I have been living with wetlands near my home for well over 30 years. It seems that in the heat of the summer every night after 7:30 PM the Mosquitoes are out and about. Having woods or marsh & wetands near your home also brings much beauty and tranquilty that is hard to find these days wherever you live. Having woods near you also brings additional spiders which eat other insects. Having woods and marsh behind or in front of where you live also brings brings you beautiful colors in the fall, glistening ice and snow on branches in the winter. ln addition to lots of natural beauty in the spring and summer, you will enjoy the sounds of birds singing and get to learn a bit about what country living has to offer.
I have relatives who live in other boroughs nowhere near wetlands or woods and when I sit on their back deck, I fight off the Mosquitoes in the summer.The peace and tranquility is worth it to me. Everyone is different,if you are thinking about purchasing near wetlands try to weigh out the positive and negative aspects of owning the home and do what you think is right for you.
PS. Make sure you check to see if you are located in a flood zone, you may need to pay an additional cost for flood insurance, due to elevation levels and or underground streams. Good luck with what you decide .
I would take the birds, butterfly's,flowers, critters & trees in a heartbeat as opposed to cars, pollution and noise.
Arlene Trunzo, BCREP,CRS,GRI,SRES