Pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch was located on Figueroa Mountain Road in Los Olivos, California, some 31 miles (or 50 kilometers) northwest of Santa Barbara.
Then-named Sycamore Valley Ranch, Jackson purchased the house with 2,700-acre grounds as a home in 1988, renaming it Neverland, and built a private amusement park on the property, complete with fairground rides, a mini railway, and zoo. He made little use of the property after 2005, and the property was refinanced when he was threatened with foreclosure proceedings.
Following Jackson’s sudden death from a drug overdose in Los Angeles in 2009, the amusement park was substantially dismantled, and the ranch, renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch again, was marketed for sale in 2015, initially for $100 million. In 2020, American businessman Ronald Burkle purchased the property for $22 million.