Author Topic: Living next to a cemetary  (Read 13355 times)

Offline tampatalon

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Brokeback Got Me Good
  • *****
  • Posts: 823
  • Never Enuff Time
Living next to a cemetary
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:06:33 pm »
My partner & I are looking at buying a house near a graveyard. The house is way back on a pleasant oleander lined street with plenty of neighbors. From the house we like you literally walk across a small side yard, across a small lane & thru the oleander & you are standing in the graveyard, He states it would bother most people. I grew up with a graveyard that practically spilled into my grandmother's yard so its not an issue with me. Opinions please :)
"Lean on me, Let our hearts beat in time, Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long. Who cares where we go on this rutted old road, In a world that may say that we're wrong."--EmmyLou Harris

Offline Penthesilea

  • Town Administration
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,478
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 03:33:52 pm »
I voted "no, it doesn't matter". Across from our first apartment was a stonemasonry that built gravestones. They exhibited their works in their front yard, just across the street from us. And next to the stonemasonry was the graveyard of the village. So every time we looked out of the kitchen window we looked on the gravestones.
We didn't mind at all.

Buying a house near a graveyard wouldn't bother me.
Good luck with buying a house! A pretty exciting thing to do! :)

Offline tampatalon

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Brokeback Got Me Good
  • *****
  • Posts: 823
  • Never Enuff Time
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 06:49:32 pm »
Thank you, we are just in the preliminary stages, its a repo so anything can happen :)
"Lean on me, Let our hearts beat in time, Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long. Who cares where we go on this rutted old road, In a world that may say that we're wrong."--EmmyLou Harris

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 27,185
  • "He somebody you cowboy'd with?"
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 07:28:31 pm »
It wouldn't bother me, either, especially if it was an older, historic graveyard.

At least you shouldn't have to worry about noisy neighbors.  ;)
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

Offline southendmd

  • Town Administration
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,366
  • well, I won't
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 09:03:31 pm »
Hi Steve.  I once lived across from a churchyard and though it was lovely.  Peaceful, lots of light because there weren't big buildings.  But I always liked churchyards since I was a kid, so I wouldn't find it creepy or anything. 

The only issue I can think of:  is it a place that attracts rowdy young people and their beer? 

Good luck!

Offline Mandy21

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,238
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 12:15:28 pm »
He states it would bother most people.

Question is:  would it bother HIM?
Dawn is coming,
Open your eyes...

Offline Luvlylittlewing

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,973
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 01:59:04 pm »
I voted no, it doesn't matter.  I've always loved graveyards because they paint an historical picture of the area.

Offline delalluvia

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,289
  • "Truth is an iron bride"
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 03:32:58 pm »
I lived next door to one.  I was pleased because I knew the place would always be quiet and green with no traffic or disturbances.

And for my superstitious fears if I even took them seriously, there was an open storm drain that ran between my apartment and the cemetery and as we all know, ghosts can't cross running water.  ;D

Offline tampatalon

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Brokeback Got Me Good
  • *****
  • Posts: 823
  • Never Enuff Time
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 04:33:07 pm »
Question is:  would it bother HIM?

It does not seem to bother him to the extent that he wants to put a wet blanket on the idea,
and as previously stated, I have no problem with it.
"Lean on me, Let our hearts beat in time, Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long. Who cares where we go on this rutted old road, In a world that may say that we're wrong."--EmmyLou Harris

Offline tampatalon

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Brokeback Got Me Good
  • *****
  • Posts: 823
  • Never Enuff Time
Re: Living next to a cemetary
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 02:45:59 am »
All that ends well, the house ends up sitting directly on the property line. I told the realtor the deal is off till they fix the problem. We really liked it thought but not enuff ta get inta legal problems.
"Lean on me, Let our hearts beat in time, Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long. Who cares where we go on this rutted old road, In a world that may say that we're wrong."--EmmyLou Harris