The luxurious Achiul neighbourhood in Guri, Gyeonggi province, a hideaway east of central Seoul, has been mentioned a lot in Korean media recently as A-list K-biz stars have flocked to the area to buy and build homes. Sat in a prime spot next to a peaceful hilly area yet only around a half-an-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s downtown, the neighbourhood is becoming known as an artists’ village thanks to all the writers, K-drama actors and K-pop stars calling it home. To get a feel for the area, let’s meet some of its famous residents … 1. Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin Well ahead of their much-anticipated wedding , expected to happen this month, power couple Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin were reported to have bought their marital home at the whopping price of US$4.3 million in 2020. The lavish penthouse is designed to impress with floor-to-ceiling windows, a state-of-the-art kitchen and cosy bedrooms, promising a comfortable family life ahead for the stars of hit K-drama Crash Landing on You (2019 and 2020). How Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin’s net worths will double when they get married 2. Han So-hee Rising to superstardom almost instantly with her role as the innocent and vulnerable mistress in the 2020 Korean television series The World of the Married , Han So-hee went on to win several accolades and establish herself in the competitive K-drama scene. Most recently, she successfully starred in a challenging role in the 2021 Netflix series My Name . Her successful acting career has seen her amass significant wealth, and she treated herself to a US$1.6 million house in Achiul village, paying in cash, in December 2021, as reported by AllKpop. The top 10 breakout K-drama actresses of 2021, from Jung Ho-yeon to Han So-hee 3. Oh Yeon-seo Entering K-biz at the age of 15, Oh Yeon-yeo has made a name for herself with an impressive acting career, playing lead roles in various acclaimed K-dramas and television series including Jang Bo-ri is Here! (2014), Shine or Go Crazy (2015), My Sassy Gir l (2017), Love with Flaws (2019-20) and Mad for Each Other (2021). Having stacked up an estimated net worth of about US$5 million, Oh could easily buy a lavish house for herself in serene Achiul village. On her social media page, Oh has often shared glimpses of her elegant residence with its contemporary design and modern amenities. Inside Big Bang’s Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s new luxury home 4. JYP Entertainment’s Park Jin-young Starting his career as a singer/songwriter, Park Jin-young made his debut in the Korean music industry in 1994 with a solo album. Then, after launching his own agency – JYP Entertainment – Park found further success as a producer, nurturing and managing leading K-pop singers and bands such as Rain, Wonder Girls, 2PM and Boy Story, helping them to break into foreign markets such as the US. 5 facts about Park Jin-young the K-pop polyglot who speaks 3 languages As a result, he became one of the most powerful icons in Korean showbiz. His house in Achiul is reported to have cost him about US$500,000 dollars. According to Koreaboo, the house has a private gym, a basketball court and a recording studio. 5. Jo Sung-mo Pop ballad singer Jo Sung-mo has had a successful musical career, releasing multiple bestselling and acclaimed albums in South Korea. The singer and his wife – former model and designer Goo Min-ji – welcomed their first son in 2015 after five years of marriage. 5 K-drama actresses who married ultra-rich husbands It is widely known that the 44-year-old singer is also among the famous residents of Achiul village. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .