Location: Southwest Ontario
posted 4 years ago
I wouldn't want to live within a half mile. I suppose you could get used to the noise, just like people get used to living next to the railroad tracks or right above a freeway, but there are other reasons. Where I grew up, the wind farms were built in "the pass" where the winds were the highest because the mountains funneled the wind that way. It was always the low rent district, because nobody wanted to live where the wind howled the hardest. The preferred areas were right up against the base of the mountain, sheltered from the wind. That way, at least you could keep the paint job on your car from one year to the next.