2 places I used to live:
1) a block away from a busy fire station. I knew I was acclimated to the neighborhood when I started sleeping through the sirens, because I generally don't sleep through ANYTHING.
2) 100 yards (at most) from a busy 4 lane highway (2 each direction), that had cross traffic on it on the side opposite us. Horrible stretch of road, many accidents over the years, state and county ALWAYS looking for funds to reroute around and build overpasses, etc.. It was loud, no doubt about it. But it droned and you could pretty much ignore it. We were on 2 or 3 acres, we had hawks that flew low over the cars on our way in and out the driveway, we had goats and geese, and it was generally a nice place to live. You always knew when there was an accident down on the road, even if it was a few miles away, because you'd realize that road noise was no longer a drone, it was idling, RIGHT THERE.... The best accidents (from the lookie loo perspective) were the ones that happened right down on the road. There was a delivery truck (15 ft long?) that tried to turn left off the highway and onto the side road and it fell over. Didn't get hit, just over balanced and went flop on the road. That was Very Loud and shook the house.
3) When we first got married, we lived right over the sound barrier from a very busy freeway (3 or 4 lanes each direction, MAJOR artery). It was endless. Late one night, I heard an accident out on the freeway - screeching brakes, the metallic crumple of the actual collision, and then some guy got out of a car and starting screaming "O M G over and over again". I called 911 and reported an accident and the dispatcher got angry with me when I couldn't tell him which side of the freeway it was on because I couldn't see it. "Well, HOW do you know there's an accident then?" It was nuts, and I hung up really not knowing if he believed me and planned to do anything about it, because at the very least, they had glass to get off the roadway...
The thing is, when you move next to/on top of/within a certain distance from a noise hazard, YOU KNOW IT GOING IN. You have no call to fuss when you bought or rented knowing full well that the loud thing exists, it's ridiculous to pitch a fit after.