Yeah, I too have a bunch of hives in the suburbs. 1 Obs. hive, 2 10-frame nucs and 6 regular hives. I have 5 kids 10 and under, just under 1/2 acre. I do have lots of tall trees, though, forces the bees up before they go out.
Most if not all of the neighbors know about the hives. The kids go around the neighborhood selling honey, after all.... (I don't think most people realize that the honey comes from the neighborhood, though)
Just keep in mind that most of the ones that come out fly up to a half mile away to find flowers. Swarming can be a problem.
Now you just have the long wait till they arrive!!!
April is what...about 30 years away?