Just like podcaster Joe Rogan recently, Dawson’s Creek and Varsity Blues star James Van Der Beek is putting LA in the rearview mirror and moving to the Austin area.
In a September 30 post on Instagram, Van Der Beek announced that he, his wife, and their five children (all 10 years old or younger) were saying goodbye to their Beverly Hills home.
“Sometimes a full life starts with an empty house. To leave Los Angeles incredibly grateful for all the friends and memories we made here. To the next big adventure! “Wrote Van Der Beek, dubbed a former teenage heartbreaker and” current general heartbreaker “by HuffPost.
The actor didn’t mention where his and his family would end up. On her Instagram account, Kimberly Van Der Beek announced on September 30th that she was “starting a new adventure in Texas”. She addressed the new location on a recent episode of The Make Down podcast, telling podcast hosts that her family had moved “outside of Austin.”
“I think we are in a time when people want to anchor themselves a little more in nature. And LA has been a magical place for me for many years. So much life has been lived here, ”said Kimberly. “I’m going to go through a process to leave. I mean, I gave birth to three children in the house I live in. But you know, I have to get out of the concrete jungle for a bit. “
It’s no great surprise that the Van Der Beeks would settle in Austin if they increased their stakes and headed to Texas. James previously spent time in the capital and directed the coming-of-age flick Varsity Blues in and around Austin in 1999. James played the lead role of the sensitive, astute, and inspiring high school quarterback Jonathan “Mox” Moxon.
In addition to Rogan, celebrities who own homes in the Austin area include Willie Nelson, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood (although his place in South Austin is in the market), the Friday Night Lights Stars Kyle Chandler and Taylor Kitsch, musician Gary Clark Jr., Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez.
“With rental prices soaring and the cost of living rising every day in California, some people have forged an exodus from the Golden State to find greener, cheaper pastures elsewhere in the country,” Variety noted in May. “According to historical data, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon are some popular locations for transplants. However, the most popular choice for many Californians is the political (and meteorological) opposite: Austin, the capital of Texas. “