Your new next-door neighbor – a cemetery

Beth and Mike De Coss stand in the backyard of their Healdsburg, Calif., home on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Their home shares a fence with Healdsburgs Oak Mount Cemetery. They say the neighborhoods quiet for the most part, except when teens decide to hang out in the cemetery after hours. (Kim Komenich / The Chronicle)

Beth and Mike De Coss stand in the backyard of their Healdsburg, Calif., home on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Their home shares a fence with Healdsburg's Oak Mount Cemetery. They say the neighborhood's quiet for the most part, except when teens decide to hang out in the cemetery after hours. (Kim Komenich / The Chronicle)

Before moving to Northern Virginia, agent Mitzi Romiti of Jobin Realty lived in a house in Uncasville, Conn., that was adjacent to a cemetery. “We moved in when my children were 6, 9 and 12,” Romiti says. “The neighbors never bothered us, didn’t complain when we had parties, and didn’t throw wild parties themselves. We lived there for about 10 years.”

In some places, living next to a cemetery is considered a status symbol. “In Savannah, our cemeteries are coveted,” says Harry Norman’s Elaine Seabolt, who happens to live next to one in the heart of the historic district that is a huge tourist attraction.

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