I live on a road midway off Clapham Common Northside and love it for many reasons, but I'm struggling with noise especially now the weather is good. A lot of my neighbours seem to be young professionals in flat shares, so in the evenings there are lots of parties and people sitting around in their gardens talking loudly. Because of the nature of the homes - close together properties, small gardens, the sound really carries and it's a complete pain.
We are considering moving in 18 months and the choice is to stay in the area (looking at Nightingale/Clapham South) or head out to the M25 periphery to a more boring area but with more space between neighbours. Some friends have just bought a place in the Nightingale Triangle and said they have a lot of older people or families as neighbours, so I'm wondering if this might be better than the Northside area.
Do I need to suck it up with regards noise, or is there anyone out there in SW11/12 who has nice quiet neighbours? I'm only early 30s myself but want a bit of peace and quiet sometimes
Also a bit more community spirit rather than neighbours who come and go all the time.