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Is it really quiet where you live?

Perhaps more than usual due to people staying home.  It is really quiet here and I don't like it at all.  I wanna go home.  :  (

Posted - March 11


  • 5662
    My home is always quiet because I don‘t live in the city or the burbs. I could see how the quiet would be disconcerting if you’re not used to it though.
      March 11, 2020 7:32 PM MDT

  • 23152
    Outside my house yes. 
    5 min from my house no. 
    It gets louder as weather gets better. 
      March 11, 2020 7:41 PM MDT

  • 14297
    It used to be, but over the past 40+ years since I moved into my apartment, the population has increased, they built a YMHA directly across the street and the kids' play area is at the same level as my bedroom window, so I hear the kids screaming and yelling whenever I'm home during the week.  Several people have cars with ridiculously loud engines and one that backfires all the way down the street.  I'm a block away from a high school and when it lets out at 4 PM, it's as though they let the animals at the zoo out of their cages.  That's why I love staying up late at night - by midnight, it's much quieter.
      March 11, 2020 8:29 PM MDT

  • 9036
    Not bad here where I live near downtown area,  some racket from the dumper trucks in the ally early morning times.
      March 11, 2020 9:00 PM MDT

  • 4302
    Depends what you call noise.
    My home is surrounded by the songs of cicadas, crickets and birds.

    Occasionally I can hear a car passing on the nearest road, half a kilometre away.

    The odd jet rumbles the sky, 25% fewer than normal.
    We're not directly under the flight path - maybe about 20 k's from the northbound, 60 from the southbound.

    My husband, just back from the local town of Murwillumbah, tells me it is still well populated.

    My uni had to shut down yesterday due to a confirmed case of Covid19.
    That's close enough that I'm keeping a sharp eye on the latest local developments.
      March 11, 2020 9:18 PM MDT

  • 14893
    No,silly....I think I live here so it can't be....:) 
      March 11, 2020 9:20 PM MDT

  • 6427
    The airport is a few miles away so I enjoy the roar of takeoffs and landings, often ambulances with sirens blaring are heading for the hospital three blocks away, during the week the playground at the Montessori school next door provides a backdrop of screaming toddlers and a few months ago construction began next door on a multi-unit apartment building that should take two years to complete. Because my building is well constructed and on a quiet street, none of this bothers me, but when I list it out, it sounds awful.
      March 12, 2020 3:31 AM MDT

  • 33350
    It is generally quiet in our immediate neighborhood, but we have airplane traffic and a railroad track in the distance. I can hear a train now. It depends on the time of day.
      March 12, 2020 7:14 AM MDT

  • 5026
    One day I'm going to write a song about the sound of a train in the distance at night. 
      March 12, 2020 9:58 AM MDT

  • 33350
      March 12, 2020 10:06 AM MDT

  • 4302
    The doppler effect, the rhythms of the engine, wheels and tracks, the clacketty-clack --
    it would be a great song! :)
      March 13, 2020 6:34 PM MDT

  • It's starting to be peaceful again now that the illegals have learned my air raid siren is louder than their boom boom. 
      March 12, 2020 6:23 PM MDT

  • 13618
    It's very nice and quiet here.  Sometimes people get loud over at the pool but that's not bothersome; they go home by 9ish.   Most around here are home with lights out by 11.  
      March 12, 2020 6:30 PM MDT

  • 37759

      You want to go home?  Where the heck were you when you posted the question?

      March 13, 2020 12:36 AM MDT

  • 4302
    Where are you now, Morning Glory? On holiday, visiting family or friends, or maybe at work?

    And where is your home?
    What are its usual noises like?
      March 13, 2020 6:37 PM MDT

  • 6460
    I live about 200 feet from a major street. So, quiet isn't something that's known to me. This post was edited by Zack at March 13, 2020 9:22 PM MDT
      March 13, 2020 6:40 PM MDT

  • 1640
    I could say it's one of the enjoyable unintended consequences of coronavirus with people scared stiff paranoid. Usually this old 4 decker house is buzzing with kids and other punks. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at April 19, 2020 1:47 PM MDT
      March 13, 2020 6:42 PM MDT