“Chachi” left the Golden State for the first time in 45 years and headed for the Sunshine State.
Actor Scott Baio, who played Chachi Arcola in the movie Happy Days, and his wife Renee have confirmed that they moved to Florida after leaving California due to the state’s homelessness and crime crisis.
Renee Baio confirmed to the Herald Tribune that the couple are staying in their condo until the Bradenton home is completed.
“I chose Manatee County for a variety of reasons,” says Renee. told the Herald Tribune. “We are close to Anna Maria Island on Siesta Key, love the small town feel and values of Manatee County, and want to support family-owned businesses and keep them thriving.”
Last Wednesday, the star of ‘Happy Days’ announced He was trying to move his family out of California, saying the state was “no longer a safe place” because the state’s growing homelessness problem was causing “deteriorating property values.”
The 62-year-old actor tweeted, “After 45 years, I’m finally ‘right off the stage’ from California.”
Baio, who bought his Woodland Hills home for $1.85 million in 2010, put it up for sale last month for $3.85 million. According to Realtor.com.
He later conceded a move to Florida. Jesse Watters of FOX News, There, the actor said his former homeland was turning into a “third world country.”
“I’ve been in California for a very long time and I’m very sad. I have family, I have friends, I didn’t want to leave, but I almost got kicked out,” Baio said. Told.
More than 500,000 people have emigrated from California in the past two years, including celebrities like Mark Wahlberg and Jim Carrey who abandoned Hollywood for green pastures.
According to the report, low housing prices, crime, and pollution in urban areas plagued by homelessness are the main reasons people leave the Golden State.
Following his initial tweet on May 3, Baio also confirmed that he has two homes in Florida.
“I have two in Florida and I love them both!” bio answered To the commenter who hates living in Florida.
Renee said the move was for her daughter Bailey, 15. to follow her dreams But it was also because of how dangerous she felt in California.
“Los Angeles has a shortage of police officers. For real crimes, arrests take hours,” said a 50-year-old man. the actress tweeted. “I can’t believe they hurt your self esteem with a police escort! I’ve been to a store with a live shooter so please tell me how safe LA is!