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13 Celebrities Who Live in SoCal and Where to Spot Them

Who Knew These Famous Faces Are Your Neighbors?!

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Where to Find Celebrities

Southern California is one of the most desirable (and expensive) places to live, no doubt. But if you grew up here, you’ve probably started to take the beautiful beaches and sunny-and-75 climate for granted. While it may not feel like you live “among the stars,” SoCal is a notorious hotspot for celebrity homes. Whether it’s the Hollywood Hills or the Newport Beach Peninsula, the rich and famous simply can’t get enough…square footage. Below is a list of celebs that you didn’t even know were your neighbor!


Toddy SmithYoutuber Where to Find Celebrities

Home in: Huntington Beach

Did You Know… Before his rise to fame, Smith worked as a bartender at numerous SoCal nightspots, including Fred’s Mexican Cafe on Surf City’s Main Street.

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Lauren ConradTelevision Personality, Fashion Designer and Author

Homes in: Laguna Beach, Beverly Hills and Brentwood

Did You Know… Conrad has a fashion line at Kohl’s and is the co-founder of The Little Market—a fair trade shop that sells a variety of products from over 75 different artisan groups 

around the world.


Gene SimmonsFrontman of the Rock Band KISS

Home in: Beverly Hills

Did You Know… Simmons can frequently be spotted at various Rock & Brews locations with bandmate Paul Stanley.


Adam DeVineAmerican Actor and Comedian Where to Find Celebrities

Home in: Newport Beach

Did You Know… DeVine has been seen at Costa Mesa’s iconic Western watering hole, Lander’s Liquor Bar.


Mike TroutBaseball Center Fielder for the LA Angels Where to Find Celebrities

Home in: Newport Beach

Did You Know… Trout is an ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and is an active participant in the Angels Baseball Foundation’s monthly visits to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. 


Earvin “Magic” JohnsonHall-of-Fame Basketball Player

Home in: Dana Point

Did You Know… To accommodate Johnson’s 6-foot-9-inch frame, the chairs and sofas within his OC vacation home were customized to be deep and high enough.


Tony HawkProfessional Skateboarder

Home in: Encinitas

Did You Know… When Hawk isn’t on the board, you can spot him and his family at the beach, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland or eating at Market Restaurant + Bar in Del Mar.


Jason MrazAmerican Singer-Songwriter

Home in: Bonsall

Did You Know… Mraz’s property sits on five and a half acres of farmland where he and his family grow avocados!


Bill Gates Co-Founder of Microsoft 

Home in: Del Mar

Did You Know… Before spending $43 million on their Del Mar mansion, Gates and his wife purchased a 229-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, which was previously owned by weight-loss guru Jenny Craig.


Shaun WhiteProfessional Snowboarder and Skateboarder

Home in: Malibu

Did You Know… When in his home city of San Diego, White can commonly be spotted at Juanitas, Fish 101 and Coffee Coffee—all local joints he can skate to.


John CenaProfessional Wrestler and Actor

Home in: Mission Hills

Did You Know… With a net worth believed to be around $55 million, it is no surprise Cena is frequently spotted enjoying dinner at East Village’s high-end steakhouse, Cowboy Star.

Leonardo DiCaprioAmerican Actor Where to Find Celebrities

Homes in: Malibu and Palm Springs

Did You Know… You can rent DiCaprio’s desert retreat for $4,500 per night…yikes!


Chuck LiddellAmerican Mixed Martial Artist

Home in: Huntington Beach

Did You Know… Liddell has received treatment at Newport Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Sonny Rubin, prior to his most recent fight with Tito Ortiz on November 24, 2018.

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