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.
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.
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
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.
Author:David Parsons Phone: 802-922-8768 Dated: June 25th 2014 Views: 208 About David: ...
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