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From bowling alleys and helicopter pads to an equestrian training center and private lake -- you name it, and it is probably one of many extravagant amenities found in celebrity homes. But bigger-than-this-world amenities aren’t necessarily what admiring Americans think of when dreaming up which celebrity they would choose to live next to. Sometimes, the celebrity under the roof matters just as much.
This December, in the sixth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey, we asked Americans which celebrities they would most like to have as their neighbor, as well as celebs with whom they wouldn’t dare share a fence.
Most Desirable Neighbors for 2013
They may not be expecting a baby, but folks still want to live next to this happy couple. With 10 percent of the vote, U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with country music stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. The survey showed the newlyweds’ popularity was significantly higher among females (13 percent) compared with males (7 percent).
Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift tied for second place, each receiving 9 percent of the vote. However, nearly half of surveyed adults (45 percent) said they would not want to live next to any celebrities listed in the poll, up slightly from 42 percent last year.
“Most people don’t want to live next to any celebrity, regardless of why they are famous,” said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky. “In fact, more people voiced their desire not to have a celebrity neighbor in 2013 than in any of the past years we’ve run this poll.”
Worst Neighbors of 2012
The Georgia-based cast of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a reality show that spotlights child beauty pageant contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family, were crowned the least desirable neighbors of 2012, receiving 21 percent of the vote. This is not the first time, though, a reality show cast has landed at the top of Zillow’s worst neighbor list.
“This year we noticed a trend on the worst-neighbor side; for three years in a row now, the casts of reality television shows have dominated the top of our worst celebrity neighbor list. Not surprisingly, celebrities with full-time camera crews, in addition to paparazzi, aren’t America’s top choices to live next door,” Bohutinsky said.
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