Not to get to "off-key" from the thread here, Susan, but wife and I have always run into some type of noise problems in both apartments we've lived in and even in our own house. Some people in a second floor, and higher, apartment, just don't seem to care about the neighbors below them. And, next door neighbors can be the same way. People that have to sell their house for some reason/reasons, and move into an apartment, just seem to think that they can live the same way in an apartment as they did in their house. Noise, noise and more noise! Actually, I wonder how the noise is inside/outside 55+ Communities. Sometimes, loud rap and hip-hop music can be heard from cars driving out of our complex. A lot of the younger generation just seem not to care how loud they have the music they listen to. But, then again, with Seniors that were at Woodstock or other wild concerts, back in the day, many of us loved loud music also. My SIL, wife's sister, is a lower-keyed type person and, sometimes, we barely get along with her. My wife has told me numerous times in the 20 years we've been married, "I'm sure glad that I didn't marry a low-keyed, quiet type guy!" Basically, if a person wants/requires quietness, they have to live in a house on a large piece of property that is a number of miles from their closest neighbor. But, then again, I do think 55+ Communities are very strict about noise.