In a rural Texas setting, yet close to civilization. Most don't realize my street is a street, including folks who have lived here all their life. Those who stumble upon it are quite shocked it exists and even more shocked that it doesn't continue in the way they would expect it to.
Hi KCC! Actually, I hate not having noise around me. I grew up with it. I was raised in London with a railway line at the back of the house, a road at the front, and planes coming into land at Heathrow above. It's actually quieter here. Anyway, a lot of people move out because of the noise. I've been here for 15 years. It's a great place to be - right in the middle of the city.
I've been a rural gal all my life so I've always had the trains, but they're the lonesome woooo wooooo clickety kind of trains, not the clankety hustle bustle trains. It would take a lot for me to get used to the noise of a busy city.
We have two sets of tracks that run through our acreage and one often "lays over" while the other passes through. So, we get a lot of sounds of brakes and we're not far from a crossing, so we here them blow for that. We hear some coupling and uncoupling, but not much. Some are louder than others.
Everyone wants to go to my street, which actually is a long drive full of lights from the sky. It's quiet here, but quite loud and obnoxious there especially when you consider all the photo-ops. I've lived here for 1 1/2 years, but it feels like it's been 15 or more.
The street I live on is a major thoroughfare for my area of the city. It can take you from Grand Prairie, Texas to Dallas, Texas. The intersection closest to my apartment also contains another major thoroughfare for my city. This intersecting street can also take you from one city to another.
My neighbors (the two or three that I actually talk to) are either working people or retired so the noisy neighbors belong to another apartment complex.