There are not many worst feelings than being awoken from a peaceful slumber to the sounds of blaring music, fighting, or the pitter-patter of little feet running across the floor. Most people try to be good neighbors and keep noise levels to a minimum, but other folks seem like they could care less about your needs. An apartment search can be stressful and overwhelming. Attempting to find the perfect home for your family is similar to trying to locate a needle in a haystack. Our team manages over 25 apartment communities in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia. Allow us the opportunity to show you why so many residents rely on our organization for their apartment search needs.
One tell-tale sign that a noisy neighbor may be present is by hearing loud sounds while viewing the property. If it is a downstairs unit, take some time to listen for stomping, jumping, or even talking coming from upstairs. The walls and ceiling should not be paper thin, but the person next door could suffer from hearing loss, and the sound of a booming television can travel far. Don't forget to inspect the parking area too, especially if it is right outside of the complex. Car alarms that are continually going off, thumping from vehicle stereos and the raucous behaviors of individuals may send your apartment search in a different direction.
Humans are not the only things that can make a substantial amount of noise though. Dogs, birds, and other pets create sounds at different times of the day or night. If continual barking and chirping is not your cup of tea, avoid performing an apartment search in a pet-friendly complex. Swimming pools and playgrounds make comfortable environments for families to exercise and play. However, high levels of noise pollution can come from these locations. Of course, it is also beneficial to have the luxuries for relaxing and unwinding, so instead of marking the structure off your list entirely, consider asking the manager if another unit is available.
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