My plan is to live in a high rise and high up.
My current place is across from the train station. Recently some idiots from a local church took it upon themselves to blast their guitar (with amp) and electric piano and to sing REALLY loud. The police came to remove them but it’s still a hassle. Things like this happen fairly often. Apparently my life is on hold until they decide to shut up or I am suppose to love their awful music (since apparently the rapture could happen at any time and this is only my pre-life I guess I ought to lighten up…bah!!!)
The totally inconsiderate church wackos at least gave me yet further affirmation for why I said good bye to Christianity and religion years ago (silver lining in everything).
Below me there are some shops and that often involves noise pollution (loud music and playing loud recordings from a megaphone).
Lessons learned: avoid living near a train station, avoid living above shops, and live in a high rise (if you can find one and can afford it).
Any other tips on avoiding noise in an apartment?