Businesses and families, even individuals have been fleeing California in droves.

It makes big news when a major company or entertainer flees Hollywood.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has moved his family to a wonderful spot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

He wondered out loud why they didn’t do it sooner.

California is his home state. He grew up in San Jose.

It's not always easy to leave the place where you grew up.

He's now 65 years old, so he's been there a while.

His real name is Frank Feranna Jr.

He said that he and his family love the great outdoors in Wyoming but have also helped bring a bit of California culture with them to their new home.

They are not new to Jackson. Sixx and his wife (Courtney, 38) both serve on the board of the Jackson Hole International Film Festival.

“We love the idea of bringing arts and culture to Jackson,” he told People magazine. “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.”

He went on to praise life in Wyoming.

“It just really clears our head and allows us to reset,” he continued. “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.”

And it’s very social here, so it’s fantastic for us,” the bass player added. “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.”


He said that Wyoming was far enough away from California, but just close enough if he had to go back for business reasons.

“I felt like my journey took me back to a place where I can go fishing and see the mountains,” he explained. “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.” (People magazine.).

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