(Closed) House across from a school? To buy or not…

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One thing to consider: This may be the right house for you, but there are many people saying ti’s not for them. Probably including myself. I don’t know why are you happy that the play area is further away. It’s the basket ball courts that are loudest if you ask me. Local kids might come out after school to play before the sun goes down. Weekends too. Anyway – our opinions shouldn’t sway your opinion, but our opinions might reflect the average opinion. In which case your house might be hard to sell later. Since it seems that it wouldn’t be a first choice for many of us.

The best time to think about selling your house is when you’re buying it. 🙂

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

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Haruyou:  I lived directly behind an elementary school fo 5 years. Barely noticed the kids. Really.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

Haruyou:  We live kitty corner to an Elementary school. What are your issues with it? We have had no problems living by a school. In fact I work from home and during when it is nice out I have windows open and love hearing the kids play outside on recess time.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

I lived across the street from an elementary school.  It wasn’t a big deal b/c they generally arrived to school and went home from school all while I was at work.  When I did go to work late or come home early though there were tons of parents parking, pulling in and out dropping kids off and picking them up but it only lasts for a half hour.  I guess there must have been some after school activities sometimes but I didn’t really notice.  Might depend on the size of the school I guess.

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

Haruyou:  I have no issues with it at all.  In fact the street we live on which is at least 5 miles or so long has quite a few schools on it.  Our son when he gets old enough will probably either go to that school or the school just down the road which is also elementary school.  The one kitty corner from us is a Spanish Immersion Elementary Ed and the other one is just a regular elementary school. 

 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Haruyou:  It wouldn’t bother me. But I leave for work at 5am and get home at 6pm. I’d never have to “deal” with the school during school hours. If you’d be home all day, you’d have to think about it.

Side note: as a kid, I grew up right next to my school. I loved it. Right next to the play ground and I could hang out with friends after school at my house. I don’t know if you plan on having kids soon, but that might be a pro for a house next to the school.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

Haruyou:  None, on occasion the school may have a carnival or something like that. Then cars park along our street but nothing that hinders us getting in and out of our driveway.  As for loudness, the only noise really hear is kids playing outside which I love hearing.  You may hear the buzz of the class bells if the wind is right.  But honestly we have had no problems the 5 years we have lived there

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I live next door to an elementary school – I’ve never had any problems with it. I do live in NYC so there is no traffic and no busses involved. The parents walk their kids to school or the kids walk themselves. We see them once a year when they have a halloween street fair on our street and it is ADORABLE. 

If I am home sick during the week or something and I open a window, I can hear them on the playground.

I didn’t think twice about buying next to an elementary, but at least here in the city I’d never buy next to a middle or high school – those fools loiter.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes go and see it during day. I loved being near enough to a school that my child could walk. Easy entertainment to walk to playground on a Saturday. If you become a parent, it will be a plus. If you do not, it will not bother you.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

When I was in grammer school I lived across the street from the school I attended.  We lived on the back side so there wasn’t the traffic that was on the other side, plus, parking was not allowed on our side of the street during drop off and pick up.  I loved it!  There was always somewhere for us to play.  My parents liked having a little more open space and not having neighbors directly across the street from us.  When they sold it, it sold very quickly.  They sold because they downsized, not because of problems living across the street from a school.

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