Are newer apartments quiet?
Correspondingly, how do I find quiet apartments?
How to Choose a Quiet Apartment
- Think about neighborhood noise. Avoid busy streets, railroads, airport flight paths, and nearby businesses with late-night hours, like bars and supermarkets.
- Consider construction. MSN Real Estate and Cleveland.com both have advice on spotting a building designed for noise control.
- Listen carefully when you go to look.
Also, are high rise apartments quiet? The only experience I have is in high rises along the East Coast and Gulf, but they are much quieter than a basic apartment building. High rises have concrete construction as opposed to wood framing, which is a much better sound insulator.
Likewise, people ask, are condos quieter than apartments?
One big way condos are made quieter than apartments is with townhome-style floor plans -- if you occupy multiple stacked floors, there is no "upstairs neighbor" noise, which is usually the type that penetrates the most. More apartments are build to the code minimum than condos.
How quiet do you have to be in an apartment?
Most apartment complexes will have rules regarding curfew and noise. Some require that you keep noise to a minimum after 8pm, while others will ask you to keep quiet after 9 or 10pm.