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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #21
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Yeah, looks like I have some thinking to do. Thank you all for your input, I appreciate it.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #22
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Maybe...it all depends on the school, fencing and how much space between the house an school...
I agree. I lived near several schools in Ypsi and the only problem I ever had was a few times when kids tried to tease my dogs.

Wasn't bad.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #23
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I agree. I lived near several schools in Ypsi and the only problem I ever had was a few times when kids tried to tease my dogs.

Wasn't bad.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #24
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An elementary school wouldn't bother me. In fact, when we were looking at houses this spring, we made a point of it to try and find a house as close to the schools as possible so that any kids we may have could walk or bike to school.

There are a bunch of schools in my neighborhood and though we don't live directly adjacent to one, there are a few schools right across from the houses behind us. The only problem I would mention is that traffic can get a little busy on certain roads in the early morning and around 3:30 in the afternoon.

If you are really concerned about stuff like that, try driving through the neighborhood that you are considering on a few different occasions at different times of day to see what it's like.

I will say that when the kids are outside for recess, they can be pretty loud... or at least a lot louder than I had imagined. But after about a week, I didn't even notice it and I am generally at work when they are there anyway.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #25
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Couple of things. I would love to back up to an elementary school.

The Drug-Free School zone stops at the property line. Added to the fact that you want to put up a six-foot fence. The other thing is if you plan on having kids. You will never have to worry about a sex offender moving in next door. Also, the neighborhoods around the schools in town are very well established, here in Howell. The other schools are in the middle of corn fields

I would go for it.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #26
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Couple of things. I would love to back up to an elementary school.

The Drug-Free School zone stops at the property line. Added to the fact that you want to put up a six-foot fence. The other thing is if you plan on having kids. You will never have to worry about a sex offender moving in next door. Also, the neighborhoods around the schools in town are very well established, here in Howell. The other schools are in the middle of corn fields

I would go for it.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #27
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I live about 2 blocks from my son's elementary school, I would have no problem backing up to it. The one problem I would have living closer though is traffic. Not the bus's, but the stoopid parents. Lord, I have seen them do some incredibly dumb sh!t when picking up their kids.
*also don't forget, most schools run at least one evening thing a month. confrences, concerts, movie night, fund raisers ect....

find out when school is getting out and go sit nearby and watch the traffic paterns. most schools publish it online.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:12 AM   #28
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i live right next to a catholic elementary school and i really dont even notice it.

imo living next to a school is not that big of a deal if i like the house.
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I have always lived behind a highschool, less than 1/8mi. It can get a little annoying at times to be honest. You can hear the football/sporting events and during marching band season you can fucking hear the damn noise!!! Its not very loud but loud enough to annoy.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #30
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my buddy lives right across the street from an elementary school, (the one I actually went to way back when) and we have permission to ride the trails with our quads, the school has lots of woods and private property all around it with which we have permission to ride. Actually quite nice, finally get some use out of our tax dollars LOL
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #32
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I live about 2 blocks from my son's elementary school, I would have no problem backing up to it. The one problem I would have living closer though is traffic. Not the bus's, but the stoopid parents. Lord, I have seen them do some incredibly dumb sh!t when picking up their kids.
*also don't forget, most schools run at least one evening thing a month. confrences, concerts, movie night, fund raisers ect....

find out when school is getting out and go sit nearby and watch the traffic paterns. most schools publish it online.
That"s a good idea, but I work later than the kids go to school.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #33
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A couple people have braught up the "Drug Free School zone" thing and I think it does extend a Certain distance past the school property lines. I know of many friends that live near an elementary for that reason alone. If you live near one you know the people won't be doing that kind of stuff because of the school being there. I think it's up to half a mile or something like that. It also Depends on if the Property backs up to the Play ground or the side of the building. If it backs up to the play ground you should get a Big Mastif and call it Hercules, The kids might call him "the beast" or something.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #34
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A couple people have braught up the "Drug Free School zone" thing and I think it does extend a Certain distance past the school property lines. I know of many friends that live near an elementary for that reason alone. If you live near one you know the people won't be doing that kind of stuff because of the school being there. I think it's up to half a mile or something like that. It also Depends on if the Property backs up to the Play ground or the side of the building. If it backs up to the play ground you should get a Big Mastif and call it Hercules, The kids might call him "the beast" or something.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #35
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Well, I just found out from someone my fiancee works with (who lives in the area) that the school is closed and they are going to turn it into a community center. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
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Well, I just found out from someone my fiancee works with (who lives in the area) that the school is closed and they are going to turn it into a community center. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
i think thats worse. although, maybe a toss up, you never know what it will bring, but it wont be a daily thing.

but im sure some activities will fall outside of your work hours.
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i think thats worse. although, maybe a toss up, you never know what it will bring, but it wont be a daily thing.

but im sure some activities will fall outside of your work hours.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #38
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Well, I just found out from someone my fiancee works with (who lives in the area) that the school is closed and they are going to turn it into a community center. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
Community center don't said to bad. My parents live next to one. But if they decided to turn it into an alternative school that might be a problem.
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Community center don't said to bad. My parents live next to one. But if they decided to turn it into an alternative school that might be a problem.
i live literally 40ft from an alternative school, and its really not that bad. aside from the people playing basketball in the summer. since that is closest to me.
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I've been looking for a house next to a catholic girls reform school, but so far no luck.
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