As a first floor person, I understand that there is going to be some amount of noise. My number one annoyance is when my upstairs neighbors walk all around their hardwood floors in our old building wearing HEELS, or other hard-soled boots or shoes. This makes the footstep noise so much worse! I haven't said anything to them about it, but if I knew them better, I'd like to ask them to wait to put their shoes on until before they leave.
What To Do When You Are the Noisy Upstairs Neighbor? Good Questions
|11/6/12 1:49 PM|
As a fellow Chicago resident, I HATED the year I spent in a rear, first floor unit with buildings on either side blocking all natural light. It wasn't even a true garden and the lack of light was soul-crushing. I vowed never to live without sun flooded windows again. Don't under-estimate the necessity of sun (and parking). If you are managing fine where you are, I'd say stay, but only you can know what you value most! If you get SOME light or view in the garden that could be key.
Smaller Unit with View VS. Larger Garden Unit?
|12/1/10 1:26 PM|