Peace & Quiet Guidelines
So many people love our community and call it home. We are lucky to have a tremendous diversity in our neighborhood students, families with young children, professionals, artists, and so many others that bring verve and life to our streets.
Sometimes, however, they also bring noise and disruption. We all want to enjoy living in our neighborhood. This is a gentle reminder that we don’t all keep the same schedule and need to be respectful of our neighbors’ needs for peace, quiet, and safety. There are those who must rise extra early, others who work nights, and toddlers who nap in the afternoon. Those arriving home late, having porch gatherings, or otherwise moving through the community should consider their noise levels.
The purpose of this statement is to advise all residents of “community standards” and what is considered, by much discussion as well as by general consensus, to be “unacceptable behavior” in our neighborhood, one that its residents cherish for its sense of community and neighborliness.
What constitutes unacceptable behavior? Here are some examples:
- Loud, boisterous voices or music that disturbs neighbors. This may be associated with a large gathering of people, a ‘keg party’, a parked car, or some other event. In common, however, they share a volume that carries and echoes between our homes.
- The “Baltimore Doorbell” drivers using car horns to get someone’s attention.
- Dogs that bark loudly and excessively.
- Any behavior that negatively affects the safety of residents, children, pets or visitors.
What should we expect from our neighbors?
- If you are expecting a visitor, or someone to pick you up, meet them outside or ask that they come to the door. Explain in advance that they should not use their car horn to announce themselves.
- Street or porch conversations should be held at a low, private level, especially in good weather (when windows are open).
- General quiet during the nighttime hours. This is considered 10pm to 7am on weeknights and 11pm to 7am on weekends).
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