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More people would like to live next to their best friend than anyone else, according to a new survey into our ideal neighbours.

The research from five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes reveals that almost 40 per cent of us would like to have our best friend nearby.

Second on the list but polling just 11 per cent was David Beckham, popular with both men and women, followed by Holly Willoughby, Jennifer Aniston and Mary Berry.

At the bottom of the list were Graham Norton, Boris Johnson and George Clooney, although the film star was, not surprisingly, more popular with women than men in the 2014 poll.

Both women and men opted for their best friend as the ideal neighbour although women were keener on having their friend next door with 42 per cent of women choosing this option compared with 33 per cent of men.

David Wilson Homes sales director Michelle Storer said the findings clearly revealed the importance housebuyers place on having good neighbours.

‘It’s great that people want to live close to their best friends and our homes are designed to foster a community feel so even if people are not living next to existing friends we hope the designs help new friendships to form,’ said Michelle.

‘The results also showed some of the characteristics that people look for in a good neighbour with people rating kindness, friendliness and consideration as really important.’

David Wilson Homes is currently creating new communities with a friendly focus at Purbrook Place in Waterlooville, Windmill View and Meadowcroft in Clanfield and at Manor Farm in Havant.

For further information contact selling agents Henry Adams Emsworth branch on 01273 377773 for Purbrook Place or Petersfield branch on 01730 262801 or visit