The transition for the Wahlberg family began last year when they made the decision to move to Las Vegas. Mark Wahlberg, his wife Rhea Durham, and their four children made the move to a property in Summerlin, Clark County. However, since then, they have shifted residences once more, prompting Wahlberg to share insights about this decision.
In February of last year, Wahlberg sold his 30,500-square-foot mansion in Beverly Park for a staggering $55 million, ranking it as one of the high-priced home sales in Southern California. Subsequently, the family bought a lavish villa in ‘The Summit Club,’ an upscale resort community in Summerlin, for $14.5 million. Yet, the villa was intended as a temporary abode, as they have since moved again, selling the house for over $16 million.
Wahlberg clarified the family’s intent: “The plan was always to build, not only a studio but a family home. We just moved from one house to another.”
Mark Wahlberg expressed contentment about the family’s adjustment to Las Vegas, emphasizing that all of his children, Ella, Michael, Brendan, and Grace, are “thriving” in their new environment. Although he misses the California weather, Wahlberg remarked on the positive impact on his kids: “You have Las Vegas, and people think automatically, ‘Oh, the Strip.’ But [in] Nevada, there are wonderful communities. I live in a wonderful community that’s really faith-based, great schools. There’s much more to Las Vegas than the Strip.”
Besides offering his children a fresh start, the actor also capitalized on the move to bring his popular burger restaurant chain, Wahlburgers, to the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is situated at Mandalay Bay, specifically at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.
“Las Vegas is my new home base, and I’m really invested in the community here,” Wahlberg stated. “When we found an opportunity to open a second restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, my brothers and I jumped on it.”
Elaborating on the expansion of Wahlburgers in Las Vegas, Wahlberg acknowledged the global attraction of the city and the significant role that Wahlburgers plays in visitors’ experiences. He said, “People visit Las Vegas from all over the world, and we love that Wahlburgers has been a memorable part of the Vegas experience for so many people.”