Kardashians banned by neighbours from living and filming in South Beach

Updated: Oct 14, 2012, 19:05 PM IST

Washington: The Kardashians’ hope of renting a beach home on the Sunset Islands, DiLidi Island and on North Bay Road, have been blocked by irate neighbours who don’t want the hassle of having the reality TV stars on their doorstep, it has been revealed.

According to a website, the family needed signatures from immediate neighbours of the prospective homes they wanted to use for a three-month period of non-stop filming and a support of 90percent of homeowners within 500 feet.

However, most residents kicked up a stink, complaining that the film crews and paparazzi would prove a disruption to their normally tranquil neighbourhoods.

It has meant that Kourtney, Kim and Khloe have to settle for a base nearly 14 miles away from trendy South Beach in gloomy North Miami Beach.

“They found a gated community in North Miami Beach,” a website has quoted Raul Gonzalez of Miami Beach’s Office of Film and Print as saying.

But despite their abode being in a desirable gated community, it has been revealed that the area the 51,000 square-feet property is far from safe.

“The area is known for its hourly hotels, strip clubs and high crime rate,” a source said.

“It’s a far-cry from their usual posh digs, with just a 7-Eleven and an abandoned old bank close by,” the source added.