Scott Baio’s most well-known role was as Chachi Arcola on the television sitcom Happy Days. The actor turned to Twitter to announce his departure from the Golden State, where he has lived for many years.
The actor mentioned the expanding homeless population in Los Angeles as the basis for his choice.
The actor has lived in Los Angeles for the last 45 years, but it appears that he has had his fill of the city and state. He tweeted that after 45 years, he is finally “exiting stage right’ from California. According to the most recent Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority study, about 69,000 people will be homeless in L.A. County and 41,000 in the city by 2022.
After 45 years, I’m making my way to finally “exit stage right” from California.— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) May 3, 2023
“The most recent survey conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found approximately 69,000 people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County and 41,000 in the city in 2022.” pic.twitter.com/fBCeNyhhhx
Many individuals expressed their feelings over Baio’s choice to depart. Some people understood the actor’s motive.
While another individual wrote, reflecting Baio’s thoughts. Others were less enthusiastic. Others mocked the actor.
The 62-year-old actor is a man of his word, having posted his Woodland Hills home for sale. The house is worth $3.85 million. It is a large property with 6,300 square feet, five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and a home theater. The house was acquired for $1.85 million in 2010.
Scott Baio is merely joining a long line of Hollywood celebrities who have relocated from California to other states. Big celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, Joe Rogan, and Mark Wahlberg have all left California in recent years.
McConaughey revealed his plan to return to his native state of Texas in December 2020. His motivation for relocating had less to do with his desire for his kids to grow up with the same ‘values’ as he did and more to do with his desire to be closer to his family.
In August 2020, Joe Rogan made a similar move. His motivation for relocating his family was the “insane” traffic and exorbitant expense of living in Los Angeles. The well-known podcast broadcaster has also relocated to Texas. Mark Wahlberg sold his Beverly Hills house for $30 million and relocated to Ohio in April 2021. The actor owns a Chevrolet dealership in the state and has relatives nearby, which may have influenced his choice.