Danica McKellar, 46, traded the big city for rural Tennessee

Now Danica McKellar Joins California Exodus: The Wonder Years actress abandons Los Angeles after more than 40 years for a new life in rural Tennessee

  • McKellar, 46, was 12 when she found fame on ABC’s The Wonder Years
  • She was born in La Jolla, California and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven
  • The actress is now rooted in a country house about an hour outside of Nashville
  • She resides with her second husband, Scott Swislowski, son Draco, 12, from her first marriage, and mother, Mahaila.
  • McKellar says she and her husband want to switch city life to nature
  • It comes as many celebrities are moving out of California due to taxes, rising crime in major cities and the state’s notorious homeless problem.
  • Just last month, Mark Wahlberg revealed he’s leaving his longtime home in Los Angeles for tax-free Nevada in hopes of giving his kids a “better life.”

She found fame at the age of 13 as one of the stars of the sitcom The Wonder Years.

But now, after 46 years in California, Danica McKellar has replaced her home state with the quieter rural communities of Tennessee.

‘My husband and I have been wanting more nature for a long time,’ McKellar, who tied the knot with second husband Scott Swislowsky, a lawyer, in 2014, told People magazine. We were kind of prepared to not be in a city anymore.

Since her first marriage to composer Mike Verta and her mother, Mayla, she and Scott have taken root with son Draco, 12, at a country house about an hour outside of Nashville.

Big Move: Danica McKellar and her husband Scott Swislowski have replaced Los Angeles with rural Tennessee where they now own a home on several acres (pictured in 2018)

The actress, who will later appear in the movie Christmas at the Drive-In, shared with People that she’s thrilled she finally has room to roam.

“For me, frankly, it’s mostly about the backyard,” McKellar explained about the decision to buy several acres after owning a small backyard in Los Angeles.

She even installed a giant trampoline in her new home after wanting one all her life.

“I jump on that thing all the time,” she said. “We’re considering putting in a pool at some point, but I’m like, ‘Yeah, you know what?’ I really enjoy it as it is. ”

A native of California: Until last summer, McKellar lived all of her 46 years in California.  She was born in La Jolla and moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was seven years old

A native of California: Until last summer, McKellar lived all of her 46 years in California. She was born in La Jolla and moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was seven years old

Former Child Star: She found fame at the age of 13 on the sitcom The Wonder Years where she starred opposite Fred Savage.  The show ran on ABC from 1988 to 1993

Former Child Star: She found fame at the age of 13 on the sitcom The Wonder Years where she starred opposite Fred Savage. The show ran on ABC from 1988 to 1993

Another attraction of the site is the vibrant music and entertainment culture.

Memphis and Nashville are both amusement parks. They are known for their music. “Being from Los Angeles and being an artist, it’s good to have creative people.”

McKellar starred opposite Fred Savage in The Wonder Years, which ran on ABC from 1988 to 1993.

Her other on-screen credits include The West Wing along with several Hallmark and Lifetime films made for TV.

She is also proficient in mathematics and has authored six non-fiction books, all related to mathematics.

Family Oriented: McKellar is mom to son Draco, 12, from her first marriage to composer Mike Verta.  They were seen in the snaps you shared on Instagram at Halloween

Family Oriented: McKellar is mom to son Draco, 12, from her first marriage to composer Mike Verta. They were seen in the snaps you shared on Instagram at Halloween

CLOSE: Also making the move, McKellar Mahila's mother who stays with her daughters and family at home (pictured in Las Vegas in 2015)

CLOSE: Also making the move, McKellar Mahila’s mother who stays with her daughters and family at home (pictured in Las Vegas in 2015)

McKellar is the latest celebrity to walk out of California amid high taxes, rising crime in major cities and the state’s notorious homeless problem.

Just last month, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he is leaving his longtime home in Los Angeles for tax-free Nevada in hopes of giving his children a “better life.”

Wahlberg’s move to Nevada, which borders California, comes after he put his 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom mansion on the market for $87.5 million in April of this year.

Many celebrities have made their home in the state, with music artists moving there to take part in lucrative Vegas residencies, such as Celine Dion, Chris Angel, Osmonds, Imagine Dragons, and David Copperfield.

Moved in: Just last month, Mark Wahlberg revealed he's leaving his longtime Los Angeles home for tax-free Nevada in hopes of giving his kids a 'better life' (pictured in 2015)

Moved in: Just last month, Mark Wahlberg revealed he’s leaving his longtime Los Angeles home for tax-free Nevada in hopes of giving his kids a ‘better life’ (pictured in 2015)

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