Jeff Daniels was not enthralled with Hollywood, so he moved back to his hometown, Chelsea. His Michigan roots were calling so he upended his family in 1986 and took the plunge. He said it worked great for his kids and high school sweetheart Kathleen who he married in 1979. He told “People” magazine that he was never captivated by the entertainment industry.
“I never bought it,” he said. He did not trust fame and he knew it would be fleeting, so he moved. Lately, he’s been racking up Tony nominations with three now, but previously won two Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes.
Jamie Lynn Sigler
Just like everyone else on this list, “The Sopranos” HBO actress Jamie Lynn Sigler made the decision to leave Hollywood for somewhere better. The mom of two feels calmer in Austin. She says there is a new outdoor appreciation and love of nature there. Hey, nature is great, we can't blame her.
In New York and L.A., she didn’t have that. She shared with “People” that she is viewing “The Sopranos” for the first time. She said it’s “bittersweet.” She also opened up about her struggles with multiple sclerosis and how living with it is a little easier in Texas.
After beating the all-time record by winning three Best Actor Oscars, Daniel Day-Lewis bid Hollywood farewell, surprising everyone with his 2017 retirement announcement. The famous method actor got into cobbling. He was a shoemaker apprentice in Florence and lived there temporarily. He has a place in Greenwich Village.
His wife Rebecca Miller and their two sons split their time in Manhattan and in Ireland. He has dual British and Irish citizenship and has a farmhouse in Ireland, in a village called Annamoe. He said he loved London but left because the press harassed him. In Wicklow, it’s an Irishman’s paradise.
Rapper Post Malone relocated to the L.A. area after growing up in Texas to become a big star. He rented a massive 11,200 mansion in Beverly Hills and stayed there until 2019. He bought a $3 million Salt Lake City compound. He told Joe Rogan that the move to Utah brought him peace of mind. L.A. was bad for his creative process.
His massive home is like an oasis, sprawling to almost 13,000 square feet and set on 7 acres. Luxury perks include a wine cellar, a home gym, and a basketball court. He’s adding an underground shelter to wait out the apocalypse.
In the ‘60s, a natural haven in Laurel Canyon attracted a community of musicians. Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Frank Zappa, and even other celebs like Jack Nicholson chose to make the natural wonder of this canyon their home. Neil Young legendarily recorded “After the Gold Rush” after having met the musicians who made up "Crazy Horse" there.
“Southern Man” was actually written and recorded on the west coast. His Topanga Canyon home was located near Laurel Canyon on Sky Line Trail. It included a recording studio. He sold the 1,500-square-foot retreat and relocated to Redwood City.