When you are Taylor Swift, life is good. Life is really good and it's not just the fans, the music and fame we're talking about. This is all about Taylor's homes, where she lives and where she exactly came from. Between her Rhode Island mansion to her Los Angeles pad, it's sometimes hard to remember the days before Taylor was Taylor Swift. It's sometimes easy to forget that she actually had a pretty normal childhood in a small town in Pennsylvania. So, that's exactly what we looked at. Where Taylor is really from, where she moved in the very beginning stages of her career and the massive amount of real estate she owns now. While she might be a Pennsylvania native, it's safe to say that present-day Taylor is from everywhere and nowhere all at the same time.
Where is Taylor Swift from?
Let's go back, back, back to the beginning. Taylor was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. If anyone has ever been to Reading, believe me, it's nothing like New York City or Los Angeles or Nashville or really any of the places Taylor frequents now. It's simplistic. It's normal. There's no glitz or glam. It's a suburban town and considering the fact that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are hours away, it's got a V back woodsy vibe. Any city feels like years away. So, here we are, in Reading. Taylor grew up on a Christmas tree farm and attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, which was run by nuns. (I wonder what they think of her today.)
Tay then transferred and attended The Wyndcroft School. But that wasn't all. Her family moved to another suburban Pennsylvania town, Wyomissing. The future starlet attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School. Her time in Pennsylvania was about to come to a close. She was ready to become a star and knew that Nashville was the place to do it.
When did Taylor Swift live in Nashville?
Taylor moved to Nashville in 2003. Her dad relocated to the Nashville office of Merrill Lynch and the whole family settled into a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This town is about 20 miles outside the city of Nashville – just for reference. It was in Nashville that she met Scott Borchetta, a DreamWorks Records executive at the time. However, he was getting ready to start his own label called Big Machine Label Group. You could say the rest is history. Taylor was one of the first artists to sign with the new independent record company.
Taylor Swift bought her own penthouse in the city proving she's a Nashville girl at heart.
In 2009, Taylor bought a penthouse apartment in downtown Nashville at The Adelicia complex at 900 20th Ave S. The cost? A cool 2 million dollars. She was 20 – so yeah, she couldn't even legally drink but she was already buying real estate that some of us will never see in our lifetimes. The building is 18 stories and fully equipped with a resort-style pool, outdoor lounge, fitness center, assigned parking, community room with catering kitchen and security, according to their website.
Taylor Swift buys a 4 million dollar home in California and we barely ate breakfast today.
Moving on to 2011, Taylor upped her price range a bit. This time she spent 3.97 million dollars on a "Cape Cod-Style" home. Located in Beverly Hills, California, this may have been the point where Tay knew she had made it. The house was super charming, not massive and had plenty of surrounding greenery. V chic yet maybe a nod to her suburban roots. The house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a tennis court and a small guesthouse.
Taylor Swift reportedly paid for her Rhode Island mansion in cash so there's that.
Back to the east coast, she goes! Taylor bought her Rhode Island house – home to her festive Fourth of July parties – for 17.75 million dollars. She reportedly paid for the entire thing in cash. The mansion has eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces, and a pool. Oh yeah, and it also basically sits on the waterfront. Not too shabby.
Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift.
The singer started renting out a townhouse in the Big Apple in 2016. Located in the heart of the West Village neighborhood, the pad has five bedrooms, two living rooms, and a private garage. It costs 40,000 dollars a month to rent. The basement also has an indoor pool with a chandelier hanging over it because, you know, it's ~chic~.
Taylor Swift's West Village apartment was just temporary because she was doing renovations to the real deal in Tribeca.
The Tribeca penthouse is insane, to be honest. She bought the place in 2014 for 20 million dollars. It's two floors, has wood beams, high ceilings, a marble kitchen and is super rustic. It's being reported that her renovation will cost a little over a half million. Clearly, she has come a long way since the Christmas tree farm.