Choosing a neighborhood you’ll love isn’t just about the features you can see—it’s also about those you can hear (or, more specifically not hear). As most of us have experienced at some point or another, quiet is definitely a desirable attribute for a neighborhood. We listened to What Locals Say, our database of neighborhood reviews from real residents, and found places locals rated as some of the quietest around. If you’re thinking of settling down and losing your noise-canceling headphones for good, these homes for sale will give you the peace you deserve.
Anthem in Henderson, Nevada
The neighborhood of Anthem, a community located southwest of Henderson, is bordered by the dramatic landscape of the 48,438-acre Sloan Canyon National Conservation area—which, in addition to providing stunning views and a peaceful escape, helps insulate the neighborhood from noise. Outdoor activities are also aplenty. One What Locals Say resident spoke of how parents and children will be happy with recreation opportunities they’ll find here. So if you are neighbors to a family (or have a brood of your own), you know the kids will be able to get their energy out at the soccer or baseball park—instead of at home.
This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home has Southwest-inspired details that perfectly suit the desert landscape. When you’re in need of some true alone time, the marble bathroom with soaking tub really can’t be beat.
Rolling Hills Ranch in Chula Vista, California
Chula Vista may be the second-largest city in the San Diego metro, but there are still places there that aren’t packed with people—and Rolling Hills Ranch is one of them. The rolling hills, crisscrossed with hiking trails and plenty of Spanish-style homes, makes this one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. The ample room to roam makes Rolling Hills Ranch a popular choice for families, as one resident noted from her lifelong experience. And while you do feel a world away from the city thanks to the quiet streets, you’re not remote. Locals say shopping and dining options are nearby.
You’ll feel far away from it all in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. It’s all thanks to the 7,501-square-foot lot that creates a nice buffer zone away from the street and your neighbors. Add a few more palm trees, and it’s like having your own personal park.
Lynn Lane in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Though positioned in one of the most eastern parts of Tulsa, Lynn Lane has everything you need—just outside its borders. That means you’re adjacent to superstores, schools, gas stations, and the interstates 44 and 244, but they’re not in your neighborhood. What Locals Say responses highlight the convenience factor of this neighborhood and 91 percent of respondents have said that it’s a quiet place. This combination makes Lynn Lane particularly attractive for families, but there truly is something for everyone here.
You can also afford to live in a little bit of luxury, as seen in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. It’s located in the Stonegate community, which has a pool, clubhouse, and walking trail. If you’re not up for hanging out with neighbors or going to see what’s going on at the nearby Hard Rock, the covered patio or living room fireplace is a great spot to raise a glass to the weekend.
Julington Creek in Jacksonville, Florida
Julington Creek is one of the southernmost neighborhoods in Jacksonville, but you’d be hard-pressed to recognize it as being located in a city. The neighborhood is bordered by the Julington Creek, a waterway that is a popular spot for boating. Nearly all of the bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping are well-contained here, making the inner neighborhoods blissfully quiet. Large trees line the streets, with set-back homes that have very lush landscapes. Locals highlight how you get more land for your money here than in other parts of Jacksonville.
Whether you prefer to lounge on the lanai or by the pool, the choice is yours in this sunny three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. The location on a cul-de-sac means there’s very little car traffic—plus, it’s easy to maneuver your boat in and out of the driveway.
Sun Lakes in Chandler, Arizona
It’s all about leisure in Sun Lakes, a neighborhood that evolved from a resort. Though it was restricted to those 55+, the rules have been relaxed to allow for those age 40 and up to live here. You don’t necessarily have to spend your day golfing (though there are four courses to choose from), and you don’t necessarily have to be retired. Big companies like Intel, PayPal, and Bank of America have corporate campuses in Chandler, and Phoenix is approximately 20 minutes away. Sun Lakes’ location in the southeast part of Chandler gives it a quiet character, and aside from a few restaurants and drugstores, the vibe is very residential—but not boring. One local describes it as an “adult Disneyland,” while another compared the quiet and friendly character to those of the neighborhoods of the 1950s.
This freshly-roofed two-bedroom, two-bathroom home comes with furniture included, a low-maintenance lawn, and all the cacti you can handle.
Pacific Palisades in Santa Monica, California
One of the quietest neighborhoods in the country, Pacific Palisades has been described by locals as more like its own small town than a big-city neighborhood. It’s “green, lush, and mostly untouched,” which isn’t something you can say about the rest of the Los Angeles area. You can walk to the beach or the mountains, take in the sights at the Getty Villa museum, or take care of your weekly grocery shopping at the Pacific Palisades Farmer’s Market. Even Sunset Boulevard has a very different character than its more famous same-named street in Los Angeles, with a gourmet market (Gelson’s Market) and quaint shops like the toy store Little Red Doll House. Not surprisingly, locals find that Pacific Palisades is a great place for families.
This charming two-bedroom Cape Cod is as cute as can be, and in great condition, too. All you’ll hear in place are your own delighted sighs when relaxing on the rooftop deck.
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