LANCASTER, England, July 9 /PRNewswire/ --
- The Queen is our Most Desired Neighbour - New Survey Finds
Although there'd be a lot of twitching curtains and 'keeping up with the Windsors', a new survey has found that the person people would most like to live next door to is the Queen.
The survey found that a quarter of people want to live next door to Her Majesty. This was closely followed by David Attenborourgh (10%) and Sean Connery (9%). The person the least people wanted to live next door to is Victor Meldrew (1%).
It was the men who wanted a good converser as a neighbour, with the majority of opting for Attenborough and Mick Jagger. Ladies seemed to want the eye candy next door - with 94% of the Sean Connery voters, women.
The great North/South divide was also evident in the survey, with 43% of patriotic Southerners opting for the Queen, whilst a quarter of chatty Northerners most wanted to live next door to TV legend Michael Parkinson.
Mark Phoenix of Prestigious Retirement Villages who carried out the survey, said: "As developer of the UK's largest retirement village we wanted to get an idea about peoples' perceptions of both the grey market and the neighbours they'd most like to have. The results show that people are more concerned about the quality of their neighbours, hence why the Queen beat Joanna Lumley.
"Today's obsession with celebrity and wealth was perhaps another contributing factor to peoples' answers and it's quite interesting to see that people really want to get to know the older generation and the celebrities who represent them."
The newest trend in retirement living was unveiled in September last year and the trend-setting Middleton Towers development by Prestigious Retirement Villages is now welcoming its first residents.
Middleton Towers been created to meet the growing demand from the over 55s for secure but modern living space amongst like minded people.
Concluded Mark: "The site really does offer optimum luxury for residents; we think it might even be good enough for the Queen."
The top five people we want to live next door to are: 1) The Queen (24%) 2) David Attenborough (10%) 3) Sean Connery (9%) 4) Mick Jagger (7%), Michael Parkinson (7%) 5) Joanna Lumley (6%)
SOURCE Prestigious Retirement Villages