As one of America's most popular tourist cities, Miami offers a ton of entertainment, often served up with a dash of glamour. It's got beaches, babes, and of course, one of the most lively nightlife scenes in America. (Besides, who doesn't love a good Cuban sandwich?!) When you live in Miami, you get all the amenities that come with it. Needless to say, this area attracts a lot of celebrities. How many people you might recognize may shock you. Here are the biggest celebrities who live in Miami.
- Sylvester Stallone
- Julio Iglesias
- Tommy Hilfiger
- LeBron James
- Matt Damon
- Jennifer Lopez
- Dwayne Wade
- Oprah Winfrey
- Shaquille O'Neill
- Ricky Martin
- Gianni Versace
So, we may as well start with one of the most notorious Miami residents of all time: Pitbull! The Latin singer and rapper is famous for being "Mr. 305" and having heavy beats. Though he is world-famous for his Cuban charm, he still is proud to call Miami home.
While Pitbull is a great musician, he might not have been a good neighbor. He had a lawsuit regarding one of his properties in Miami that acted as a backdrop for multiple music videos. As it turns out, it was a major eyesore in the town of Pinecrest.
To a point, it feels like having Sly Stallone living in Miami has to be a part of Hollywood's unwritten laws. His fame for his role in The Specialist kind of made that a thing.
Regardless, Stallone remains a fan of the area's warm weather and amazing beaches. With his 80s tan, it's easy to see why. Of course, he has to do it up retro-style, with a Neoclassical house that overlooks Biscayne Bay.
Madonna has lived all over the world, with homes that include London, New York, and, yes, Miami too. The Material Girl herself was famous for her globetrotting ways, and while she doesn't live there full-time, she still has a vacation home in the area. It's hard not to see why, either. Miami's beautiful views can charm anyone.
Her Tuscan-style villa spans a massive 7,954 square feet. So while she might be a material girl, it's fairly safe to say that she has a lot of space for all that material.
It comes as no surprise that many Latin celebrities call Miami home, considering how many cultural hotspots are in the area. Julio Iglesias is one of many Latin singers who currently call Miami home full-time. His sprawling mansion can be found at 4 Indian Creek Island Road.
His home has 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a pool, and amazing architecture around every turn. His son, famous singer Enrique Iglesias also lives in the area, owning a home on the prestigious Star Island in Miami Beach.
If there is one celebrity who loves Miami as much as Pitbull, we're willing to bet that it's Cher. Cher had not one but two properties in the city's limits. Though she sold her Key Biscayne mansion, she still calls Miami home.
Her current home is a gorgeous six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home that comes with a gourmet kitchen, a stunning backyard, and a split-level living room. It covers a sprawling 11,000 square feet.
A design maven? In Miami? It's more likely than you think. Tommy Hilfiger, one of the biggest names in fashion, currently has a home nestled right in the heart of Golden Beach. His family currently lives it up in a striking mansion that boasts 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms—not to mention an amazing party area!
Hilfiger's mansion is decorated top to bottom in a wide range of patterns with handmade furnishings. It's to be expected, after all. He is a major style icon for a reason.
If there was ever a name that was famous for being associated with sports in Miami, it'd be LeBron James. It would be insane if he didn't live here, especially since he is associated with the local sports scene. With a 6 bed, 8 bath home, LeBron doesn't flaunt his wealth as much as others in this list. He's also famous for liking seclusion, which is why he lives in Crystal View Court.
He acts, he produces, and he even directs! It's Matt Damon, and he's a Hollywood legend by everyone's standards. His Miami home has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Of course, his mansion doesn't just have a sweet layout. According to the rumors, it also comes with its own private guest house and wine cellar. Swanky!
Want to drive by his home? It's simple. Tourists get to get a glimpse of this A-list celebrity on Bay Road.
Singer, dancer, and perfume maven Jennifer Lopez has the benefit of being one of Matt Damon's neighbors. She also lives in the Miami Beach neighborhood, over on Star Island. JLo's home has the same exotic twists as Matt Damon, though hers has a slightly different number of rooms.
Ever the aesthetic fan, it's rumored that Ms. Lopez has a koi pond, gorgeous gardens, as well as a beautiful view of the bay in her backyard. It seems to be the way that she channels her "Jenergy."
Famous for noting that "hips don't lie," Shakira's music career catapulted her into the public eye. Even though she's extremely famous, she still tries to keep things (relatively) down to earth. Of course, when it comes to housing, it's a different story. She's still famous, you know.
Unsurprisingly, her mansion has over 8,000 square feet of space that she gets to decorate any way she wants. The bigger surprise, though, is that Shakira happens to be a neighbor of both Matt Damon and JLo. They all live in Miami Beach!
Dwayne Wade spent most of his career playing for the Heat, so it's no surprise that he still lives in Miami. And Miami is a huge hotspot for many professional sports players.
Wade's home is nothing to sneeze at. His impressive mansion features nine bathrooms, eight beds, a guest house, and gorgeous views on Bay Road. Since he's an athlete, it shouldn't shock you that he also has a private pool, tennis court, and poolside cabanas.
Oprah may not currently live in Miami anymore, but she was a longtime resident whose home became iconic in its own right. This is one celebrity that spared no expense to get her privacy. Her $20 million condo home was one of the most expensive in the city, and is located on Fisher Island, a private island that costs $250,000 just for access to it. Fisher Island is also one of the most expensive zip codes in America.
Marble floors, a custom layout, and a gorgeous terrace were all part of her Seaside Village residence.
The famous sports player turned analyst is a major name in Miami, and why wouldn't he be? He's a local who stands head and shoulders above everyone else—literally. The NBA legend loved spending time on Star Island in his eight-bed, 11 bath home.
If you want to see where he lived, it's going to take a while. Shaq's home was located on a private island (Star Island) right off the mainland. It cost a whopping $16 million.
Most people recognize Ricky Martin as the 90s pop star who brought Latin music to the masses and for his time "livin' la vida loca." If you're from Miami, though, you might recognize him as the guy next door. Yep! This Puerto Rican pop star and LGBTQIA+ icon lived in Miami for years.
Martin's home was yet another one on North Bay Road, and it happened to be one of the smallest on this list. Featured included four bedrooms, a 100-year-old Banyan tree, and a Mediterranean layout.
Out of all the residencies in Miami, Versace's old home is one of the most notorious as well as one of the most accessible to tourists. At one point, this famous home underwent a $32 million renovation when he bought it. But that's not why this home has more notoriety than it does anything else.
While the home was converted to a hotel and tourist hotspot, the truth is that people who visit here aren't just fashion fans. They're fans of true crime as well. This was the site of the murder that ended Gianni Versace's glitzy, glamorous life.