2 friends of mine have recently downsized, one to an apartment and one to a small house. Both are on new estates with a large cohort of young people with small children.
Both now regret the move because they feel they don't fit in and that the younger people act as if they own the place and don't need to show any consideration for people in different circumstances. Complaints by non parents or older residents on the local Facebook page about noisy children are dismissed rudely or the complainant is told to 'move to a house in the middle of nowhere' if they don't want to listen to football on the road late at night or kids screaming and shouting until all hours etc.
One of them told me she feels bullied by some of the young parents and was reduced to tears after an altercation about kids swinging on her gate and shouting and roaring at half ten at night. Basically the kids gave their parents a less than truthful account of what had been said and the parents refused to listen to my friend's version and have been making unpleasant remarks on Facebook about 'not appreciating' the way their children are being spoken to by other residents. . She's now had enough and is thinking of moving.
I have a lot of sympathy. But I also remember my mum saying that when she and dad moved, as a young couple with small children, into a road full of retired people she felt she was constantly having to apologise for noise in the garden, hopscotch charts on the pavement etc.
But I don't think she had to put up with some of the overt rudeness that my friends have experienced.
Do modern estates become taken over by what suits the younger majority living there?
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