Would you buy a house next to a school?

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Re: Would you buy a house next to a school?

Post by BacoNoir » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:53 pm

We live 2 blocks from an elementary school. The traffic is bad in the AM and as others have noted, there are sports at the field in the afternoons, as well as PTA meetings in the evenings. Overflow parking is up and down the street. Luckily, we are just beyond that. I wouldn't buy within that 1 block radius.
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Post by gwells » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:56 pm

matt.wu wrote:You forgot to ask if they would even let you live that close to a school... :mrgreen:

I live about two blocks from my local elementary school (and not on the main street), which is perfect for me. We miss most of the heavy street traffic and are far enough away so that we can't hear even a little sound from the school, but we will have a short walk to school when my kid starts Kindergarten. We are able to walk and take advantage of the facilities when we want, and the streets are often well-kept and safe.

So I don't think I'd want my backyard backed up against the school, but I don't mind living close to a school.
pretty much my experience (except the whole having kids part).

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Post by matt.wu » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:04 pm

gwells wrote:
matt.wu wrote:You forgot to ask if they would even let you live that close to a school... :mrgreen:

I live about two blocks from my local elementary school (and not on the main street), which is perfect for me. We miss most of the heavy street traffic and are far enough away so that we can't hear even a little sound from the school, but we will have a short walk to school when my kid starts Kindergarten. We are able to walk and take advantage of the facilities when we want, and the streets are often well-kept and safe.

So I don't think I'd want my backyard backed up against the school, but I don't mind living close to a school.
pretty much my experience (except the whole having kids part).
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Post by gwells » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:20 pm

my wife may disagree with that.

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Post by R@cerx » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:55 am

Nope. Same for churches and power lines.

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Re: Would you buy a house next to a school?

Post by Irene » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:11 pm

We use to live near a school a few years ago and it was not a great experience.

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Post by Graeme » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 am

I wouldn't live next door to a school. Traffic is a nightmare twice a day and there is the noise at lunchtime.
Depending on the school there might be adult night classes so traffic and parking will be bad in the evenings too.

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Post by mfxr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:02 am

2 blocks away yes,
right next to school, no way.

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Post by r.palace » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 am

Irene wrote:We use to live near a school a few years ago and it was not a great experience.
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Irene is Matt Wu? Matt Wu is Irene?

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Would you buy a house next to a school?

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:42 am

r.palace wrote:
Irene wrote:We use to live near a school a few years ago and it was not a great experience.
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:53 am



Irene is Matt Wu? Matt Wu is Irene?

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:42 am

It’s actually pronounced "I lean..." (sorry Matt, I couldn’t resist the straight line!)

So... Stewart... where did you end up living, anyways?
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Post by 1954Selmer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:04 pm

Would I buy a house next to a school?? Hell F#ck-No!! I don't like children..

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Post by Selym » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:38 pm

1954Selmer wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Would I buy a house next to a school?? Hell F#ck-No!! I don't like children..
As a child, did you dislike children? :scratch:

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:08 pm

r.palace wrote:
Irene wrote:We use to live near a school a few years ago and it was not a great experience.
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Irene is Matt Wu? Matt Wu is Irene?

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Don’t judge. As I understand it, he’s only Irene four or five times a month.

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Post by Heuerville » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:04 am

Sidheguitarist wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:42 am
It’s actually pronounced "I lean..." (sorry Matt, I couldn’t resist the straight line!)

So... Stewart... where did you end up living, anyways?
Not next to a school :lol:
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Re: Would you buy a house next to a school?

Post by pete2528ca » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:43 am

I love being next to a school. easy on my child and really I am at work during the day so I don't hear anything anyway. Mind you Canada is a lot different than the states.

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