Sunset. The problem? It is mere feet from the MUNI (the above-ground rail system here in San Francisco)...

I'm not too keen on wearing earplugs for the next year, so I wanted to see if anyone else out there has had experience living next to a noisy street. I've got a few things going in my favor here: one, the train doesn't stop at my block, so no doors opening and closing or people getting off; two, the apartment has double-plated windows and is on the second floor; and three, with no car, it is convenient to have it so close by. So any advice on living with noise? Do you eventually stop hearing it or does it one day drive you up the wall? I'd love to hear your experience.

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