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Growing Celebrity Cities

Los Angeles and New York are the go-to galaxies for stars to cluster in America. But consider how many famous people don’t need to be in L.A. or New York often for work, or those who like more privacy, or who are loyal to whatever place they feel at home.

All those celebrities have to live somewhere, too, so we’ve compiled a list of cities and towns that aren’t as obvious, but still host their share of recognizable faces, and where (if you have enough scratch) you can move into one of their former homes.

Click ahead to see the up-and-coming cities where stars are hanging their hats. Incidentally, Oprah has a house in enough of them that the alternate title for this slideshow could be Mrs. Winfrey’s Neighborhoods.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 15 Dec 2010

Realtor.com provided assistance in compiling this story.

Corrrection: An earlier version of this slideshow indicated the Playboy Mansion was for sale. In fact, one unit within the Playboy Mansion is for sale. It also misidentified the Chicago address of Oprah Winfrey.

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