Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially homeowners.
They purchased their first home together in California’s Santa Barbara County over the summer, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed to Insider’s Mikhaila Frail.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”
Meghan and Harry were reportedly previously living in Tyler Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion in Beverly Hills. Santa Barbara, a 90-minute drive northwest from Los Angeles, is one of the wealthiest communities to live in, attracting the rich and famous from both California and nationwide.
But despite its wealth, the community is a lot more down-to-earth and less flashy than LA. It also offers more privacy.
Here’s what it’s like to live there, and why the wealthy couple might’ve chosen it as their new homebase in the US.