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​Actor James Marsden buys home in Austin area for 'small-town feel'

Marsden is the newest celebrity Austin resident. (Gage Skidmore/CC)

Austin has a new celebrity in its midst! Best known for his role as Cyclops in the “X-Men” movies, actor James Marsden has relocated to West Austin.


Records show that Marsden purchased an approximately $1.8 million home in the Commons Ford area in May 2021, the San Antonio Express News first reported. Months earlier in December 2020, he told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that he was renting a home in the Austin area.

Growing up in Oklahoma, 48-year-old Marsden said he loves the Austin area.

“I love it. I’ve been coming here for 20 years,” Marsden said. “It’s still got that small-town feel to it but it’s definitely booming at the moment.”

Marsden is well-known for his continued role of Cylops in X-Men. (X-Men)


The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom, 5,160 square foot home was built in 2007. With several houses in Los Angeles over the years, Marsden’s new home seems like a modest choice but comes with seven-inch ebony hardwood floors, a living room fireplace, and mature trees on a full acre of land.

The home is fitting for a celebrity client, boasting a guest casita with a full kitchen, murphy bed and an outdoor shower on the Ipe wood deck.

It is unclear how much Marsden paid for this new abode, though records show that Marsden took out a loan of $1.84 million for the principal amount.

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