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Where The Hills Stars Lived — Then & Now

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    Let’s pause for a moment and think back to 2006. George W. Bush was president, J.T.’s “SexyBack” dominated the airwaves, and Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag were just blossoming pals embarking on a new life — and spinoff reality show — in their new apartment in the Hollywood Hills. After the success of MTV’s Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, there was little doubt that The Hills would be a ratings juggernaut. However, no one, not even the stars, could have predicted its lasting (and unwritten) pop culture impact.

    Six seasons, four apartments, and one notorious tell-all later, The Hills is officially gone but not forgotten. While filming has ceased, many of the homes (and events that transpired in them) remain permanently etched in our memories. Who could forget the killer kitchen in Conrad and Montag’s first apartment or the letters “L-A” spelled out above the sofa in Lo, Audrina, and L.C.’s purple-walled living room?

    In honor of the fast-approaching reunion, we’ve rounded up a few of the cast members' coolest homes, then and now. Scroll ahead for a drama-filled walk down memory lane, and a reminder that while fame often comes at a price, it can also come with some really dope real estate.

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    Lauren Conrad, Then
    Back in 2006, L.C. and Heidi — new friends and students at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising — had just moved into their first L.A. apartment together and unknowingly changed the course of television history. The apartment at the “Villas” would go on to set the stage for some of the most memorable scenes of the series, and is also where castmate (and neighbor) Audrina Patridge was discovered.

    You can still rent a two-bedroom apartment in the complex. Amenities include granite countertops and a balcony. You’ll have to supply your own drama and decor.

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    Whitney Port, Then
    In 2008, with the success of The Hills raging on, L.C.’s beloved confidante and fellow Teen Vogue intern moved to New York City, and to the delight of all, got her very own East Coast-focused spinoff series. The City centered on Port’s blossoming career in fashion and featured an insanely hip Gramercy Park apartment where she undoubtedly lost lots of sleep over Jay Lyon and Kelly Cutrone, respectively.

    Want to relive Whitney’s early-aughts dreams? You can rent a one-bedroom with a balcony in the same building for a cool $5,000 a month. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure a starting salary in fashion won’t quite cover that rent.

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