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The Best Star Wars Planets To Live On

As far as we can currently tell, Earth is the only viable choice for habitation in the Milky Way. In the galaxy far, far away that "Star Wars" takes place within, though, the possibilities are nearly endless. There, every solar system and galaxy seems to have at least one hospitable planet, dwarf planet, or moon to its name. All one has to do is look at the filled Galactic Senate to realize just how many worlds full of fascinating beings exist in this universe. 

This immense diversity raises a question: If one were looking to relocate to the universe of "Star Wars," where should one settle down? Lushly forested places like Endor and Kashyyyk offer fresh air and friendly inhabitants, while urban environments like Coruscant are busy, exciting, and always changing into something new. If you're looking to put down roots in the world of "Star Wars," these are the best planets to live on.


The Forest Moon of Endor, also known as the Sanctuary Moon, is a planet full of towering trees that look distinctly like California redwoods. If you're into cool green shade, this is the planet (well, moon) where you should live.

Endor is full of hospitable locals known as Ewoks. Their complex tree villages make for a truly unique lodging experience, as they're set high in the forest's leafy branches. The vast plant life present on Endor is evidence of good, rich soil, as is the fact that the Ewoks have survived for a long time  as hunter-gatherers. There's plenty of opportunity for agriculture available for anyone looking to get their hands dirty.

Endor's scenic beauty and natural resources aren't likely to vanish any time soon, as the moon is still relatively undeveloped. This makes it perfect for outdoorsy people looking to rough it, or for guides looking to build a career in tourism. Endor is also a perfect place for speeder biking, to the point that Star Tours has been conducting tourist trips there for decades.


Do you like big city fun? An entire galaxy's worth of cuisine, seemingly endless job opportunities, and amazing cultural events await you on Coruscant. The whole planet is one big city, with a top level of gleaming buildings and a literal underground metropolis down below. No matter what kind of life you're looking to lead, Coruscant has options. 

Like New York City or Tokyo, Coruscant is a major seat of political and corporate power. If you like being in the middle of everything, this is the place you want to call home. Sure, it's probably expensive, like any other big city. And yeah, the race to the top is likely to be fierce and competitive. The winds also change quickly here: Sometimes a big power shift leads the city from being the seat of a republic to the site of an iron-fisted dictatorship, swarming with stormtroopers loyal to just one man. But if you're willing to take on that risk, the rewards are rich. Plus, they've got that cool opera house with the floating bubbles!


Naboo is an idyllic planet shared by humans, who live above the surface, and Gungans, who dwell underwater. Gungan cities are technological marvels, featuring bubbles which keep out water, yet remain penetrable enough for a living being to simply walk through their surface. Colossal fish the size of Coruscant skyscrapers also lurk in the Gungans' deep domain.

Naboo's surface is home to a beautiful civilization, full of grand buildings and lush vegetation. Palaces bordering gorgeous bodies of water reminiscent of Earth's Lake Como abound, as do rolling fields full of large mellow animals and countless flowers.

Naboo also boasts a great history. Both Luke and Leia Skywalker's mother, Padme Amidala, and Emperor Palpatine hail from Naboo. It's also where the legendary Jedi Anakin Skywalker first shows the galaxy how great a pilot he is, and where he marries Padme in secret. The intersection of their paths set up one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the galaxy. All in all, Naboo is a great place to live for those who appreciate gorgeous scenery, dazzling architecture, and fascinating history.


If you want to get an idea of what Corellia is like, think of Michigan. There are big cities full of fun and excitement, animated by manufacturing a la Detroit at the height of the automotive industry. But there are also forests and vast bodies of water nearby, for anyone wanting some open space.

Corellia is notable for its massive shipyards. This is the planet Star Destroyers come from, as well as all sorts of other huge ships. As Han Solo says when first boasting about the speed of his vessel, "I've outrun imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers, mind you. I'm taking about the big Corellian ships, now."

Corellia is also where Han Solo is from. Any planet that bore the galaxy's most loveable rogue is probably a pretty cool place to live. It's also where the Millennium Falcon was built, so if you're looking to get a job where you'll learn how to build a vessel that can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, this is the spot. Plus, given all the ships built there, there are plenty of spaceports on Corellia that allow access to anywhere in the galaxy, quickly and easily.


Kashyyyk is the home planet of Han's best friend and longtime co-pilot, Chewbacca. It's a lot like Endor, but with the amenities and technology of the Galactic Republic. This makes sense, since its dominant species, the Wookiees, are sort of like super-charged Ewoks.

Kashyyyk is an incredibly bio-diverse place. While riding on the back of a can-cell over the planet's surface, as seen in "The Clone Wars," one can see sparkling lakes and interesting rock pinnacles. Plus, Wookiees make great neighbors. They're strong, but very welcoming to strangers who don't want to destroy them or their way of life. This is why the Wookiees back Jedi such as Yoda during the Imperial takeover, which results in savage punishment from the Empire. As most Wookiees end up killed or enslaved during this period, they welcome the end of the Empire more than almost any species. So, if you're looking for a fervently anti-Imperial planet, Kashyyyk is a winner.

If you want to live in natural splendor without sacrificing the comforts of technology, this is your spot. Just make sure you don't have any Imperial connections, unless you want to get your arms pulled out of their sockets.


If your tastes lean towards Jimmy Buffett, Scarif is the place for you. The planet looks like one big, fabulous beach destination. In fact, scenes taking place on Scarif were actually filmed in the beautiful Maldives. As "Rogue One" director Gareth Edwards told Ain't It Cool News in 2016, the location was chosen to further parallels to World War II (specifically, the Pacific front), and because such an ecosystem hadn't yet been featured in "Star Wars."

If you've ever dreamed of living in a South Pacific paradise as big as a whole planet, Scarif is the place to build you oceanfront hut. Long stretches of sand lie beside clear blue waters, while swaying palm trees shield anyone looking to take a nap on the beach from the powerful sun. Sure, there might be some Imperial wreckage around, given the gargantuan Imperial complex built atop it. But as time goes by, the remnants of that age crumble, revealing Scarif's natural splendor once more.


Like Endor, Jedha is technically a moon, commonly known as the Pilgrim Moon. There's a strong spiritual vibe going on here: Jedha's dedication to the study and worship of the Force, the spiritual energy that surrounds and connects everything, lifts it above the worldly concerns that bog down most other settled planets. Of course, the Empire ruins that mellow vibe, what with their crackdowns and mining of the planet's resources. As "Rogue One" chronicles, the Empire excavates it of as many kyber crystals (also known as kyber saber crystals) as possible. Then, they test out the Death Star's gun by blowing up Jedha City.

Still, other settlements and cities continue to exist on this holy planet. One could imagine this place being perfect for a person who spends a lot of time meditating, doing yoga, and contemplating their faith. Plus, its austere desert landscape is beautiful, even if it does bear the scars of war.


There are many Earth destinations centered around good times, bright lights, and gambling: Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, and Macau come to mind. While their economies are based on behaviors some might consider questionable, they generate a ton of money for local workers, making them attractive places to live in the minds of many. The waterfront city of Canto Bight on the planet Cantonica is one such den of indulgence and entertainment.

Cantonica's desert scenery, artificial ocean, and temperate weather make for a lovely environment. There's plenty of opportunity to make money here, as the richest people in the galaxy go to Canto Bight to live lavishly. Granted, their wealth comes from building weapons of death for the Rebellion and the Empire, as shown in "The Last Jedi." If that bothers you, you might not have a great time here. But for those with a little (or a lot of) money in their pocket and a hankering for excitement, Cantonica is a great place to live.


Felucia sees a lot of action in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," no doubt because its fauna are so striking, the artists wanted to show them off. The planet is covered in thick, humid jungles full of giant, colorful, glowing plants. But it's not just pretty — Felucia is also important as a stopping point and an exporter. The planet lies along a trading route, thus making it the scene of several "Clone Wars" battles. Local farmers also grow valuable healing herbs known as nysillin, as discussed by Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi during one of their trips there.

If you want to live somewhere with a rich cash crop, unique and gorgeous jungles, and access to a route that keeps you easily connected with the rest of the galaxy, Felucia is your spot. Of course, you do have to look out for the occasional jungle rancor, as even such capable Jedi as Tano and Anakin Skywalker become nervous when running across a herd of the species. If that's too much for you, you'll at least have the satisfaction of saying "Bye, Felucia."


Ah, Mandalore — the Sparta of the galaxy. Much like the people currently living in that ancient place, Mandalore's denizens are considerably more peaceful now than they once were. The planet has big, beautiful palaces, a complex history of raising the only warriors who could go (almost) toe-to-toe with the Jedi, and some really nice scenery ... at least, what's left of it.

The Empire razes Mandalore, thus scattering the Mandalorians, both native and foundling, across the galaxy. Millennia of fighting has "turned [the planet] to glass," but it's obviously still got enough beauty, history, and clean-lined architecture for Bo Katan to scour the galaxy for the Darksaber in her efforts to assume the planet's crown. If you like a place with enough glorious and rotten battles in its past to fill a history professor's wildest dreams, this is the place. Just keep your head down if you see anybody in Mandalorian armor eyeing you up.

Mon Calamari or Dac

Do you like fishing, sailing, and scuba diving? Do you have dreams of a planet full of Nova Scotia-style wharf communities? Then boy, do we have a planet for you. Mon Calamari has many names, also being known as Mon Cala and Dac.  Mon Calamari is also the name of one of the planet's major species — Rebel hero Admiral Ackbar is of the Mon Calamari. The planet is also home to the more aggressive Quarren, first seen in "Return of the Jedi." The Quarren play a more prominent fighting role in "The Clone Wars" as a possible separatist faction on the Republic planet.

There are definitely some rough and tumble fishing villages here, like the one Din Djarin visits in "The Mandalorian" to get the Razor Crest fixed. Yet the planet obviously has some great tech too, since it's where the Mon Calamari cruisers that serve as command ships during the Rebel Alliance's attack on the second Death Star are built.


Twi'leks come from Ryloth, where they live in absolute peace with humanity. One such human is Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi-to-be whose tutelage under Kanan Jarrus drives the plot of "Star Wars: Rebels." Together, the people of Ryloth live amidst beautiful cliffs and desert mountains. What's more, Ryloth promises real Outer Rim freedom, being located close to the border of Wild Space.

The massive rocky deserts that span Ryloth's surface are gorgeous, as are its verdant jungles. Many neat little cities can be found throughout the planet, some of which become centers of battles on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." If you're willing to deal with that, you'll be rewarded with tons of open space and little  government oversight. Plus, it's a planet full of heroes who answer Ezra's call to arms no matter the overwhelming odds. If you're looking for a place with freedom, modern amenities, and an inspiring and spirited local population, Ryloth should be your destination.


Onderon is probably best known for its freedom fighter, Saw Gerrera, seen in his young years on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and as an older man in "Rogue One." Onderon sees a lot of fighting, like most of the planets on the list. There's a certain regal appeal to the planet that sets it apart, though. A jungle planet full of grand temples with dramatic pillars and towering domes, its beauty outlasts the conflict that scars its surface.

Great walled cities lie all over Onderon, initially built to protect residents from wild animals. Though the war takes its toll, the fact that Onderon becomes a major Imperial in-holding means that the planet's cities are probably mostly rebuilt and ready for business. No doubt a place worthy of so much fighting is a great planet to call home. Plus, the idea of living in an ancient walled city is just plain cool.


Batuu is best known for its international trading community, the Black Spire Outpost. If you want to live in a place where everyone passes through, this is the planet. In fact, you might have already visited it yourself, if you've been to Disneyland or Disney World's Galaxy's Edge

There's a lot of fun to be had on Batuu, which boasts big cliffs, dramatic spires, and rock arches galore. Walk around the Black Spire Outpost on any given day, and you'll see a small New Order base and Kylo Ren's ship. Just around the corner is a Resistance spot where there's usually an X-Wing parked. The Millennium Falcon is also regularly present in one of Hondo Ohnaka's spots. Hondo is willing to give anybody a shot as a smugger or pirate, if that's your thing. If not, Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, Savi's Workshop, and a series of little cantinas and market stalls are always packed and probably looking for workers.

Even though it's out of the way, Batuu might just be one of the most interesting, accessible, and downright magical "Star Wars" planets. Plus, it's right around the corner from Toy Story Land!