Living Near Train Tracks
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– Nov 20, 2021(6 replies)
I'm trying to find a condo to buy. West Oakland, East Oakland, and Richmond are what's in the budget. I found a place just south of Emeryville (Clawson) that seems great, but it's about a block and a half from a railroad crossing. The condo has double pane windows and the realtor has sold another unit there and that owner says they don't hear it. However, I am a light sleeper. White noise doesn't bother me and day time crossings would be okay, but I am concerned about the horn honking at the crossing at night. My well-meaning parents are like, "You'll get used to it if you can hear it!" but I'm very nervous about the idea of gambling a half million hoping I'll get used to it if I can hear it.
I can't find any train schedules (freight) so not sure how to actually test it out. I would be very curious if anyone lives near a train crossing in West Oakland, Emeryville, West Berk, etc and can report back! TIA!Nov 20, 2021