If you live in the Chicago area, or you’d like to, you’re not alone! Some top A-list celebrities choose to call Chicago home as well. Head out to your favorite local coffee shop for a morning beverage, or head to your favorite pub for a beer, and you just may run into one of these famous faces.
Harty Realty Group is here to fill you in on which celebrities currently call Chicago home:
- Lady Gaga – Lady Gaga has a few places where she resides across the country, and one includes a luxury apartment in the Lakeshore East neighborhood of Chicago. The Aqua tower of apartments is hard to miss, as it gives the illusion of water cascading down the surface of the building.
- Brandon Saad – Chicago Blackhawk player Brandon Saad just made headline news when he purchased a West Lakeview mansion for $1.475 million. The home has 4,500 square feet, five bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms. He closed on it earlier this month. Guess he plans on staying in Chicago!
- Steve Harvey – TV host and comedian Steve Harvey owns a nice luxury condo in Trump Tower in the River North neighborhood. You may see him out and about someday, along with his Trump Tower neighbor Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.
- John Cusack – If you’re a Chicago Cubs fan, you just may have seen John at a few home games. John grew up in Chicago and began his acting career at Piven Theatre Workshop while in elementary school. He often talks of his love for Chicago. He currently lives in the Gold Coast neighborhood, along with his sister and actress, Joan Cusack, who currently stars in ‘Shameless.’
- Giuliana and Bill Rancic – Reality television stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic also call Chicago’s Gold Coast home. They live in a 1880s brownstone. Bill grew up in Chicago and wanted to make roots here. They’ve talked about what huge Chicago Bears fans there are, and how they’ll stay for a game on Sunday and then jet off to LA for work after the game.
Aside from celebrities who currently live in Chicago part or full time, there are plenty of A-list celebrities who once called Chicago home. Oprah Winfrey made herself famous in Chicago and owned three estates in the city. Celebrities who grew up in Chicago include Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Jennifer Hudson and many others.
Chicago is a great place to grow roots, as any of these celebrities will tell you! When you are ready to buy a home in the Chicago real estate market, contact Harty Realty Group. As Exclusive Buyer’s Agents, we work exclusively with buyers to help them achieve their goals. Give us a call and let’s begin working toward your home-buying goals this fall season!