A-Rod tops list of least desirable neighbors

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A-Rod tops list of least desirable neighbors

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on December 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 30 at 3:57 PM

Former Seattle Mariners shortstop Alex Rodgriquez made the “worst neighbors” list in the seventh annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

People would most like to be neighbors with comedian and late-night-show host Jimmy Fallon. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were named the least desirable neighbors of 2013.

Meanwhile, 34 percent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any celebrities listed in the poll, down from 45 percent last year,  the largest drop in the survey's history.

The annual Zillow survey asks U.S. adults which celebrities they would most like to be their neighbor, and with whom they wouldn't want to share a fence.

Fallon was the top choice for a neighbor in the coming year, earning 11 percent of surveyed adults' votes. Last year's winners, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, tied for second place along with Jennifer Lawrence, each receiving 10 percent of the votes.

Reality-TV personality Kardashian and her music mogul fiancee West topped the list of worst neighbors for the year. One-quarter of surveyed Americans found the couple to be the most undesirable neighbors of 2013. Only 2 percent of respondents said they would prefer to live next to "Kimye" in the coming year. 

Eighteen percent of respondents found the cast of the reality TV show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to be the worst neighbors, down slightly from topping last year's worst neighbor list at 21 percent of the votes. Singers Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus tied for the third worst neighbors of 2013 (16 percent).

"It's been a landmark year for Jimmy Fallon," said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky. "He had his first baby, headlined a successful comedy tour and was named Jay Leno's successor to 'The Tonight Show.' He carries a positive, funny and relatable vibe, which people would love to have in a neighbor. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, on the other hand, have a reputation for living an over-the-top lifestyle, with drama and the paparazzi never too far behind. No one wants to live next door to a family who has cameras following them everywhere and seems to seek out as much attention as possible. However, with more than one-third of surveyed Americans preferring a non-celebrity neighbor, what remains clear is that many people don't want to live next to any celebrity, regardless of why they are famous."   

Most desirable neighbors
Jimmy Fallon
Miranda Lambert & Black Shelton tied with Jennifer Lawrence
Sofia Vergara
Robin Roberts
Lebron James
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Worst neighbors of 2013
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Cast of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Alex Rodriguez
Lebron James

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