The biggest celebrities that live in Atlanta & their million-dollar mansions

Known as both "the Hollywood of the South" and “the hip hop center of gravity”, the Peach State's capital is a true star magnet, attracting some of the biggest names in music and cinema.

Jenny Schafer
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The capital city of Georgia is a real peach!

So much so, that quite a few high-profile celebrities have decided to call Atlanta home. 

Known for its rich history, diverse communities, dynamic music scene, award-winning southern food and plenty of green spaces, Atlanta is a booming and vibrant city located in the southern United States.

Playing an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

And A-listers love what is dubbed the “Hollywood of the South.” 

That’s because the Peach State is home to a thriving movie scene, powered by a “production-friendly” tax incentive program that has led to some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the past decade to be filmed in Georgia.

Black Panther filmed here, as did Avengers: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hunger Games and shows like Stranger Things, Ozark, The Walking Dead, and Dynasty, to name just a few.

Atlanta is also famous for its prolific hip-hop scene and has been aptly called the “hip-hop center of gravity” by The New York Times, with many of the most legendary hip-hop acts and R&B artists having their roots here.

Biggest celebrities living in Atlanta, Georgia

From world-famous singers to TV and movie stars, we’re taking a look at 8 celebrities who live in Atlanta — the city that founded Coca-Cola, CNN, and the Centennial Olympic Park that was built for the 1996 Olympics.

Rick Ross

By his real name, William Leonard Roberts II, rapper, and record executive Rick Ross hails from the south and has stayed in the south.

Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Hustlin’ hitmaker owns a massive 109-room (!) mansion in Atlanta.

Rick Ross' house in Atlanta is a 109-room beast that was previously home to boxing legend  Evander Holyfield.
Rick Ross’ house in Atlanta is a 109-room beast that was previously home to boxing legend Evander Holyfield. Photo credit: Rick Ross / Instagram

The hip-hop artist and father of four children named Toie, William Roberts III, Berkeley Hermes, and Billion Leonard, purchased the stunning estate for $5.8 million from boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

Spanning a whopping 54,000 square feet, the mansion sits on 235 acres and includes 12 bedrooms and 21 baths, a bowling alley, massive movie theater, a banquet hall and a stunning outdoor pool, to name a few of the luxurious features.

Dubbed ‘The Promise Land’, Rick Ross’ house sits in the popular Atlanta suburb of Fayetteville, and is said to be the largest single-family home in the entire state of Georgia.

T.I. and Tiny

Born in Atlanta to the name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., rapper T.I. and his wife, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Harris, purchased a mega mansion in Atlanta not too long ago, TMZ reports.

The 14,000-square-foot house rapper T.I. shares with wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris and their kids.
The 14,000-square-foot house rapper T.I. shares with wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris and their kids. Photo credit: Brian Punch, Drone Media Solutions, inset DFree /

While Tiny was also born in Georgia, the musical couple are raising their three children — sons King, 18, and 15-year-old Major Philant, and 7-year-old daughter Heiress Diana — alongside their four children from previous relationships in the Atlanta home.

The couple shelled out $3.26 million for the 14,000-square-foot estate.

Featuring 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, a massage room, sauna, gym, home theater, a massive pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace, the private gated estate is located on the Chattahoochee River.

Josh Brolin

Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor Josh Brolin and wife Kathryn purchased their Atlanta home for $3.25 million in 2020.

Josh Brolin's house in Atlanta, set in the posh neighborhood of Buckhead.
Josh Brolin’s house in Atlanta, set in the posh neighborhood of Buckhead. Photo credit:, inset Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr

According to, the Avengers star, 54, and his model wife, 34, landed in the city’s posh Buckhead neighborhood, which is about 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta.

And there’s plenty of room for Brolin’s budding brood. The Goonies star shares grown children Eden and Trevor with ex-wife Alice Adair. As well, Brolin and wife Kathryn share daughters Westlyn Rain and Chapel Grace.

Built in 2003, the luxurious home offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and over 6,400 square feet of living space.

Sitting on 1.48 acres, the home includes a gourmet kitchen, a two-story great room, a dining room offering views of the front porch, a theater, a gym, and a large play area.

Not to mention the detached, 2-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom guesthouse with a full kitchen of its own.

Steve Harvey

Family Feud star Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie — along with their combined seven children — live in a mega-mansion in Atlanta with a long history of celebrity owners.

Steve Harvey and his house in Atlanta
Steve Harvey’s opulent mansion in Atlanta was previously home to Madea star Tyler Perry. Photo credit:, inset Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Located in the upscale neighborhood of Buckhead, the grand estate cost a cool $15 million, and has twice broken local sales records with its hefty price tags.

While we covered Steve Harvey’s house extensively here, here are some of the highlights of the stunning estate: it features 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms, a two-story library, a state-of-the-art theater, and a 70,000-gallon infinity-edged swimming pool with a Versailles-style painting on the bottom,

Sitting on 17 acres, the nearly 35,000-square-foot mega mansion is located on prime land overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

The posh property was once owned by Madea star Tyler Perry.

Tyler Perry

And since we’re talking about Tyler Perry, we’d be remiss if we left him out of the list — seeing that the iconic actor/producer is one of the most famous luxury real estate buyers in the entire Peach State.

Tyler Perry speaking at an event, wearing a dark blue blazer
Tyler Perry speaking at an event. Photo credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock

Beyond the spectacular former mansion he sold to Steve Harvey, the former Madea actor is now building himself another massive estate just outside of Atlanta.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tyler Perry purchased a huge 856-acre lot in Douglas County on which he’s been erecting a gargantuan luxury home with its own private airstrip.

Since the property is still being built, not many details have surfaced online, but we do know that the house at the center of it all is a massive 35,000-square-foot mansion and that its location will place it within a short driving distance of the Tyler Perry Studios.

Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B and husband, fellow rapper Offset, are raising their two children — daughter Kulture Kiari, 3, and infant son Wave Set — in a massive 22,000-square-foot home in Atlanta

Rapper Cardi B's palatial mansion in Atlanta
The palatial estate in Buckhead, Atlanta where Cardi B and Offset live. Photo credit:, Cardi B – Katie KrauseCC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A native of the Bronx, the Girls Like You hitmaker, 29, was convinced to raise the kids in the south by her hubby who was born in Georgia.

Located in the swanky neighborhood of Buckhead, the couple’s sprawling 6-acre private property comes complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 half baths, a wine cellar with an 1800-bottle capacity, and even an underground shooting range.

For all the details of Cardi B and Offset’s mega-mansion in Atlanta, read our full coverage here.


Born in Illinois to the name Christopher Brian Bridges, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at the age of 9.

Now all grown up, the rapper/actor, 44, and wife Eudoxie are raising their daughters Shaila, 8, and Cadence, 6, and his older daughters Karma and Cai at their palatial property in Atlanta.

rapper Ludacris and an aerial view of his house in Atlanta
Actor/rapper Ludacris’ house in Atlanta is so large that he keeps discovering new amenities he didn’t even know were on the property. Photo credit: Google Maps, inset © Glenn Francis, (Email: Toglenn, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Spanning 22 acres of land, the Fast and Furious star didn’t even know there was a tennis court on the posh property.

“I’m finding things in my home and on my property that I never even knew were there,” he recently said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

“I actually have a tennis court, if you could believe it or not. I didn’t even know that this was on the property. Treehouses, saunas that I’m finding, that’s how much I was gone.”

He added, “But I’m literally enjoying myself because I’m able to finally relax and enjoy this property that I’ve spent so much money on.”

Young Thug

Rapper Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, was born and raised in Atlanta and stayed faithful to his hometown even after reaching stardom.

The singer, who’s currently facing legal woes (in a high-profile RICO case that alleges that Thug’s YSL is a violent street gang), has been living in a swanky mansion in the Buckhead section of Atlanta in recent years — though he had to part ways with his seven-bedroom abode a while back.

Young Thug's former house in Buckhead, Atlanta.
Young Thug’s former house in Buckhead, Atlanta. Photo credit: Georgia MLS / Jamie Lamor Thompson | Shutterstock

But Young Thug’s house soon resurfaced on the market as a short-term rental.

Set minutes away from the Phipps Plaza shopping mall, the Buckhead house has two living rooms, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a movie theater, among other posh amenities.

Very famous former Atlanta residents

Mariah Carey

Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey also joined the long list of celebrities living in Atlanta for a while, after shelling out $5.65 million for a dream house here, Hollywood Life reports. 

Mariah Carey's house in Atlanta, formerly rented by action star Dwayne Johnson.
Mariah Carey’s house in Atlanta, formerly rented by action star Dwayne Johnson. Photo credit:, inset WBLS, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sitting on four acres of land, the home spans over 13,000 square feet, and is no stranger to celebrity residents.

It was previously rented by action superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who once famously ripped the estate’s massive wrought-iron gates right off their sturdy brick pillars (the power went out and he was trapped on the estate, while crews were waiting for him on set).

Featuring 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, plus a spacious guest apartment with fireplace, the Dream Lover singer, 53, and her 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe have surely enjoyed the property’s posh amenities, such as the pool, tennis courts and movie theater.

But it wasn’t a long-lasting affair for the legendary singer.

Mariah sold her Atlanta house not long after buying it — and took a big loss in the sale. While the property was originally listed for $4,995,000, the 12,575-square-foot house sold for $3,920,000 in May, 2023, roughly $1.7 million less than what the Queen of Christmas paid for it.

Elton John

Music legend Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have been raising their two sons — Zachary, 12, and 10-year-old Elijah — mostly in Europe. But they also love visiting North America and have even set up shop in Atlanta for a while.

“I have a love affair with the States,” the Rocket Man hitmaker, 76, told Architectural Digest

While admitting that Los Angeles is too overwhelming and New York feels unsafe, the Grammy Award-winning singer settled on a high-rise condominium in Atlanta. “I like that Southern hospitality. Everyone is incredibly courteous and friendly,” the celebrated singer said of Atlanta.

Elton John's apartment in Atlanta sits on the 36th floor of The Park Place condo tower in Buckhead.
Elton John’s former apartment in Atlanta sits on the 36th floor of The Park Place condo tower in Buckhead. Photo credit: Google Maps, inset Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Elton John owned a 6,000-square-foot condo on the 36th floor of the Park Place condo tower, overlooking the trees and old houses in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood. 

The Crocodile Rock singer enlisted the help of Fred Dilger and Stan Topol to remodel the luxurious suite. Although it took three years, Dilger and Topol called Elton a “dream client.”

But not long after the renovation was done, The Rocket Man listed his Atlanta condo for sale, with a buyer quickly scooping it off the market for $7,225,000.

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Jenny Schafer is the former senior editor of a high-profile celebrity blog she ran for 10+ years. A proud mom-of-three and resident of Vancouver, B.C., Jenny writes with a keen social consciousness and passion to keep things positive. She has been interviewed by various news sources such as CNN, Zimbio, Mom Spark and was a regular contributor for HerSay.