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From reports on shocking celebrity price cuts to exclusive looks inside celebrity homes for sale, Zillow’s thirst for celebrity real estate news is never quenched.

This December, in the fifth 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 2012

U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, whose unshakable attitude and consistent displays of faith during games (a.k.a. “Tebowing”) has bolstered much media attention during the last year. The survey showed the 24-year-old athlete’s popularity was significantly higher among males (14 percent) compared to females (7 percent).

Celebrity super couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux received 10 percent and 9 percent of the vote, respectively.

The majority of surveyed adults (42 percent) said they did not want to live next to any celebrities. “As a voyeuristic culture that breathlessly tracks every celebrity movement, it’s extremely surprising to see so many Americans saying they wouldn’t like to live next to any celebrity at all,” said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky. “In fact, more people opted out of a celebrity neighbor in 2012 than in any of the past years we’ve run this poll.”

Worst Neighbors of 2011

For the second year in a row, the boisterous crew of the reality TV show “Jersey Shore” was crowned the least desirable neighbors of 2011, receiving 28 percent of the vote, a slight increase from 26 percent in the 2010 Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

Twenty-one percent of respondents found Charlie Sheen to be the worst neighbor, ranking second by a large margin compared to competitors Lindsay Lohan (14 percent) and Kim Kardashian (13 percent).

Which celebrity would you want to have as a neighbor? Share your opinion in the comments!

 

About the Author

Lauren Riefflin manages news around Zillow Mobile communications and works closely with Zillow's real estate economists in preparing Zillow's real estate market reports. She also focuses on celebrity real estate news as both a Zillow Blog author and manager of celebrity content relationships.

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