How to find a house far from neighbors and noise?Quiet is my highest priority in owning a home (after 5 yrs renting near motorhead degenerates and their loud exhausts, and other friends' and family's barking woes)I hope to find a house I can "guarantee" (within reason) not to be bothered by others' noises, fumes, or other nuisances.A goal: to be either in/outside home, 24/7/365, and not be disturbed. I'm OK with the mere presence of others, and fine with light sounds (raking on grass, car doors shutting quietly, light talking occasionally) or smells (occasional cooking outside), but even lawnmowers nearby are unacceptable now. An image of this goal might be: to be able to read a book on a lounge chair outside, for hours any day, and hear nothing but breeze and occasional light sounds of neighbors living their own quiet and peaceful lives.So I need to look for a house far enough from others that they won't be an issue.So the question is: how do I go about find that?I don't need to live on "40 acres", and really don't want that, but if living on a few acres and using geography (like thick woods, hillsides, boulders, etc.) is what it takes, then I'd do it. I should say that I would also live in an (semi) *urban* environment, provided the quiet was there. I just assume that would be too tall of an order. But maybe there are corner cases I am not thinking in terms of.I'd also like to keep the costs down. The other requirements are pretty light: we're a permanently childless couple, no pets, can live in 1000 Sq feet easily. We would like to be close enough to a city to enjoy culture without having to drive more than, say, 30 minutes to get to it, but 15-20 or less would be ideal.So what process can I take to begin to find this sort of a house (if it exists!)? My geographic requirements are wide: many places in the Boston to D.C. strip.July 05 2013 - Brielle00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.