Who’s in and who’s out?
It looks like this year’s losers involved people with gigantic families and winners were politicians… I guess politicians have better security and less paparazzi? Zillow’s 2009 poll showed the list of celebrities that people would like to live next door to while others they want to stay away and oddly, Sarah Palin made both lists…
What’s it like living near a celebrity?
I’ve never lived next door or in the same subdivision as anyone uberly famous although Austin is teeming with celebrities to bump into all over the place, but I’ve never had to deal with Britney’s security guards or get free handbags from Jessica Simpson.
We asked a few people what it was like to neighbor celebrities:
Jeff Jackson of OrgSync said, “the amazing spring weather in Tucson, AZ brings professional cycling, golf and baseball players to town annually. This past spring most of the Colorado Rockies stayed in my condo complex where they tried to live under the radar. One of the outfielders happen to live next to me for a month. He was just like a regular neighbor that happen to give me free tickets to spring training games. The best part was I got to say “I live next door to the Colorado Rockies” for a few weeks.”
Austin corporate trainer, Terrill Fisher noted, “I enjoy having him [Lance Armstrong] in the neighborhood. Lots of prestige and something to show my out of town friends to gawk over. Lance has a contemporary palace here in West Austin with lots of great outdoor living spaces.” Lance’s digs on Architectural Digest.
Do you live near someone famous? Do you love it or hate it? What’s it like? Based on your experience, what do you advise buyers when moving in near a celebrity?