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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Says Move to Australia is 'A Few Years Off'

Famous computer engineer says he's keeping Los Gatos as his home even if he attains Australian citizenship.

 

Writing from Brussels, Belgium where he's lecturing, Los Gatos' most famous celebrity—Steve Wozniak— says plans announced in August that he's going to become an Australian citizen and eventually move to the Land Down Under are a few years off.

"I would be heading toward residency in Australia except that my current life has me travelling a lot, and living in Australia would add time and stress to getting around constantly," the Woz wrote Los Gatos Patch, which sought comment after one of his old properties was listed for sale on the redfin.com website.

That home, located at 300 Santa Rosa Drive, was owned by Woz 10 years ago, he said. It's now on the market for $4.5 million and is using Woz' name to get some attention.

After that post went live Sunday, several town residents emailed Los Gatos Patch to tell us that the Woz' current dwelling at 16400 Blackberry Hill Rd. is not for sale.

Woz said he intends to keep his town residence even after he attains Australian citizenship.

"I have no intention of selling my Los Gatos home. My wife Janet and I like it and Los Gatos very much," he said.

The Apple co-founder added that he owned two homes in Los Gatos for about 20 years. He would live in one and have friends or relatives occupy the other. "I liked them both so much that I had a difficult time determining which one to sell. Eventually my kids' preference helped make the decision," the Woz said in the email.

He signed his email: "Cheers, mate, -- Woz."

Esmée St James November 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Down Under definitely has its appeal, but then so does Blackberry Hill! I wonder why the Woz is considering this move and citizenship change.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Hi Esmee ... The Woz would retain his American citizenship, he has told us that and his desire to seek new adventures in Australia or New Zealand is due to his quest for exploration and new life lessons, I presume. Maybe he'll jump on this conversation! How cool would that be? He is a loyal Los Gatos Patch reader, after all!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz November 14, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Hey good for him! And he can afford to!

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