Mark Wahlberg Reveals He Left Los Angeles and $90 Million to Move Family to Nevada to Give Kids a ‘Better Life’

Mark Wahlberg changes scenery after joining the California exodus by leaving his longtime Los Angeles home in favor of Nevada.

In an interview Tuesday for The Talk, the 51-year-old actor said he said goodbye to the Golden State in hopes of giving his kids a “better life.”

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

Change of scenery: Mark Wahlberg, 51, opened up about leaving Los Angeles and uprooting his family to Nevada to give them a “better life” during an appearance on The Talk on Tuesday; seen in 2015

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

“I want to be able to work from home. I moved to California many years ago to become an actor and only did a few movies the whole time I was there,’ he explained. “So to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams, whether it’s my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my youngest son as a golfer, that made a lot more sense to us.’

Wahlberg — who shares Ella, 19; Michael, 16 years old; Brendan, 14; and Grace, 12, with wife Rhea Durham, 44 – may only have been referring to films shot near his home or in California, as he has starred in around 30 films since buying his land in Beverly Hills in 2009.

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

He added that he hoped to start a film studio, as well as a “shoe factory” and a “clothing factory”. [his clothing line] Municipal.’

“So we came here to give us a new look, a new start for the kids, and there are a lot of opportunities here, so I’m really excited about the future,” he said.

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

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

Remote worker: “I want to be able to work from home.  I moved to California many years ago to become an actor and only did a few movies the whole time 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 become an actor and only did a few movies the whole time I was there,’ he explained on The Talk

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

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

Wahlberg noted that he moved to Nevada in hopes of obtaining a tax credit that would facilitate the creation of his movie studio project.

“After this gubernatorial election, I hope we will legislate and pass a bill so that we can get tax credits for the state, build a cutting-edge studio here, and make this Hollywood 2.0 “, he explained, although he did not share which candidates he thinks would be most likely to meet these objectives.

Earlier, he explained that his desire to work close to home was due to him being a homebody as much as possible.

“Every free moment I have, I’m home,” he said.

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

The townhouse is part of the Summit Club, which has a golf course and many other luxury homes. The purchase was his second recent in 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 make it easier to set up his movie studio project, which he called

Fresh start: Wahlberg noted that he moved to Nevada in hopes of getting a tax credit that would make it easier to set up his movie studio project, which he called ‘Hollywood 2.0’.

Move in: In August, Wahlberg bought a two-story, 7,327-square-foot townhouse 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

Move in: In August, Wahlberg bought a two-story, 7,327-square-foot townhouse 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

Speaking with Beond TV Lights, Camera, Vegas show in August, he already described Vegas as his “hometown.”

“We want to create a lot of jobs and a lot of enthusiasm. Hollywood 2.0,” he said.

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

It’s unclear whether his massive Beverly Hills mansion has yet found a buyer, and its enormous size and high price tag will likely deter all but the wealthiest and most committed individuals.

Wahlberg’s recently deceased Los Angeles home spans an eye-catching 30,500 square feet on a 267,335 square foot lot, with a gate located just below iconic Mulholland Drive.

He was in good company there, with many high profile neighbors including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump.

Elegant: House guests are welcomed in style via a stunning two-story entrance and grand hall with two staircases and elegant paneling on the walls

Elegant: House guests are welcomed in style via a stunning two-story entrance and grand hall with two staircases and elegant paneling on the walls

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

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

Guests of the house are welcomed in style via a stunning two-story entrance and grand hall with two staircases and elegant paneling on the walls.

Much of the house featured elegant marble flooring, but dark hardwood flooring further into the house 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 a few holes together, as Wahlberg had a small course built on the property, which was complete with hills and rocks. sand pits.

Although Wahlberg has moved to the West Coast in recent years, he is originally from Boston, Massachusetts.

Famous faces: He was in good company there, with many high-profile neighbors including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump

Famous faces: He was in good company there, with many high-profile neighbors including Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson and even Lisa Vanderpump

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

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

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