Looking to live on the top floor?

By | November 5, 2010

I have a noisy neighbor in the apartment above who when confronted about ‘her’ noise levels (banging, dragging, jumping, exercising…) just shouts and screams at everyone, despite us being quite reasonable.

This has made me wonder: if we buy or rent a top floor apartment in a newish community, what are the pitfalls of living in the top floor. We did live on the top floor of my wife’s house for about 1 year, and found it quite hot in the summer, but I don’t know if that experience applies to all top floors or not. Are there any other pitfalls I should know about?

By top floor, I don’t mean an illegal top floor, I mean a top floor as in the highest legal floor in the building, ie. 17/17 floors…

Does anyone here live on the top floor? What’s been your experience?