I live in a rustic older colonial house. It is clean. This is not a five star place and it is lived in. I live alone in main house.
I have a separate basement apartment where my nephew and his wife are living.
My street is very busy during the day but quiet down after working hours.
The steps upstairs maybe steep for an older person and they can be squeaky.
If you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you. It is more suitable for a younger person on the go, who is not fussy.