Where is this guy going?
Drake was driving a golf cart around what looked like a Texas ranch, or at least a big-ass piece of land with expansive horse fencing, in a video posted by HipHopDX. The “God’s Plan” rapper put Houstonites on high alert last week when he announced his purchase of a home in the Bayou City during a concert.
“The sale is made, for sure,” he says in the video. “They said 10 horses belong to the property, and four of them are boarding horses.”
The Canadian artist dons a camo hat with an American flag and speaks with a Texas twang while presumably touring what could possibly be his newly acquired Houston property. While he doesn’t explicitly say he bought a Houston-area ranch, fans are speculating as much, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Drake does his best “country” impression after finding new home in Houston 😂 pic.twitter.com/F9SPrjTkDp
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 21, 2023
Drake said during a tour stop at the Toyota Center last week that he was buying a home in Houston, KEYE reported.
“I’ve been looking for a long time, trying to figure out, you know, the right place for me to live, where I belong outside of Toronto,” Drake told fans. “And I finally, finally after all these years, I found me a place in Houston, Texas. So y’all will be seeing me around!”
Ranches are often some of the most expensive properties in Texas. In February, a 1,400-acre ranch in Waller County, about an hour northwest of Houston, was listed for a whopping $35 million. However, that price tag pales in comparison to a 3,600-acre ranch near San Antonio that hit the market at $80 million in June.
Moreover, the arrival of A-list celebrities can spark a real estate frenzy in some cities. Soccer star Lionel Messi, for instance, has been a boon for South Florida real estate since he joined Inter Miami CF earlier this year. Developers are embarking on condo projects that target Messi enthusiasts, and agents have reported an uptick in inquiries stemming from “Messi fever.”
While Drake’s possible purchase of a secluded ranch may not have the same impact, his international appeal could still provide a boost for Houston real estate.