Michelle is correct that Willow Terrace is a nice little street. It is not anything like Willow Ave., which can be quite busy. The houses there don't turn over very often and they sell quite fast. Most of them have now been extended and renovated but they are still on the small side. This may be an issue for tall buyers should you decide to sell down the line. The semi-private street parking is unique in Hoboken. As I understand it, the city does not maintain that street so I I'm not sure who clears it in the winter when it snows.
It's also true that much of Hoboken is in the FEMA flood zone but not every part of Hoboken frequently floods. Some do. Others have occasional water problems, some parts (Castle Point, Hudson, part of Washington & Bloomfield) are not in a flood zone at all. You can check with city hall to get the specific flood zone map.
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Noise is not much of an issue. These houses were made right. As a contractor said to me "they don't build them like this anymore".
The noise factor on WT is fairly low for Hoboken. Each house has two shared walls; one is brick, and the other sheet rock. You do not hear day to day sounds, like the tv or radio. One shared wall is brick, and that is very quiet. The other is sheet rock, and the level of loudness depends on how thick the installation was, when it was done, etc. You could install quiet rock as a precautionary and inexpensive measure, but honestly I don't think that is necessary. There is very little street noise because there is no through traffic.
I have never heard of any flooding on the street As stated, water seeps through the cobblestone into the shared crawl space below; it is an old fashioned, time tested, super smart solution. Our house is always dry, no matter what is happening in Hoboken.
Parking is for residents only; each house gets one car. We have a daily car commute and have never failed to get a spot.
Overall, this a wonderful place to live. I often tell people it is like being on Sesame Street. A block party for WT South is held a few times a year, which promotes positive ongoing relations among the neighbors. There are lots of families with children, all of whom like to play together.