Celebrities That Live In Austin

By PropertyClub Team
Jun 18th 2024
Austin, Texas, has long been a popular destination for artists, musicians, and other creative types, and there are many entertainers and celebrities who live in Austin. In recent years, the city has also gained a strong reputation for attracting the wealthy, including famous tech startup founders like Elon Musk. Here are the thirteen most famous people who live in Austin. 

hash-markTop 13 Celebrities That Live In Austin

  1. Sandra Bullock
  2. Elon Musk
  3. Haylie Duff
  4. Zachary Levi
  5. Jensen Ackles
  6. James Marsden
  7. Gary Clark Jr.
  8. Adrian Grenier
  9. Chris Harrison
  10. Matthew McConaughey
  11. Elijah Wood
  12. Justin Long
  13. Mike Judge

hash-mark1. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has been a resident of Austin for several decades, though this is not the only place she calls home. The A-list actress has been an Austin resident since the 90s and even dabbled in the local restaurant industry by opening up several venues of her own. 

Though she doesn’t live here full-time, it’s clear Sandra loves Austin. She notes that she currently stays in Los Angeles for the sake of her kids. 

hash-mark2. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is also one of the most famous people who live in Austin. Elon is known for being the man who inspired the new version of Tony Stark, not to mention being the CEO of Tesla and Twitter. His constant desire to create more tech improvements made him a favorite among techies and futurists from all walks of life. 

When Texas offered tax breaks to Elon, he took them up on their offer. He currently resides in a $45,000 small home in Boca Chica. However, he also seems to love Austin and has companies moving there all the time. 

hash-mark3. Haylie Duff

Another one of the most famous celebrities that lives in Austin is Haylie Duff. You might remember Haylie Duff for her brief time working alongside her sister, Hilary Duff. Most people don’t realize this, but the Duff sisters were originally from Texas. Hilary didn’t return, but Haylie decided to return to her home state. 

Haylie Duff’s return to Austin started in 2020 during the pandemic. We can understand the need to get back home. 

hash-mark4. Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi rose to fame for his portrayal of Chuck Bartowski in "Chuck" and as the titular superhero in "Shazam!" His career embraces TV, movies, and Broadway, highlighting his diverse skills. 

Notably, in 2017, the Shazam star bought a 76-acre cattle farm near Austin for $2.2 million. Beyond his acting, Levi is recognized for his advocacy for mental health awareness, openly discussing his own battles with anxiety and depression. His sincerity and activism have earned him admiration both on and off the screen.

hash-mark5. Jensen Ackles

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles really loves his life in Texas, and to a point, it makes sense. He and his wife love their craft beer. They even started up a local microbrewery called Family Business Beer. So, you might see him serving up suds—if he feels like making an entrance. 

When he’s not brewing up ideas for shows or brewing beer, Ackles is enjoying life in a beautiful five-bedroom house in Lake Austin. 

hash-mark6. James Marsden

James Marsden is a versatile actor known for his roles in "X-Men," "Westworld," and "The Notebook." Marsden's ability to seamlessly transition between genres has made him a sought-after actor in Hollywood. In addition to his acting career, he is a talented singer, having performed in films like "Hairspray" and "Enchanted." 

Recently, Marsden bought a home in the Commons Ford area of Austin, with an estimated purchase price of around $1.8 million. Marsden's diverse talents and charming on-screen presence continue to captivate audiences worldwide.

hash-mark7. Gary Clark Jr. 

This Grammy-winning musician has been a fan of life in Texas for quite some time. A private man, Gary Clark, chose to buy a 50-acre ranch somewhere in Hays county, which is located just South of Austin. Not much is known about the ranch, but it’s got to be amazing. 

hash-mark8. Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier has several major claims to fame as an actor, including working alongside Anne Hathaway in the smash hit The Devil Wears Prada. Though he may be a Hollywood hottie, Grenier has no qualms about showing his love for country life when he’s in Texas. 

Grenier bought a farm in the Austin area in 2016, giving him plenty of space to unleash his inner cowboy. Though he lived there part-time for the most part, Grenier chose to make Austin his current full-time home since the pandemic hit. 

hash-mark9. Chris Harrison

As a noted game show and reality show persona, Chris Harrison has a lot going for him. The same can be said of his wife, Lauren Zima, who currently hosts Entertainment Tonight. The power couple have been living in Austin since 2020. 

Their home has a gorgeous fusion of Spanish stylings, Western decor, and a couple of palm trees. The two lovebirds have a joint office because, let’s face it—they love to work together, even when they aren’t on the same project. 

hash-mark10. Matthew McConaughey

Native Texan Matthew McConaughey has been a massive fan of Austin since, well, forever, it seems. As a Hollywood A-lister, he’s made Austin his home. He’s gotten into trouble here for his hard-partying ways, but he’s also a major love of the city. 

Since he moved into his 11,000-square-foot home, McConaughey has been working as a professor at the University of Texas. But, believe it or not, his reason for coming back to Austin actually has a lot of sentiment to it. He’s there to help stay with his ailing mother. 

hash-mark11. Elijah Wood

Ever since his time spent as a hobbit, Elijah Wood remained a darling of the acting industry. Though he has homes elsewhere, Austin is where this fantasy actor has been spending most of his time. 

Believe it or not, Wood’s choice of homes is fairly humble. He has a 3,000-square-foot Victorian-style home in a plush neighborhood. He snapped it up for approximately $1 million, which is fairly reasonable in the Austin market. 

hash-mark12. Justin Long

You might not recognize Justin Long’s name, but make no mistake, you’ve definitely seen his face when he acted in hits like Idiocracy and Jeepers Creepers. The comedian also boasted several high-profile relationships with Hollywood hotties like Amanda Seyfried. 

A fan of historic homes, Long used $820,000 to purchase a beautiful 1920s bungalow in Austin's Travis Heights neighborhoood. He’s been enjoying Austin life and the low-profile living it offers people who are tired of Hollywood life.

hash-mark13. Mike Judge

Idiocracy seems to be a major Texan production. The movie’s writer, Mike Judge, is a famous Austin native who bought his home for only $700,000 back in 2006. You might recognize some of Judge’s other creations, including Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill

A proud Texan to the core, Judge, has a classic Texan 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in Tarrytown. Considering how often he adds Texan influences to his work, it doesn’t surprise anyone that he may be a life-long resident at this point.  Of course, living in Austin is great, but he still has to travel to California from time to time. When he’s not living it up in the Lone Star State, he’s in his other home in Santa Monica. Such is the celeb life.