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We live above the freeway: how can we cultivate quiet?

By on Jul 6th

Is this the view from your apartment at night? night8 © by ntcrwler, used under Creative Commons license.

My husband and I are about to apply for an apartment. It's almost perfect! Except for the interstate being a stone's throw from the balcony.

Are there any non-damaging but permanent ways to help keep our apartment relatively quiet and calm?

Oh man, I feel you — I live next door to a fire station AND across the street from a night club and a bar. So far, we've only had enough money to replace the bedroom window with double-paned glass, but it's done WONDERS for cutting down the noise.

Other than new windows, who else has some good suggestions for de-noising your apartment?

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