We bought a beautiful piece of land a year ago in an acreage subdivision. We have a gorgeous view which is partly the reason we bought it but it is on a slope so there is very limited space to build on the top to take advantage of the view.
Our soon-to-be neighbors (one couple) are incensed that we are building in that location as it directly blocks their view out the front (their back view is unobstructed but less interesting). We are probably building 5-600 ft away from these neighbors but the view is on the horizon so it is blocked by our home. They haven't lived in their house yet but will be moving in soon.
So far they have: secretly recorded a conversation between themselves and us (unsure as to purpose), threatened lawyers etc (no basis),stated we "had better be careful if we build there because we will have to live in the neighborhood etc.
We really value good neighbors. We had great neighbors for 10 years and then they moved and it got us thinking about moving too. Only now we seem to have the neighbors from hell. I keep wondering how irrational they will get, what they will do to make us miserable if we live there etc.
I am hopeful the other neighbors (who have a ton of kids close to ours in age) will be friendlier but they belong to the same religion as psycho neighbors and I wonder if they would be swayed by her opinion. Except our friend out there tell us she has been causing problems with all the neighbors already.
We love this land but want to raise our children in a peaceful environment. What would you do?
Edited by Dandelionkid - 4/13/12 at 1:15pm