There are new types of wind generators available with reduced noise level. You will have to check your local legislation because most of commercial wind generators would be illegal to use in residential areas due to the noise. I believe that small-size low-noise generators are the way forward because you don't need much wind to start generating electricity for your home.
What's available at the site? solar, water, wind, biomass, human power generation, are all options, though not all will be cost effective or worth the effort. I've used most all directly (no hydro power resource here), and have had the most fun with making my own biogas for the grill!