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The 20 Worst Types of Neighbors

List RulesUpvote the people you don't want living next door

"Home is where the heart is." While that may be true, outside those four walls all bets are off. Whether you reside in a house or an apartment building, horrible neighbors run rampant and come in all shapes and sizes. And unfortunately, you can't run or hide from close encounters of the not-so-neighborly kind. This list of the worst kinds of neighbors includes everyone from the early morning mower to the host of every weekend's 4 a.m. block party.

You probably moved into your neighborhood or building with big dreams of happiness. You carved out a home that would serve as a sanctuary. It's your special place to relax, to unwind, to be happy... Wow. You were so naive! Because without warning, a nearby resident will rear his or her ugly head and quickly turn your happy home into a living hell. We're talking about the people so annoying or mean or inconsiderate or creepy that even Mr. Rogers would exclaim in horror, "Oh please! For the love of God, will you NOT be my neighbor?!" 

This list aims to reflect the absolute worst types of neighbors. Of course, this list may not contain every single type of offender, but these next-door types make it absolutely impossible to love thy neighbor. 

So, who are the worst people on your block? That's up to you to decide, since different things irk different people. Take a gander and upvote the people who manage to bother you the most. Go on - they'll never know... Unless they're already hacking into your wifi.

Here goes the neighborhood!

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    471 VOTES

    The Snoop

    Nothing gets by The Snoop! All up in your business and basically super-human, he/she knows what you're doing before you've even done it. Yes, The Snoop puts the NSA to shame. Oftentimes, The Snoop is an older person - perhaps someone who's retired and has A LOT of extra time on his/her hands. To easily identify this offending neighbor, try leaving your door unlocked after 9 p.m. The Snoop will be right over - under a guise of concern for your well-being - to warn that you'll be raped and murdered if you don't secure that deadbolt.  
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    368 VOTES

    The Halfway House

    Who lives in The Halfway House? You have no freaking idea. All you know is there is a steady stream of shady characters coming and going at all hours. What's going on inside? Again, you're not sure, but speculations range from drug-dealing to prostitution to black magic. Hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife!
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    407 VOTES

    The Fighters

    Ding! Ding! Domestic dispute! The Fighters are mad as hell (at each other) and they're not gonna take it no more! Usually a couple in a dysfunctional, hot-blooded relationship, The Fighters don't need The Gossip to air their dirty laundry... they'll do it themselves! (Warning: The Fighters are prone to epic "make up" sessions that could potentially transform them into The Love Makers.)
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    337 VOTES

    The Gossip

    El Scandaloso! The Gossip - quick to grab your ear and go into faux BFF-mode - eagerly airs the unsolicited dirty laundry of nearby residents with little to no regard for truth. In fact, the more sensational and elaborated, the better! The Gossip professes to provide an invaluable public service, but in reality, he/she is just covertly scavenging for juicy information about YOU to broadcast next door.
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