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Lisa Kranitz…, Home Buyer in Framingham, MA

Too close to the Pike..?

Asked by Lisa Kranitzky, Framingham, MA Wed Sep 19, 2012

Hi All,

I am interested in this property (75 Oak Hill Rd Southborough MA 01772) because of its location and Southboro's public schools; however this home seems pretty close to the Pike...would noise be a concern? Any experience living in this neighborhood?

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Yes, you will hear some noise from the pike. This is something you should consider when valuing the property. In addition, realize the "noise" will always effect value because you can't remove the highway, so when you go to sell the home it should be priced accordingly. That said, there are a lot of people who won't care about the noise (over time you probably won't hear it either) so long as the home, lot and neighborhood are nice.

Some sold homes on the street:

69 Oak Hill, sold this year for $229,000:
http://www.territory.com/mlspin/71350703/69-oak-hill-road-so…

53 Oak Hill - 2 bedroom cape on over an acre - sold in 2011 for $375,000:
http://www.territory.com/mlspin/71142370/53-oak-hill-road-so…

26 Oak Hill - 4 bedroom colonial on less than an acre - sold in 2011 for $375,000:
http://www.territory.com/mlspin/71212605/26-oak-hill-rd-sout…

This new home, 35 Oak Hill, sold this year for $1.1million:
http://www.territory.com/mlspin/71282525/35-oak-hill-rd-sout…

Here is everything currently for sale in Southborough with built in price discounts from Territory.com:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=SOUTHBOROUGH&a…

75 Oak Hill just came on the market today and should be uploaded shortly. Here is the link to check:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=+71437167&…

Find yourself an exclusive buyer's agent (not someone who takes listings) to help guide you through the process of buying in Southborough.

Territory.com, Massachusetts Premier Real Estate Agency for Buyer's
Web Reference: http://territory.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
Hi Lisa, I've spoken to you before. I was the agent selling 103 Pine Hill Rd in Southborough, and you called me after seeing my sign. the answer to your question is yes, you will hear some pike noise from 75 Oak Hill. I sold 59 Oak Hill, which is further away, and you could hear the pike from there. I'd love to help you find a home. Tell me more about what you are looking for. I might know of some new things coming on soon in that area. take care,
Kathy Kessel
Benoit Mizner Simon
RE Broker
KKESSEL7@comcast.net
617-538-3510
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
I have several friends on Oak Hill, who have lived there for years and never been bothered by any noise from the Pike.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2012
I wouldn't want to live near there. I love peace and quiet. People ripping up and down there in motorcycles. I wouldn't want to live near an airport either.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2012
This is a personal observation. In the movie My Cousin Vinnie, he goes to jail so he can get some sleep. The noise inside the jail reminds him of his neighborhood in NY. To others, tht noise would drive them mad.

If you do accept the location, keep in mind that when you go to sell, the pool of buyers who will also accept it may not be as large as it is for properties in a quieter area.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2012
Hi Lisa,
My experience in Southborough is that you can hear the Mass Pike almost everywhere to varying degrees. You and your family will get used to the noise rather quickly so it won't bother you but it will always be a concern for any future buyer. They will have the same thoughts that you do now.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2012
There is noise everywhere in the MetroWest area near the pike and Rt 9. Those two main roads are busiest during the rush hours. Unless you plan to spend your early mornings and mid-late afternoons outside exclusively, I think you will find that the noise is not an issue. You should drive by and get out and listen for yourself.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
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