There are more planets than we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe, but of those that we have seen, which one would make the best place to live? Choosing a home is a tough choice at the best of times, but if you’re extending your search to a galaxy that’s far, far away then the decision suddenly gets a lot harder. There are almost countless options to choose from and a diverse range of planet types available. From gas planets to desert planets to the thriving metropolises, your lifestyle is going to play a large part when answering the question of where best to buy a home in the Star Wars universe.
This is the home planet of the Wookies, so you’ll have to make sure that you trade with them and don’t beat them at any games of Kajarik. If you can cope with the Wookies, Kashyyyk is certainly a desirable planet, covered in jungle and with some amazing beaches. However, you won’t be at the top of the food chain even if you build an awesome treehouse. There are too many dangerous animals on the planet to list, and even some of the plants are carnivorous.
Known as one of the most peaceful and beautiful planets in the galaxy, Alderaan certainly had a lot of positive reasons for wanting to move there. It was similar to Naboo but without the annoying Gungans. Described by Star Wars expert Matt Hudson in a conversation with Betway as “like New Zealand with sci-fi buildings”, the problem is that it’s not going to be a long-term investment option due to being blown up by the first Death Star. Nowadays, living on Alderaan means living in your spaceship in the part of space where the planet used to be.
The lava planet where Obi-Wan neatly killed Darth Vader, this is not a great option if you’re looking for somewhere new to live. It’s home to species like the Darkghast (a bit like a scarier Rancor), lava fleas, and xandanks, all of which are carnivorous. You will have a neighbour, though, since the dark lord of the Sith Darth Vader set up base there. He’s built a stunning property that suits his personality, but of course, having one of the most dangerous men in the galaxy as your neighbour might be a bit risky. So, it’s probably best to avoid Mustafar unless you like a good adrenaline rush.
While Mustafar probably ranks about as well as the ice planet of Hoth or the swamp planet of Dagobah (none of which are appealing at all), other options like Bespin seem boring. Bespin is only somewhere to live if you’ve got a job there as there doesn’t seem to be anything else to do. Of course, make friends with Lando Calrissian, and you might get to see some hidden parts of Cloud City, such as the hotel bars and casinos. From what we’ve seen of Bespin, the problem is that it’s just a cold and sterile environment, where everybody is too busy working to have any fun.
You should always do your research before buying a new home, and if the property you’re buying is on a planet in the Star Wars universe, always check the local fauna and flora. There are a lot of dangers on an alien planet, so always be sure that you know what you’re letting yourself in for.