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.