Noise? Absolutely. You have the flight path of San Jose Airport as well as the train coming by. I used to live down the road off Lafayette and Plaza Escuela and belive me it was noisy. The train come by as early as 5:15 in the morning and the planes go until about 10:00 at night. Unless you want that wake up call in the morning, I would suggest some other areas. Most of 95054 Santa Clara does have the airplane noise, however, about 10 years ago the airport upgraded many of the homes in the neighborhood with double pane windows and a/c. I also lived in a home right across the freeway from Rivermark and the noise was there as well. I must say though that after about a week you really don't notice it anymore. You just have to ask yourself if it is something you don't mind getting used to. Hope it helps.