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Celebrity Neighbors

A recent poll reveals Americas’ most qualified neighbors and those that would make them lock their doors from some personalities.

It’s either no one wants to live with a terrifying mom of eight or simply, they just can’t stand the paparazzi hiding in their yard to snap a photo of their neighbor. Zillow released the results of its Third Annual Celebrity Neighbor survey. Seventeen percent of those who were surveyed would not want Nadya Suleman or “Octomom” to be a part of their neighborhood. Those who earned more than 10 percent of votes were Jon and Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin, and balloon boy’s parents Richard and Mayumi Heene.

In 2007, ex-football hotshot Michael Vick, Britney Spears and Rosie O’Donnell were voted worst neighbors. A year after, Spears topped the same category.

Whitney Tyner of Zillow writes, “In light of recent news, adults appear to be indecisive about whether or not professional golfer Tiger Woods would make a good neighbor. Three percent of adults found him to be a desirable neighbor for 2010, while only slightly more (4%) thought he was the worst neighbor of 2009. The same confusion surrounds Sarah Palin, who last year was ranked number one on the most desirable list. This year, while 12% thought Palin to be a desirable neighbor for 2010, 11% voted her as the worst neighbor of 2009 – ranking her near the top of both lists simultaneously.”

On the brighter side, the Obamas top the list of most desirable neighbors followed by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi, and as stated, Sarah Palin. While you may think these are just wish lists, it’s possible to live near the Obamas. This 8BR house currently listed in Greenwood Avenue will get you closer to the first family. Be sure to shell out $1.8 million though.

Perhaps, what appeals to those who voted for the Obamas was the fact that they reflect traditional values in raising their children. But that doesn’t mean that they’ll find no paparazzi once in a while in their neighborhood.

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