Mark Wahlberg recently moved from Hollywood, and now he’s your neighbor! He’s moving to Nevada to give his family a “better life.”
He said in an interview with Yahoo!, “I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there. “So, to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us.”
Wahlberg and his wife, Rhea Durham, have four children. Three kids at home: sons Michael and Brendan, ages 16 and 14, and 12-year-old daughter Grace Their eldest child, daughter Ella, is 19. “So, we came here to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids, and there’s lot of opportunity here,” He said. “I’m really excited about the future.”
By the way, I had to see what he meant by “a couple” movies: He has been in 55 movies and produced 27 movies. Whether those were in California or not, seems he’s done a little more than “a couple.”
Wahlberg also wants to build a “state-of-the-art studio” and create “Hollywood 2.0”, so he doesn’t have to travel too far for work.
In April, Wahlberg put his home in Los Angeles on the market for $87.5 million. His family compound is located in the very ritzy Beverly Park neighborhood. The entrepreneur bought the six acre property for $8.25 million in 2009 and commissioned architect Richard Landry to build the house which has 12 bedrooms and 20 – yes, 20! – bathrooms. Gee, I hope they can find a little something here in Las Vegas to help them get by! I’m pretty sure that no state taxes, and low property taxes were also an appeal, when researching “places for Mark Wahlberg to move to.”
Real estate records show that Wahlberg purchased 2.5 acres of land in a very nice area of Las Vegas, for $15.6 million. Most likely he will build a home on the land, as it’s zoned for single-family housing. It is located in The Summit Club, a very secure area reserved for hefty mega-mansions – Celine Dion’s primary home is there.
The cheapest plot of land in the exclusive area — which doesn’t include the cost of building a home — reportedly sells for about $2 million.
Welcome to Nevada, Marky Mark!
Here are some of my favorite Mark Wahlberg movies: