15 Celebrities Who Prefer A Simpler Lifestyle

Being a celebrity in cities like New York or L.A. comes with a price. If you seek fame, you must also be willing to surrender your anonymity.

At least that's how it works in the majority of circumstances. However, there are still some celebrities who have been able to break the mold and embrace a simpler, more subdued lifestyle.

Mark Zuckerberg has a very sensible taste in cars.

It goes without saying that the founder of Facebook is one of the richest people on earth. Despite his massive amounts of wealth, Zuckerberg is still most often seen driving around the neighborhood in his Honda Fit.

Elijah Wood loves that Texas night air.

In September of 2020, Elijah Wood listed his texas home for $1.85 million. Considering that the average price of a house in London, ON is currently sitting above $600,000 — Elijah was living well beneath his means.

Steve Martin plays a mean banjo.

For years now, Steve has called Brevard, North Carolina his home. When he isn't filming the latest episode of Murders in the Building, you can catch him playing banjo in the band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

New Orleans will always be Sandra Bullock's home.

Sandra Bullock bleeds for the Big Easy. in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Sandra donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Warren Easton Charter High School, in order to help with the more than $4 million worth of damages.

Mark Ruffalo loves the scenic beauty of the Catskills.

In an interview with Nowness, Mark said "We live in a small space and we’re really influenced by the natural world around us. Eventually, that is reflected in one’s behavior and how you get along with other people."

Nicole Kidman loves the sense of community in Nashville, TN.

Nicole may or may not be a closeted Predators fan to boot, as well! She says that the country music community protects their own and that she and her husband Keith Urban are privileged to be a part of it.

Robert Pattinson is in a state of arrested dvelopment.

Robert is the first to admit that despite his fame and accolades, in many ways he's still the same 15-year-old boy he always was. He still wears the same clothes and listens to the same music.

Christian Slater loves Florida, and it's largely thanks to Billy Joel.

Florida helped Christian Slater quiet the noise in his head at a very tumultuous time. It also happens to be the spot where he had an impromptu meeting with his idol/Rock n' Roll legend — Billy Joel.

Keanu Reeves thinks money is meaningless.

"Money doesn’t mean anything to me," Keanu said in an interview with Hollywood.com. "I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels."

Bill Murray loves Charleston, SC almost as much as he loves baseball.

Bill Murray has become a permanent fixture in the town of Charleston, North Carolina. He's so embedded that he's even become the co-owner of the town's minor league baseball team — The RiverDogs.

Julia Roberts left the limelight behind to focus on her family.

After becoming Hollywood's most sought-after actress, Julia Roberts took a decided step back in order to focus on her family and raise her children. She's been living off-the-grid in New Mexico ever since.

Harrison Ford loves the big open spaces of Wyoming.

One of the things that Harrison loves the most about living on his 800-acre ranch in Wyoming is the freedom that comes with it. He told Parade, “When I’m up in Wyoming, I just walk out the door and keep walking.”

Jennifer Lawrence is a country girl at heart.

"I've always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in L.A., or a normal house in Kentucky," Jennifer told USA Today. "I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself."

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds prefer a quiet suburban lifestyle for their family.

“We don’t live in L.A.," Ryan explained to The Project. "We live on a farm in New York. And we don’t lead a wild and crazy life.”

Leonardo DiCaprio's money goes to saving the planet.

Leonardo DiCaprio understands that there are many more important things for a person to do, aside from sitting around and counting their money. Over the past two decades, Leonardo and his various charitable associations have donated over $100 million to help combat climate change.