Wake County Air Traffic Noise

When purchasing a new home in Cary, Morrisville, and Raleigh NC, many people wonder if their potential home will have loud airplane noise from the RDU Airport nearby.  This is very important to know before you make your purchase. In fact, if you are a For Sale By Owner, please note that like any seller, by law you must disclose if you are in the noise contour lines of RDU,  in the NC Residential Property and Owners’ Association Disclosure Statement form. How do you see if a Wake County property is in the airplane noise contour map?  Enter the property’s email address into the RDU website.  Important: under the “Layers” list on the left of the page, UNSELECT all options except “NOISE CONTOURS”.


Everyone has different opinions of acceptable air traffic noise levels. In Wake County, the majority of flights are at 6:00 – 7:00 AM and then at 4:00 – 6:00PM. So I always advise my clients to visit the property they are considering buying during those times! 

RDU 5-31-08 N585AA
Check out RDU noise patterns for Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh NC

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