3 Reasons Its OK To Live Next To A Cemetery

3 Reasons Its OK To Live Next To A Cemetery

I may be a bit biased in this reasoning but I think of cemeteries more as parks than places of the dead. In fact, Vermont has some of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country including Hope Cemetery in Barre. Many buyers wonder, when looking at a property bordering a cemetery, if they will have problems trying to sell it in the future. Here are a few reasons I think living next to a cemetery can be a good thing.  

  1. You know your neighbors. Have you ever moved in to a home or apartment, loving your next-door neighbor, only to have them move a few months later? This is fine you like the new tenant as well, but that doesn’t always happen. With a cemetery what you see is what you get. Yes, there will be new burials but they will affect your living situation. It is true in very rare circumstances that a cemetery is moved to a new location, but the chances of this are pretty slim.
  2. The view. Yes, they are gravestones, but some can be quite beautiful. If you view the cemetery more as a decorative park, it becomes even nicer. No worrying if the neighbor is going to mow their lawn, or what color they will paint their house. If you’re next to a public cemetery there will be someone maintaining it and keeping it looking nice. This may not hold true for some private, ancient or abandoned cemeteries but even then the look of a pleasant field may be preferable to a chartreuse house with orange shutters.
  3. It’s quiet. While there will be services, maintenance workers, holiday visitors and other traffic, loud parties or blaring music won’t be a worry. Most noise you hear from a cemetery won’t be obtrusive and will most likely be happening during the day. 
Living next to a cemetery isn’t a bad thing, it can actually be a peaceful and more desirable location than a busy neighborhood. Everyone has their own tastes, some might not want to be by an interstate while others like the easy access; some might want to be next to a mall and others in the country. When it comes down to it, if you love the house, you shouldn’t let the cemetery next door deter you from purchasing.


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