There are great benefits to a centrally located airport, namely, easy access for the surrounding areas. There are downsides as well, with number one being noise. Airports are loud.
I live about four miles northeast of DFW and about seven miles north/northwest of Love Field. The kicker is that when the pattern is north-south at Love, my apartement sits directly under the 45′ entry point and/or final approach. What does this mean? Low flying jets (no more than 1,000 ft.) directly over where I live.
But wait, there’s more. I also live under the downwind leg of DFW. This means at any given time there are 3-4 jets within a mile or so of my apartment complex. The jets coming into DFW that fly the wide pattern are usually large body, long range airplanes, such as 747s, 777s, and 757s.
It is a good thing I love airplanes and can sit out on my porch all day long and watch them come and go or I would be very frustrated by the noise.