Survey: What Time Do You Turn Down the Volume for Your Neighbors?

Survey: What Time Do You Turn Down the Volume for Your Neighbors?

Kyle Freeman
Jun 19, 2009

Like many urban dwellers we live in a densely packed neighborhood where our three family home is right on top of our neighbors' homes. We're having a party tonight which always brings up the issue of what time is too late for noisy festivities (complicated by warmer weather and open windows)...

Last time we had a party, there was dancing. And where there's dancing there's music. And though most of us are in our thirties and older (to say, this wasn't a raging, crazy party), the cops came to the last soiree at around 11 pm because a neighbor complained about the music. (We think we know which one...) Granted we live in a family oriented neighborhood so it may not be the best fit for our dancing proclivities but nonetheless it was frustrating to have the cops quell the mood and the dancing. In preparation for tonight's party (though this one probably won't be a loud, dancing one) we raise the question to you about noise and neighbors.

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