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We know pretty well the teenage years of Harry up until the death of Voldemort. However I am curious at how would his life be in the immediate aftermath?

We know that

  • he joins the ministry under Kingsley as an Auror and will eventually head the department,
  • he will occasionnally give some lecture at Hogwarts.

I can imagine that directly after the death of Voldemort, he would stay at the Weasley's for some time. After all he was only 17 back then. Meanwhile, Ginny will probably go back to Hogwart for her final year. But apart from helping the Order and the new minister to re-build the wizzarding community, he would want to start living on his own.

  • Is there any information on where does he get to live?
  • And does he change place after Ginny moved in with him?

He owned Grimmauld Place's, but I can't see him moving there, even with Kreacher more conciliant.

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    Given current prices and with three kids I'm pretty sure that's way out of london. Zone 6 at least... – Jorge Córdoba Sep 14 '15 at 18:04
  • @JorgeCórdoba, Not sure the same prices apply to Wizards, though. They don't have any commute time, even from hundreds of km away. – bilbo_pingouin Sep 14 '15 at 18:41
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    The only bit of evidence I know of is in the Deathly Hallows epilogue. James mentions that he would share a room with Albus in order to allow Teddy Lupin to move in with them (Harry dismisses this idea). This implies that they're in a house with only a few bedrooms, which definitely discounts the idea of Grimmauld Place (which, as you say, he wasn't a huge fan of anyway). – Luna Sep 17 '15 at 12:37
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There are a number of scenes in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that take place in the Potter family's home. Although it's not stated where it is, we can at least rule out a few locations.

It's definitely not Godric's Hollow

HERMIONE: Godric’s Hollow. It must be twenty years . . .

Based on the descriptions (and lack of a mention of the location) we can deduce that it's probably not 12 Grimmauld Place or 4 Privet Drive

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There is no evidence i can find that has him living anywhere. No evidence of any property that the Potter family had. Harry's grandparents obviously lived somewhere before they died but no mention of where that was.

I would think that he lived wherever his grandparents did or at Grimmauld Place, which probably would have been remodeled first.

Its also possible that they fixed up Potter's Cottage in Godric's Hollow.

I wish i could have found something for you!

  • I always wondered if anything happened to his parents' house in Godric's Hollow. I assume it would have been left to Harry - he could potentially have fixed it up and gave it a new life. I do hate to think of it lying there in ruins, years on. – Luna Sep 16 '15 at 23:29
  • @Luna I forgot about that as a possible place and i'll add it to the answer but i dont think he would want to lived in the sme place his parents died at and he got his scar. – Tdmut Sep 17 '15 at 12:30
  • I see what you mean, I guess it could go either way with no more information to go of. He may have wanted to leave it, as a shrine to his parents' deaths, or reconstruct it to remember their lives - I think it could have gone either way :) – Luna Sep 17 '15 at 12:31
  • Yes I can think he would be somewhat attracted to Godric's Hollow. But his parents' house are used as a shrine. In DH, when he saw it, there was plenty of signatures, and even a magic mark indicating the historical importance of the place. So Godrick's Hollow maybe, but at the same time, we can't say he had happy memories at the place. – bilbo_pingouin Sep 17 '15 at 12:49
  • @bilbo_pingouin I've read too much fanfiction. I thought that the cottage was owned by Dumbledore and then made a Historical Monument(and thus unalterable). I read the wiki on it after Luna's comment and got my facts straight. – Tdmut Sep 17 '15 at 12:57

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