I live about 1 mile off-and-to-one-side of the end of BDL
runway 6/24. From late fall to early spring, I can almost see the end of the runway from my home office, through the trees.
Fortunately the house is far enough off the glideslope & departure tracks so that noise isn't a problem -- yes, we hear planes go by, but the noise is bad only on those rare occasions when we get a flyover (military traffic or missed approaches).
It's great being able to take a break from yardwork to see traffic fly by, being able to walk the dog over to the observation area, and receiving the control tower loud and clear on the scanner from inside the house. And since I travel for business...gotta love the location.
This house was priced at a bit of a discount, since normal people for some reason see proximity to the airport like this as being a bad thing. Frankly, one of the reasons my wife and I fell in love with the house was the planespotting.