I have to agree that the noise is unbearable. I'm a little surprised by how much I can hear. I have a friend who lives in an apartment complex one block from mine, and I never hear any noise when I visit her. She lives in Colonial Grande and really seems to like it there. I knew that some noise would be expected when I moved into an apartment, but I wasn't prepared for how much noise I would experience. I can hear every footstep, every flush, every load of laundry, every door open, etc. I can even hear when my neighbor sprays air freshener. This definitely seems excessive to me. I'm guessing poor construction is the problem. Wish I had made a different choice honestly. Feeling worried to know that I'm locked in for several more months.