I live in the city.
In the last three years, I HAD a rooster or two to service my girls in the late fall such as October, even they are not laying or finish laying. And all the neighbors windows are all closed up so no worries. The distance between the coop and neighbors are 60 to 75 ft away. having ONE roo helps and he would not crow as much because there is no competitors within earshot.
By spring, around March, my girls will start laying and getting used to the rooster helped and got fertile eggs after a week they started laying. I will keep the roo until April until warmer weather settled in and then I will give away the roo to a good home to a good friend of mine who takes him in for her girls. Then when I want him back for the fall, she would confine him to a cage for a month in her horse barn, a good 300 ft away from her chicken barn, no contact with any other birds, then she will bring him to me. Since then, I have not had a problem with anything that came from the roo from her farm. So we both share a roo.
In the spring, from this egg hatching, I can keep a son of that roo, let him grow up and be able to breed the girls in the spring and start the cycle all over again.