So, the hot question that most people often ask is, “where do Hollywood stars live?” As you would expect, many of them live in California, right in the heart of Hollywood. A Hollywood stars homes map, which you can buy several places along Sunset Boulevard, can help you locate the big mansions and homes of your favorite artists. This map will also help you big time if you are planning a visit to Hollywood in the coming days. By using the map, you can carve out your own path as to which homes you would like to see on your tour instead of the pre-set, expensive tours. If you’re thinking about how to make the most of your tour, asking yourself “Where do most celebrities live?”, focus on Beverly Hills and Malibu – the places with the densest celebrity populations.
Since these Hollywood stars like to socialize with like-minded, and like-walleted people, you will almost definitely see tons of stars near and around these areas. And while taking a stroll through these neighborhoods, if you glance at a face and spontaneously say, “Is that him/her?” then it probably is!
It is not too uncommon to see people confusing Beverly Hills for Hollywood. Hollywood itself can be quite disappointing for tourists as it is not as glamorous as most people expect it to be. There is no doubt that those expectations are well fulfilled for tourists when they enter Beverly Hills. This is where you find the grand estates of the celebrities and the opulent residences of Hollywood stars. Some of the most renowned places in this area include Rodeo Drive, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Wilshire, Spago, The Polo Lounge etc. Some of the most famous Hollywood celebrities who live or have lived in Beverly Hills are Charles Chaplin, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Henry Fonda, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Walt Disney, Gene Kelly, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, George Hamilton, among hundreds of others.
When you visit Beverly Hills with the mission of seeing celebrity homes, the place you might want to spend the most time north of Sunset Boulevard. Homes to the south of Sunset Boulevard are big but not as impressive as you would expect them to be. On the other hand, north of Sunset Boulevard leaves Malibu in the dust when it comes to sprawling estates worth hundreds of millions. What’s interesting about the area is that it used to be an empty landscape between communities. Today, you see nothing but luxurious vehicles, huge homes, and the occasional star sighting! Actor Will Rogers happens to be the first mayor of Beverly Hills in 1926.
One of the highlighted homes in the area is of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. While it is located right in the middle of the Los Angeles metropolis, the cozy location between the mountains of the Hollywood hills manages to provide the couple with great privacy. It’s also reported that Jay-Z and Beyonce just put in a $200 million offer on a newly built home in Beverly Hills.
Malibu (The Colony)
There is no other city in California that can beat Beverly Hills, except Malibu, when it comes to the number of stars that live there. It is interesting that before 1929, no one was allowed to enter this specific neighborhood along the beach, known as “Malibu Colony,” as it belonged to Frederick & May Rindge who kept it private. In 1929, it was opened for public and stars started to rent properties here. It was in 1930 that stars and other people living in this area were allowed to “own” their homes. The Colony is guarded by gates and it’s the privacy of the colony that most celebrity residents love about it.
Another really interesting thing about the homes here is that most celebrities come here to spend their vacations and leisure time. Very few stars live here permanently – most have homes closer to studios in Beverly Hills where they live while working. Then, when they have down time, their Malibu vacation home is a short 30-minute drive away. Some of the most famous stars who live here or have lived here at some point include Tom Hanks, Sting, Mel Brooks, Howie Mandell, Bill Murray, Rob Reiner, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, among so many others. As stated earlier, it’s not easy or you could say, it is nearly impossible for the general public to disrupt the privacy of stars living here. However, there are certain hidden routes from which you could get a peek – hint Zonker Harris Accessway.
Now, whenever your mind wanders about “where are the Hollywood stars”, you know the two best places to find them.