8 Famous Celebrities That Live in San Francisco
- Julia Roberts
- George Lucas
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Nancy Pelosi
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Joan Baez
- Robert Redford
- Danny Glover
Julia Roberts is one of the most famous celebrities that lives in San Francisco. She is one of the biggest names in Hollywood history. A known fan of all things artsy, she made a name for herself through movies like Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, and Eat, Pray, Love. With a credit roll as large as hers, it’s clear she’s made a ton of money.
Since 2020, Roberts has been living it up in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights. The home is a gorgeous Victorian home that has been valued at $8.3 million. With five beds and four baths, it’s safe to say she has plenty of space in San Fran.
Technically, Lucas doesn’t live in San Francisco proper, but his main headquarters, Lucasfilms, is in San Francisco. It’s said that he still has a room he sleeps in there, though that is a rumor that probably has more to deal with his crazy work ethic.
Right outside of San Francisco is another property owned by Lucas—Skywalker Ranch. Yep, it’s named after Luke Skywalker. The ranch area is where most of the sound design is done for his firm.
Everyone’s favorite reptilian-robot-looking CEO of Facebook has been a longtime resident of San Francisco. This comes as a surprise to no one, considering that he was one of the primary drivers of the Silicon Valley boom back in the early 2000s.
Zuckerberg lives in Palo Alto, approximately 45 minutes from San Francisco’s proper limits. The billionaire’s home is worth over $35 million, so you can only imagine what it must look like. (It’s palatial, we hear.)
Nancy Pelosi might be one of the most famous Speakers of the House in American history. Love her or hate her, she’s been a diehard fan of San Francisco for the better part of two decades. She bought her Broad Street home for $2.25 million in 2007.
As of right now, that Victorian home is valued at over $15 million. She still resides there when she’s not legislating and helping protect democracy. To a point, it makes sense that a woman with her liberal leanings would want to live in this notoriously-blue city. It’s just how things are!
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was offered a lifestyle he couldn’t refuse in San Francisco. The Godfather actor has become a huge fan of life near the Bay, which makes sense. After all, he has quite a few relatives who are A-listers that live in SoCal.
Coppola’s home is in San Francisco, but that’s not the only place he owns in the city. He also is the proud owner of Cafe Zoetrope, a local landmark thanks to its location inside the iconic Sentinel Building.
Singer, songwriter, and civil rights icon Joan Baez was present when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. She’s also been present for much of the counterculture movement in California.
For much of her 60-year-long career, she spent time in the Bay Area with her mother. She still lives in the San Francisco Bay area, though she technically lives in Woodside rather than San Francisco proper.
Perhaps one of the most iconic actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood is Robert Redford. He’s won Academy Award nominations, Golden Globes, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s unsurprising that he spent most of his life in California.
His former homes included places in Los Angeles (duh!) and Van Nuys. Recently, the octogenarian chose to sell his Napa Valley place to move close to his family in the city of San Francisco.
Danny Glover has been a fan of San Francisco from the very beginning. As an actor and movie producer, he regularly finds ways to shoehorn San Francisco into his stories. You might know him from the Lethal Weapon series, but he’s done quite a bit more.
One of his more recent flicks was The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a powerful movie about the city’s issue with gentrification. Unsurprisingly, Glover makes a point to fight against gentrification and the pricing out of former residents in much of his artwork.
With that said Danny Glover makes no qualms about being a proud resident of the city of San Francisco. After all, who wouldn’t want to live here?