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Terry Bell, Home Buyer in Goodlettsville, TN

Are the train noises a nuissance on thomas jefferson circle(548) and how often do they run?

Asked by Terry Bell, Goodlettsville, TN Sun Jun 29, 2008

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hello.... i used to live at 589 thomas jefferson. its kinda strange. when i looked at the condos.. (made several trips) never saw or heard a train, and i had been over at different times of the day... welllllll the first night in my new first home, 3:30 a.m, BAM and they never stop!!!!! somedays aren't as bad as others, but most days it seems like the trains are about 20 mins. apart !!! good luck hope this helps.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 29, 2008
Adding to Mr.Holts advice think of the effect it has on the propertys value and the possible negative effects you may encounter if and when you decide to sell.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
I would always exercise caution when purchasing a home near railroad tracks. Because many commercial tracks intersect roads, the vast majority of trains run AT NIGHT. This means that while you may not hear anything trouble during visits, it could be a nonstop noise-fest outside your window... when you least want it to be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 20, 2013
I live on Thomas Jefferson and when I first moved in, I did notice them. For me, it only took not sleeping with the windows open. They do pass by about every 3-4 hours, and it's very rare that they can wake me up. The train itself is not the issue, it's the warning horn that they are required to sound when approaching the crossing. Some conductors lay it on, others are more courteous.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2013
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