Apartment Living In The City

Apartment Living In The City

Rebecca Orlov
Aug 25, 2009

It's sometimes loud, it's hard to find street parking, it's often a too close for comfort vibe - it's apartment living in the city. A span of sometimes just 10 feet between apartment buildings is common in urban spaces and noises often infiltrate your sweet and comfy sanctuary. But sometimes, it's a great thing.

Yesterday we returned home from a five hour road trip after a weekend in San Francisco. Tired, a little hungry and running late for dinner, we immediately slowed down when we heard our neighbors great jazz music. We don't often listen to jazz but the rhythm and beat was perfect. It was as if the neighbor was encouraging us to relax a bit as we got ready for the evening - and it worked. We've often talked about how neighborly noises nearby are annoying and sometimes just wrong (see Laure's post here). But sometimes hearing your neighbor's music or a dinner party can make you feel connected or part of the vibe. What are your positive experiences of apartment living when it comes to overhearing things?

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