Obama Family Voted Most Desirable Neighbours for 2017; Justin Bieber Named Worst Neighbour in 2016

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SEATTLE: Americans would most like to be neighbours with the Obamas in 2017, according to the 10thannual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey[i]. Popstar Justin Bieber was selected as the least desirable neighbour, earning the most “worst neighbor” votes in survey history, breaking his own record from 2014.

The annual Zillow survey asks U.S. adults which celebrities they would most like to have as a neighbour, and with whom they wouldn’t want to share a fence.

Most Desirable Neighbours in 2017
The Obama family is the top choice for a celebrity neighbor in 2017, earning 14 per cent of surveyed adults’ votes. The family received a lot of attention for their decision to remain in Washington, D.C. post-White House, which likely contributed to their high ranking on the list. The family garnered strong votes among both male and female voters, and across generations.

Actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson was a close second with 13 per cent of the votes. Johnson is known for his collection of mega mansions, and has sold at least 10 homes in Florida alone over the past decade.

Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV®’s television show “Fixer Upper” came in third with 8 per cent, followed by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (7 per cent).

Twenty-eight per cent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any of the celebrities listed in the poll.

Worst Neighbors from 2016
Justin Bieber topped the list of worst neighbours for the second time, earning the highest percentage of votes in survey history. One in three (36 per cent) found Bieber to be the most undesirable neighbor of 2016, a two percentage point increase from his previous win in 2014. Bieber was especially disliked among male voters (39 per cent).

Reality TV stars Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna came in second place with 23 per cent of the votes. The on-and-off-again couple ranked higher by large margins over competitors Tom Cruise (7 per cent), Taylor Swift (4 per cent) and Tom Brady (3 per cent).

“There was a lot of excitement around the fact that the Obamas chose to stay in D.C. after living in the White House – a first for a former president since Woodrow Wilson,” said Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow chief marketing officer. “Maybe it’s the additional neighborhood security or the possibility of running into other influential and famous people, but it’s clear people are intrigued by the idea of living next to the First Family. On the other hand, Justin Bieber continues to stir up trouble everywhere he goes and would likely be an unpredictable neighbor.”

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2017

Worst Neighbors of 2016

Name

Percent

Name

Percent

The Obamas

14%

Justin Bieber

36%

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

13%

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

23%

Chip and Joanna Gaines

8%

Tom Cruise

7%

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

7%

Taylor Swift

4%

Adele

6%

Tom Brady

3%

Taylor Swift

6%

Ryan Lochte

3%

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

5%

Billy Bush

3%

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

5%

Alex Rodriguez

2%

None of the above

28%

None of the above

19%

For more celebrity real estate news, visit Zillow’s blog, Porchlight.

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