“Kanye West has been in Cody, Wyoming for a few weeks now,” the source told PEOPLE, noting that he seems to be making arrangements for his family — including wife Kim Kardashian West, 38, and children Psalm, almost 4 months, Chicago, 19 months, Saint, 3½, and North, 6 — to make the move as well. “He bought a ranch and is touring local elementary schools,” the source said.
According to the insider, the ranch was previously known as “Monster Lake Ranch.”
It’s a massive property with panoramic views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and comes in at just over 4,500 acres. TMZ previously reported that the huge chunk of land cost the rapper $14 million.
This news comes just days after Kardashian-West’s September cover story for Vogue Arabia, in which she said she could see the family living in Wyoming in the next 10 years.
“In my mind I’m already living in those 10 years,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told her husband, who interviewed her for the story. “I see us living on a ranch in Wyoming, occasionally going to Palm Springs and our home in Los Angeles — and becoming a lawyer.”
Kardashian-West elaborated on her future career as a lawyer in the story, which she kickstarted last summer with a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco: “I would probably do it from [Wyoming] and fly into DC, NY, and LA,” she said, mentioning dreams of accomplishing prison reform in Wyoming. Currently, her goal is to take the bar in 2022.
The Kardashian-Wests escaped to the resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2018, while Kanye finished up recording an album, with a source telling PEOPLE they were “happy” there.
“Kanye will be in Jackson Hole for several more weeks,” the insider said. “Kim will travel back and forth to see him. She’s happy he’s focused on his music instead of going on social media rants.”
“Kanye seems great,” the source added. “He loves Jackson Hole. He thinks it’s the perfect place to create his music.”
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Kim and Kanye currently reside in Hidden Hills, California, in a mansion they picked up for a reported $20 million in 2014. Kardashian-West told PEOPLE at the time that she and her husband had “just found a new, amazing place” nearer to her mom, Kris Jenner.
They moved into the Hidden Hills house in December 2017, despite ongoing renovations, in order to get settled before Chicago’s arrival, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.
When they purchased the estate, it boasted 3.5 acres, two swimming pools, two spas and its own vineyard. They made significant changes to this property as well, and Jenner tweeted in April 2018 that the house is now worth $60 million.
In November 2017, the couple sold their previous house in Bel Air for $17.8 million —more than one-and-a-half times the $11 million they paid for it in 2013 — to tech investor Marina Acton.