I came from 5 acres and the only noise was boats on the river flowing virtually in our back yard, to a quite busy street.
The first thing I did was put in double glazing at the front where the bedrooms are.
This helped dramatically though I dare say I would have got used to it having come from Sydney and Paddington where it was a very busy street.
Now it does not bother me and I really do not notice traffic noises apart from bikes that sometimes roar and are really annoying.
So, although there is quite a lot of traffic on my section of the small street I live in, as people take a short cut to a larger street via here, it does not bother me and in fact I feel safer living alone knowing there are a lot of people passing by!
We don't have any traffic noises in our street. I could quite happily say that I could hear a pin drop. It is lovely and peaceful and that's what I like. That is why I live in this area. I could never live on a main road with lots of noise, police and ambulance going past with sirens, motorbikes screaming, car horns.....let me outta there !!!
Many mornings when I wake I can hear the sound of traffic on the highway which is about 1 km away. It seems worse lately. At first I worry that a tap had been left on, until I realise.
The road directly past my home does not usually have traffic that bothers. There is the occasional hoon that makes me tense up in case there is the sound of a crash to follow. I know that on the weekend or holidays the area is blissfully much quieter-so I suppose I am accustomed to the traffic noise.
No. traffic does bother me, at least I know I haven't gone deaf! I live on a main road and I too am thankful for all that hustle and bustle as it makes me feel safe to have all that life going on around me. Plenty of street lighting - none of these dark unsafe suburban roads LOL
Sounds of cars do not bother me. I live on a busy road where cars are constantly passing by. However, the sounds of motorcycles bother me because they can be unnecessarily loud, especially when they accelerate too quickly.
We live in a quite street also, but we have a high bridge, not far away, & we can hear the noisy trucks going it, & also the odd hoon, but it doesn't last for long, just for about 30 seconds to a minute, at a time.