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Personalities who call Scottsdale home


Living in Scottsdale means having easy access to the best things in life. That includes incredible shopping destinations, Michelin-starred restaurants, great outdoor recreation, and some of the finest luxury homes in the world.

It’s no surprise that local real estate agents get calls from A-list celebrities who want a piece of Scottsdale to call their own.

Here are some who have made the move:

Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison

Bret Michaels is the lead singer of the glam-metal band Poison. He has also starred in a number of reality television shows like “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Rock of Love,” and “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It.”

Michaels first fell in love with the Arizona lifestyle in his teens. He later purchased a home in the gated community of Silverleaf in North Scottsdale.

His house is around 11,000 square feet and features 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, and a 5-car garage. Other amenities include a wine cellar, chef’s kitchen, fireplaces, and a home theater. The property sits on a spacious lot with a guest house, children’s wing, infinity pool, and scenic views of the city.

Michaels said the move to Scottsdale saved his life after he suffered a brain hemorrhage that led to the discovery of the hole in his heart in 2010. He credits the doctors at St. Joseph Hospital’s Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix for his recovery.

Danica Patrick, retired professional racecar driver, winemaker

Danica Patrick is a retired professional racecar driver who competed in the IndyCar Series, NASCAR Cup Series, World Karting Association Grand National Championship, and Barber Dodge Pro Series. She is also known for being Go Daddy’s endorser and starred in a number of commercials for the company.

Now a winemaker, Patrick owns a 5-acre property in North Scottsdale. She nicknamed her 8,300-square-foot mansion the “Jetsons House” because of its concrete sheathed walls and disc shapes that can be seen throughout the home including the breakfast bar.

The house has 6 beds, 8 baths, and amenities such as a gym, pool, and a 7-car garage. Patrick was drawn to the property because of the gorgeous wine cellar that could hold up to a thousand bottles.

Charles Barkley, NBA Hall of Famer

Charles Barkley is an NBA Hall of Famer who played for the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Houston Rockets. He is now an analyst on the show “Inside the NBA.”

Barkley bought his Scottsdale house in 1998 for a reported $2 million. The 6,000-square-foot property boasts of a sprawling backyard with amenities like a swimming pool, putting green, tennis courts, and an 8-car garage. The property is surrounded by trees.

David Ellefson, founding member of Megadeth

David Ellefson is the bass player and founding member of the famous heavy-metal band Megadeth. He’s also the second longest serving member of the group and continues to tour with the band.

Ellefson has been a longtime resident of North Scottsdale. He lives with his wife and kids in a 3,034-square-foot home purchased in 1999 for $310,000. The property features a spacious backyard, a swimming pool, and 3.75 baths.

Explore your real estate options in the area today with Urban Luxe Real Estate— a team of top-producing and highly professional Scottsdale real estate agents. Get in touch with us today by calling 480.359.6519. You can also send an email to info(at)urbanluxere(dotted)com.