Mark Wahlberg reveals he left LA and $90M home to move family to Nevada to give kids a ‘better life’

Mark Wahlberg has revealed that he is joining the exodus from California by leaving his longtime home in Los Angeles in favor of Nevada.

In an interview on Tuesday for The Talk, the 51-year-old actor said he had bid the Golden State farewell in hopes of giving his children a ‘better life.’

Wahlberg’s move to Nevada, which borders California, comes after he put his astonishing 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $87.5 million in April of this year.

Change of scenery: Mark Wahlberg, 51, spoke about moving out of Los Angeles and uprooting his family for Nevada to give them a ‘better life’ during an appearance on The Talk on Tuesday; seen in 2015

Although Wahlberg had lived in his Beverly Hills mansion for more than a decade, he described his time in California almost as if it was a missed opportunity.

I want to be able to work from home. 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,’ he explained. 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 – who shares Ella, 19; Michael, 16; Brendan, 14; and Grace, 12, with his wife Rhea Durham, 44 — may have only been referring to films shot near his home or in California, as he has starred in around 30 films since purchasing his Beverly Hills land in 2009.

Wahlberg wasn’t shy about admitting that his move out of California was about taxes, although he focused on how they would affect his businesses.

He added that he was hoping to get a film studio off the ground, as well as a ‘shoe factory’ and a ‘factory for [his clothing line] Municipal.’

‘So we came here to just give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids, and there’s lots of opportunity here, so I’m really excited about the future,’ he said.

Saying goodbye: Wahlberg's move to Nevada, which borders California, comes after he put his astonishing 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $87.5 million in April of this year

Saying goodbye: Wahlberg’s move to Nevada, which borders California, comes after he put his astonishing 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $87.5 million in April of this year

Remote worker: 'I want to be able to work from home.  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,' he explained on The Talk

Remote worker: ‘I want to be able to work from home. 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,’ he explained on The Talk

Family: Wahlberg shares Ella, 19;  Michael, 16;  Brendan, 14;  and Grace, 12, with his wife Rhea, 44

Family: Wahlberg shares Ella, 19; Michael, 16; Brendan, 14; and Grace, 12, with his wife Rhea, 44

Wahlberg noted that he moved to Nevada in hopes of getting a tax credit that would ease the creation of his proposed film studio.

‘After this gubernatorial election, hopefully we go to legislation and get a bill passed so we can get tax credits for the state, build a state of the art studio here and make this Hollywood 2.0,’ he explained, though he didn’t share which candidates he thought would be most likely to accommodate those goals.

Earlier, he explained that his desire to work close to where he lives was because he is a homebody whenever possible.

‘Every free moment that I have, I’m at home,’ he said.

Back in August, Wahlberg purchased a 7,327 square foot two-story townhome in Las Vegas for $14.5 million, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The townhome is part of The Summit Club, which boasts a golf course and plenty of other luxury homes. The purchase was his second recent one at the wealthy Las Vegas community, as he previously purchased 2.5 acres for $15.6 million in July 2022.

Fresh start: Wahlberg noted that he moved to Nevada in hopes of getting a tax credit that would ease the creation of his proposed film studio, which he called 'Hollywood 2.0'

Fresh start: Wahlberg noted that he moved to Nevada in hopes of getting a tax credit that would ease the creation of his proposed film studio, which he called ‘Hollywood 2.0’

Moving in: In August, Wahlberg purchased a 7,327 square foot two-story townhome in Las Vegas for $14.5 million, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  His former mansion had a stunning 30,500 square feet on a 267,335-square-foot lot

Moving in: In August, Wahlberg purchased a 7,327 square foot two-story townhome in Las Vegas for $14.5 million, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His former mansion had a stunning 30,500 square feet on a 267,335-square-foot lot

While speaking with Beyond TV’s Lights, Camera, Vegas show in August, he was already describing Vegas as his ‘home town.’

‘We want to create a lot of jobs, and a lot of excitement. Hollywood 2.0,’ he said.

The Boogie Nights star previously opened a location for his food chain Wahlburgers in Vegas in 2017.

It’s not yet known if his enormous Beverly Hills mansion has found a buyer yet, and its enormous size and hefty price tag will likely deter all but the wealthiest and most committed individuals.

Wahlberg’s recently departed LA home is spread out over an eye-catching 30,500 square feet on a 267,335-square-foot lot, with a gate that is located just below the iconic Mulholland Drive.

He was in good company at the location, with plenty of A-list neighbors, including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump.

Elegant: Guests to the home are greeted in style via a stunning two-story entranceway and a grand foyer with dual staircases and elegant wainscoting on the walls

Elegant: Guests to the home are greeted in style via a stunning two-story entranceway and a grand foyer with dual staircases and elegant wainscoting on the walls

Warm: Much of the home featured elegant marble flooring, but a dark hardwood floor further into the home gave it a more earthy, lived-in feel

Warm: Much of the home featured elegant marble flooring, but a dark hardwood floor further into the home gave it a more earthy, lived-in feel

Guests to the home are greeted in style via a stunning two-story entranceway and a grand foyer with dual staircases and elegant wainscoting on the walls.

Much of the home featured elegant marble flooring, but a dark hardwood floor further into the home gave it a more earthy, lived-in feel.

The mega-mansion’s abundant space made it a summer paradise, as Wahlberg built a grotto with gorgeous pools that would have been right at home in a theme park.

The Happening actor’s youngest son Brendan is an aspiring golfer, and it was easy for the two of them to shoot some holes together, as Wahlberg had a small course constructed on the property, which was complete with rolling hills and sand traps.

Although Wahlberg has been located on the West Coast in recent years, he originally hails from Boston, Massachusetts.

Famous faces: He was in good company at the location, with plenty of A-list neighbors, including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump

Famous faces: He was in good company at the location, with plenty of A-list neighbors, including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump

Perfect spot: The Happening actor's youngest son Brendan is an aspiring golfer, and it was easy for the two of them to shoot some holes together, as Wahlberg had a small course constructed on the property, which was complete with rolling hills and sand traps

Perfect spot: The Happening actor’s youngest son Brendan is an aspiring golfer, and it was easy for the two of them to shoot some holes together, as Wahlberg had a small course constructed on the property, which was complete with rolling hills and sand traps

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