San Diego is a very celebrity-heavy city. So, if you get a home here, keep an eye out. You never know who your new neighbors could be.
11 Famous Celebrities That Live in San Diego
- Tony Hawk
- Rey Mysterio
- Shaun White
- Aaron Rogers
- Drew Brees
- Jason Mraz
- Bill Gates
- Deepak Chopra
- Phil Mickelson
- Pauly Shore
- Alicia Keys
1. Tony Hawk
The most famous celebrity that lives in San Diego is Tony Hawk. And, let’s face it, California is going to be a natural draw for pro skateboarders and other extreme sports players. It is the birthplace of skateboarding, not to mention one of the biggest hotspots of the sport. Part of that reason is that Tony Hawk lives in So Cal—specifically, San Diego.
Tony Hawk was born and raised in San Diego, and he doesn’t seem to want to stray too far from the city. However, his multimillion-dollar home can be found in Carlsbad, right on the city’s outskirts.
2. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio is one of the most famous people that live in San Diego. If you’re a pro wrestling fan, then you already know that Rey Mysterio is one of the most famous wrestlers of all time. His insane moves in the ring are only rivaled by the charisma he has while on stage.
He’s also a major fan of San Diego. He currently lives in a gorgeous Chula Vista home. It’s over 4,000 square feet and features five beds and five baths. He’s been living there for almost two decades!
3. Shaun White
The Flying Tomato is a famous snowboarder who became iconic thanks to his fiery red hair—often visible while he whizzes down the slopes. Believe it or not, White is a San Diego native who lived in town before he became famous.
He still chooses to reside there, even after all the millions he’s earned. His home is in Encinitas and was recently rebuilt. At 3,500 square feet, newly remodeled, and stunning, it currently clocks in at over $8 million.
4. Aaron Rogers
Aaron Rogers is one of the most famous athletes that lives in San Diego. He owns a home in the Del Mar neighborhood, which is one of the priciest in the city. While Rogers owns numerous homes, he clearly enjoys spending time in San Diego.
5. Drew Brees
Drew Brees is another famous person that lives in San Diego. And he’s neighbors with Aaron Rogers. That means the section of San Diego known as Del Mar houses not one but two major names from the NFL.
We can’t help but hope that they practice tossing the football around on occasion. After all, they both live in the same San Diego neighborhood.
6. Jason Mraz
If you grew up in the early 2000s and 2010s, then you already know Jason Mraz. He was a major name in singing, songwriting, and musical talent. At one point, it seemed impossible to turn on the radio without one of his poppy tunes playing.
Shockingly, Jason Mraz doesn’t live in the posh side of town. He chose South Morrow Hills, a quiet rural farming community that has a fairly blue-collar vibe. He’s actually fairly down-to-earth and actively works his farm.
7. Bill Gates
At one point in history, Bill Gates was synonymous with wealth. He remains one of the wealthiest men in the world. So the ex-CEO of Microsoft has every right to be picky about where he lives, and one place he spends part of the year in is San Diego.
Gates currently owns a property at Del Mar. One can only imagine how wealthy, lush, and lavish his home is. So it makes sense that he would want to choose Del Mar. It’s said to be one of the most luxurious and picturesque places in all of SoCal.
For what it’s worth, he’s also rumored to have a second home in Rancho Santa Fe. What we do know is that Bill Gates spend a jaw-dropping $43 million on the place he lives in.
8. Deepak Chopra
There are few people who are as highly esteemed in the world of self-help and motivation as Deepak Chopra. The spiritualist has been a cornerstone of the New Age movement for decades, and to a point, it makes sense. He has a very SoCal vibe about him.
Chopra’s exact home location isn’t well known, though it is certain that he does live in San Diego County. People who have seen his abode say that it is extremely elegant. We’re inclined to believe them.
9. Phil Mickelson
San Diego has an ideal climate for golfing, so it's no surprise that golf legend Phil Mickelson has been a staple in the area for decades. Though he is not as active as he used to be in the pro circuit, he still regularly plays golf in San Diego County’s golf clubs.
For the longest time, he also lived in San Diego, having owned a home in Rancho Santa Fe. Though he recently sold that iconic house, he still spends a fair amount of time in San Diego.
10. Pauly Shore
Fans of Pauly Shore won’t have to go too far to see him perform. The TV actor and comedian has been a resident of San Diego for ages. He will be chilling out at home when he’s not on tour for his comedy routines or filming a new special.
The controversial comedian grew up in Beverly Hills, so he’s a Cali native. These days, it’s said that he tends to spend his time in a home in La Jolla, right in the heart of San Diego.
11. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is another famous celebrity that lives in San Diego. However, Alicia has a lot of homes, which means she’s always on the move. One of the homes that she has is in San Diego. She is fairly secretive, though, so we don’t know much about the location of her San Diego house. Even so, it’s clear she likes the city enough to live there, at least part-time.