- Oprah Winfrey
- George Lucas
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Ellen Degeneres
- Rob Lowe
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Martin Gore
- Dick Wolf
Oprah Winfrey is the most famous celebrity that lives in Santa Barbara. As the queen of all media and owner of one of the most popular book clubs in history, she also owns a ton of houses. One of her favorite houses is in an upscale neighborhood in Santa Barbara.
Her home in Montecito has become the stuff of legend. She fell in love with the area while on vacation and snapped up an estate for a very impressive $48 million. To date, she still lives in that house from time to time.
George Lucas is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and he also loves living in Santa Barbara. It’s one of his multiple homes in California.
Most people are well aware that he has a ranch near San Francisco and that he also owns a mansion in that town. What many people don’t realize is that George Lucas also owns a beach house in Santa Barbara. The beach house itself cost a shocking $22 million when he purchased it and features 1.7 acres of land. It has both a guest house (2 bedrooms) and a main house (4 bedrooms).
If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you already know that Julia played one of the most popular characters on the show: Elaine. The classic 90s sitcom launched her to superstardom, and that quickly meant big bucks for her.
She owns two California properties, including one house in Santa Barbara. As of right now, she’s been spending time with her husband, Brad Hall. From what we hear, she switches time from house to house, depending on her needs.
Ellen is one of those A-listers that needs no introduction. She has a famous show named after her, dating a famous chick by the name of Portia De Rossi, and also has one of the highest net worths in her field. Ellen is also one of the most famous people that lives in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara became her home back in 2013 when she bought a sprawling 1920s stone mansion. The mansion itself sits on 13 acres and cost $22 million. Since then, she’s bought and sold several mansions in the Santa Barbara area—including a gorgeous one in Montecito.
West Wing star Rob Lowe always had a certain affinity for California’s beaches. It’s a well-known fact about him, so it’s not shocking that Lowe owns several properties in Santa Barbara. Though he sold one of his Montecito homes, he still owns several houses in the area.
Lowe enjoys the restaurants and overall ambiance that comes with Santa Barbara. He and his wife found their happily ever after here.
Gwyneth Paltrow is another one of the biggest celebrities who lives in Santa Barbara. In many ways, she is the epitome of what people think of when they hear “Cali celebrity.” She’s classy, has a ton of movies on her IMDB, and founded the new-age wellness site, Goop.
Her love for Santa Barbara started quite some time ago, considering that she bought the property for a mere $5 million. From there, she used the property as the base for her dream home, where she still lives today.
Depeche Mode’s lead songwriter and iconic style guy always had a certain Hollywood glitz about him. Since his time being in one of the most famous synth bands of all time, he’s made enough money to live lavishly in Santa Barbara.
Not much is known about his house. He’s kind of a private guy. However, we do know that he’s been happily enjoying life with his wife and kids. We’re all for it. The rockstar had his fair share of hard times, so it’s good to see him living in a place as beautiful as Santa Barbara.
A celebrity behind the scenes, Dick Wolf, is mostly known for his time working on Law And Order as a producer and writer. Considering his Hollywood affiliations, it’s not surprising to hear that he would want to stick to a place that’s close by without it being directly next to all the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
Wolf and his wife have been married for 16 years, much of which has been spent in and around Santa Barbara. So, needless to say, this is one producer who happily calls this county home sweet home.