Renting a single family house is a nightmare. If owners don't use a property management company, they do repairs themselves. They take forever and replacement appliances are junk.
If the owner uses a property management company, the experience is even worse. (Except for toilet repair - they get on that right away.) PropMgmt companies want to push paper to get their fees. They know owners hate to be charged for repairs.
If you plan to rent, get a townhouse or apartment in a complex that is professionally run with management and maintenance staff on site. 55+ complexes are definitely much quieter. Top floor means less noise from above. Concrete walls, floors, and ceilings are heaven for sound quality. Rent from a complex with elevators: the cheap complexes won't spring for the cost.