It’s no surprise that we at Zillow love our celebrity real estate fodder. From glossy listings of A-List stars, to shocking price reductions and sometimes tragic foreclosures.

This December, in the fourth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey, we asked Americans which celebrities and politicians they would most like to have as their neighbor, as well as celebs who they wouldn’t dare share a fence.

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2011

It turns out that U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with new mom and movie star, Sandra Bullock. Bullock’s popularity was significantly higher among females (30 percent) compared to males (22 percent).

Talk-show hosts Ellen DeGeneres and wife, Portia DeRossi, along with Conan O’Brien, received nine percent and seven percent of the vote, respectively.

Apparently polarizing politicians also make polarizing neighbors. Fewer Americans said they would like to be neighbors with the Obamas in 2011.  For the past three years, Sarah Palin has maintained a top two ranking on Zillow’s survey, consistently receiving 10 percent or more of the vote.

Worst Neighbors of 2010

The rowdy cast of the reality TV show “Jersey Shore” was named the least desirable neighbor of 2010, receiving  26 percent of the vote. Respondents in the Northeast, where the Jersey Shore reality show was originally filmed, were more opposed to having the cast as neighbors (33 percent). Significantly more women (29 percent) than men (22 percent) also felt the housemates were poor neighbors.

More than one in 10 respondents (11 percent) did not want to live next to rapper Kanye West. Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen, who both faced criminal charges in 2010, received 10 and eight percent of the vote, respectively.

See some homes of the best and worst neighbors:

Barack and Michelle Obama’s Chicago house (below):

Sarah Palin’s Wasilla, AK home: (photo below courtesy The Mudflats):

Sandra Bullock’s house in New Orleans (below):

Jersey Shore house (below):

See Favorite Celebrity Neighbors from previous years:

> See Favorite Celebrity Neighbors in 2009

> See Favorite Celebrity Neighbors in 2008

> See Favorite Celebrity Neighbors in 2007

You also might like...

Nate Berkus' living room

Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Ask $10.5M for Their Greenwich Village Apartment

Selena Gomez's patio2

Selena Gomez Selling Her Calabasas Compound

Tim Allen's home

Bring Your Own Improvement to Tim Allen's Home

Julia Roberts' living room2

UPDATE: Julia Roberts Rakes It in on Greenwich Village Pad

Subscribe for Zillow Blog updates

We will not rent, share or spam your account, ever. Please read and review our privacy policy.

You can also stay updated by following us below

instagram googleplus pinterest