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.
Haylie Duff joined two other young Hollywood families in a neighborhood outside of Austin that she loves. After living in Los Angeles for 20 years, you can say that it was a big move. Now she has new things to deal with, like scorpions, spiders, and other crawly things. But Austin is a hip city and it’s worth it.
The “Napoleon Dynamite” star hails from Texas. She told Nicki Swift that Los Angeles felt like the right thing then, and this is right now. Her daughters love the extra space. She likes that she can live nearby her dad in Texas.
The “Scandal” and “Scrubs” star used to call Los Angeles home, but has since relocated himself and his family to Connecticut. Scott Foley sold his $4.5 million Hidden Hills single-story spread sitting on over an acre of land and surrounded by trees, which sounds like a dream.
The secluded home has a barn with room for three horses and an elaborate treehouse. On “Live With Kelly and Ryan” Foley said that after living in Los Angeles for 30 years, he is moving his wife and three kids to Connecticut. His wife is from East Coast, making it an easier move.
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.
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.