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I rarely hear my neighbors in my row house in Capitol Hill and when I do it is very faint – I usually only notice it because my dog hears it. I hear less in a row house than I ever have in an apartment building.
I know there are kinds of drywall that you can install to keep noise out. So maybe as you are looking you can ask if they have that installed. Some row houses are built without party walls – there is a small space of air between the homes and they are connected just at the front and top. I imagine that keeps the noise down as well. I lived in a house like this in Woodley Park.
You are always going to have some lack of privacy and noise when you live in close proximity to others – whether that is an apartment building, a row house, or a single family home on a small lot. I hear my neighbors more when they are on the back patio or coming in and out of the front door than anything else.