The Biggest Pros and Cons of Buying A House Near A Highway, Airport, and Other Landmarks

Alexander Calle February 10, 2024
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If you're starting this year house-hunting for your ideal property, you might have heard about the “location, location, location” mantra that’s prominent in real estate. Here we’ve listed five locations that might make you think twice before living near them.
And if you ever find a house you love that's located near or next to these landmarks, it’s critical to know which could be a deal-breaker for you, and which could suit your needs and lifestyle so you can enjoy your dream home with no regrets.

Airport and flight path


Biggest pro: Ease of travel

Probably the biggest advantage and appeal of buying a house near an airport is the ease of travel, especially if you're a frequent flier or traveler. No more frantic racing against the clock since you can reach your terminal within minutes, saving you time and money.

Biggest con: Noise

The occasional booming sound of planes landing and taking off can be a huge nuisance, especially if the home is located directly under a flight path. However, many airports near residential neighborhoods have noise and flight time restrictions in place that make living near them more manageable.

Pro tip: Do your research when it comes to the neighborhoods where planes fly over most. You may also be able to look up maps showing general flight paths surrounding the nearest airport. During your house hunt, spend some time on the street near your potential property to see if the noise would be a bother to you. Also, don’t forget to inquire about specific noise reduction features that are integrated into the home.

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