Living Next to Cemeteries: Plots With Peace, Quiet -- and Great Home Values?

 graveyard real estate
graveyard real estate

Some homeowners aren't worried about block parties, blaring music or their neighbors taking their parking spaces. That's because, according to an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, an increasing number of homeowners are finding that their neighbors are ... well ... dead.

Whereas cemeteries were once relegated to land far outside of the city, urban sprawl means that everything once distant, including graveyards, is closer to urban centers and the living who reside within. While the peace and quiet that comes with living near the dead is undoubtedly nice (provided, of course, that there are no zombies), there is something undeniably creepy about living next door to a memorial park.

So what does living near a graveyard do to your home value?