Ever wondered what it would be like to live like a celebrity? With so many celebrities in a variety of industries – music, movies, sports, television – their locales can be as diverse as their personalities. Some choose to stick to the limelight in popular locales such as cities in California or New York, and some choose to settle down far off the beaten path. The reality is, many celebrities travel between a variety of homes in different cities.
- Los Angeles, California
Tinseltown is a natural choice for celebrities, since it is the hub of the entertainment industry and most work in the city. The great part about Los Angeles is that it has so many different neighborhoods to appeal to the ever growing base of A-listers who live in the area and enjoy the convenience of being close to studios, beautiful weather, trendy hotspots, top-notch cuisine, great shopping and more. There are so many events happening so it’s easy for the famous to get where they need to be in a relative flash. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Bel Air, Malibu and Silver Lake – to name a few. It’s incredibly common to run into a star at a coffee shop, in a boutique or just cruising down the street. Jared Leto, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Nicholson and many other big names call Los Angeles home.
- New York, New York
The hustle and bustle of the Big Apple is appealing to more than 8 million people and celebrities are no different. The fast-paced lifestyle, the wealth, the world-class restaurants, and of course, Broadway are some of the things that keep long-time celebrities still living in the city and consistently driving some of the newer talent to the scene. New York is also home to several television shows which shoot there and there are studios producing movies, music and more. It’s another work and live atmosphere that the famous find convenient and enjoyable. Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Woody Allen, Neil Patrick Harris and many, many more have nestled down in the big city and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
The southern charm of New Orleans is not only a driving force for celebrities, but many actually hail from the city and have continued to keep their roots there. It’s also been a densely celebrity-rich city due to the fact that so many movies are filmed there. If that weren’t enough, the historical attributes, distinct culture, amazing Creole food and endless activities, festivals and entertainment venues are what keep the Big Easy popular. It’s also been known as a place offering tax breaks for those in the industry who live there. Some of the most popular celebrities to grace the city streets are Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. and Tim Robbins but there are many others who reside in this southern hotspot.
- Atlanta, Georgia
The Peach State has been attracting movie stars and musicians for many decades. It’s home to a growing hip-hop industry mecca and many rappers, R&B artists and producers find most of their work here. In addition, it’s been called “The Hollywood of the South” because there are an increasing amount of television shows, series and movies being filmed in the popular locale. You can find celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Ludacris, T.I. and Usher who dwell here for much of the year. There are also a tremendous amount of popular athletes who continue to live in the bustling southeastern city.
- Miami, Florida
The palm trees, popular beaches, cerulean ocean and bright art deco buildings have all been associated with Miami and the city is home to a burgeoning social scene with tons of festivals and star-studded events. South Beach is continually ranked as one of America’s most popular beaches and the yachting scene is like something out of one of the many movies filmed here. The Latin music scene, high-fashion shops and events and the celebrity-owned restaurants have also been a large magnet for the famous. Some of the most popular A-listers in the area include Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Lenny Kravitz and Enrique Iglesias but there are plenty more who own second homes here and visit frequently.
- Las Vegas, Nevada
As Elvis said, “a little less conversation, a little more action” and action is far from lacking in the Entertainment Capital of the World. The Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the best casinos in the world, many of which are anchors for top residence performers. The shows, fine dining, shopping, quickie weddings and gorgeous homes have all been staples of Las Vegas for many decades and have been popular due to its proximity to Los Angeles and the glitz and glamour that accompanies the scene. It’s not infrequent to see celebrities out on the town either performing or not. And those who live in Sin City include Holly Madison, Mike Tyson, Celine Dion and Andre Agassi.
- Chicago, Illinois
Weather-wise, it may not seem like the first choice, but Chicago has been famously featured in movies, television and for athletes who play for one of the many sports teams. The city is cultural, dynamic, wealthy and hosts many of popular attractions which keeps crowds coming to visit and many to continue to stay. There are quite a few celebrities who grew up in the metropolis, which is why they have stayed put to be near family and to relish in being a Chicagoan. Some of the famous faces you’ll find here are Vince Vaughn, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey and Scottie Pippen but you’d be surprised at just how many were born and raised in the Windy City and continue to have homes in the area.
- Nashville, Tennessee
The famed country music industry has long been a haven for artists and actors. There are world-famous venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and a vast amount of recording studios which keep the city bustling with country stars. Over the years, more people have been relocating to Nashville not just for the country scene, but because it’s actually quite a pleasant, safe, beautiful city for those who don’t want to be in front of the paparazzi 24/7. Many A-listers call Nashville their town, such as Brad Paisley, Nicole Kidman, Billy Ray Cyrus and Niki Taylor, to name a few.
This is not a conclusive list of famous celebrity residence cities, but some of the most popular. There are still quite a few who keep homes in small, discreet towns, and many who live abroad.