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Scott Baio is selling his $3.7m mansion and leaving Hollywood as it's 'no longer safe'

Scott Baio is selling his $3.7m mansion and leaving Hollywood as it's 'no longer safe'

The Happy Days actor has lived in Hollywood for 45 years, but he feels it is 'no longer safe'.

Scott Baio is leaving Hollywood and selling his rather expensive $3.7 million mansion in the process.

For a lot of actors, Hollywood is the pinnacle of the crown, with all the best films and actors usually residing in Los Angeles.

Despite that, many actors over the years have left Hollywood for many different reasons such as apparent culture problems in the industry.

Happy Days actor Baio is now the next one to be leaving, as he feels Los Angeles is no longer safe due to homelessness in the city.

Baio's career in Hollywood actually ended many year ago, but he has continued to live on the US West Coast.

The actor has been residing in the city of angels for the past 45 years, but will be saying goodbye to the LA sunshine very soon.

Scott Baio announced his Hollywood departure on Twitter.

Taking to Twitter last week, Baio said: "After 45 years, I’m making my way to finally 'exit stage right' from California."

He quoted a news report that looked at homelessness in the Los Angeles region, which said: "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."

Replying to the Tweet, another Twitter user wrote: "Yeah, no reason to live in a city where there's homeless people. Your career in LA has been over for years."

This promoted Baio to reply with: "This brings down property value. Also no consequences for crime that is rampant, making things higher in price and it’s just not a safe place anymore. #ImFree"

The actor reportedly put his LA property on the market last month for $3.85 million (£3 million), according to

Since posting the tweet on 3 May, Baio has been met with mixed response with some saying he has to do what makes his family safe, while others suggested he has 'right-wing' views.

The actor did not disclose where he is going next.

One person wrote: "Great decision. I am also from CA. Not far from Woodland Hills. South Florida compared to CA has a lot of the good but none of the bad (except traffic)! You guys should move here."

Meanwhile, a second had differing views: "As a [former] homeless person I am happy to hear that you’re leaving California. Maybe you can go live in Florida, seems like your kind of zoo."

It is certainly not unheard of for residents to leave California, with figures on people uprooting actually quite high.

Between April 2020 and July 2022, around 500,000 Californian residents left the state for a life elsewhere.

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Topics: US News, Los Angeles, Film and TV, Celebrity