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.
It's different when we stay at a daughters house in Melbourne. We used to sleep the very quiet back room on a blowup mattress where our s/I/l keeps his drum set & bike, but now their boarder/friend has moved out of the front room & into a place with his g/f, we'll been moved in there. The little lovely old house is on a 6 lane road! I'd wake up about 7 times a night from the traffic noise, but I guess I'm slowly getting used to the noise now, as I'm only woken up about 4 times during the night! At least we have a real bed now, & more space! When I was having driving lessons in 69'70, I was terrified of the buses & trucks going past me, & my hands would sweat at the thought of them rolling over onto the 'my' car!!!
our street used to be very quite now a constant steam of traffic as not far away very tall units have been built and our street is now used as a shortcut by I would think the people from these units, now one has to be careful travelling in the street as two cars cannot pass each other if cars are parked it was dreadful when the buildings were going on the trucks (cement and waste material etc) would roar down the street at the rate of knots at all hours again out street was used to save time.
When I was a child we lived on a main road noise did not bother us as we had a high privet hedge at the front and it did a wonderful job of blocking out any noise.