Nikki Sixx, the rock bassist of Mötley Crüe, left California with his family in 2020 and settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, finding peace and happiness in the mountains.
They enjoy outdoor activities and are involved in philanthropy, serving as board members of the Jackson Hole International Film Festival.
Sixx explained that the move was prompted by the desire for a better place to raise their daughter, and the idea took root during the COVID pandemic. (Trending: Democrat Found Guilty In Corruption Trial)
The departure from California reflects a larger trend of people leaving the state due to high living costs, crime, homelessness, and failing schools, with many choosing to relocate to states like Texas, Florida, and Arizona.
“It just really clears our head and allows us to reset. We spend a lot of time outside. I mean, the whole point of being here is to really be outside whether you’re into skiing or fishing or hiking or being up on the lakes or snowmobiling,” Sixx said.
“And it’s very social here, so it’s fantastic for us.”
“I wake up and I’m like, ‘I can’t think of a place I’d rather be.’ And to be able to still be creative at 65 and have a wonderful family and be surrounded by good friends. I’m very grateful.”
“We love the idea of bringing arts and culture to Jackson,” Sixx said.
“We’ve been talking about this for the last year and a half or so, it’s been in motion. There’s a lot of really fantastic people involved.”
“I felt like my journey took me back to a place where I can go fishing and see the mountains. And then one day, my wife was like, ‘Why are we still here in California? This is a better place to raise our daughter.’”
“We find ourselves coming down to Los Angeles to see friends. But then we are happy to go back home. And we spend 95% of our time in Wyoming. It’s home.”
“We originally started the conversation like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to get a little place where we can go during the summer and take the kids fishing?’ Or, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to go somewhere where we can go skiing together in the winter?’”
“We just kept talking about it, but it never happened. Then the pandemic hit. Like many people, we were looking around the country. It seemed like everybody was running towards these rural areas, but it’s something that’s been on our minds for a long time.”
“In all, 37,313 business establishments moved to California from 1990 through 2019, while 54,630 moved out, for a net loss of 17,317 business establishments during that 30-year period, the data shows,” the Orange County Register wrote.
“People are fleeing our state in droves. While the red states [that Democratic governor Gavin] Newsom loves to hate continue to grow in population, California’s sky-high cost of living, surging crime, homeless crisis, and failing schools aren’t a very compelling case for why people should stay here,” California GOP chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said.