Skip to comments.Glenn Beck to move to Texas; rents $20,000-a-month house
Posted on 07/01/2011 10:14:24 AM PDT by crosshairs
New Yorkers better get their heckling in fast, because Glenn Beck is headed for the Lone Star State.
The TV host and commentator recently sold his New Canaan, Conn., mansion, to Maura Abeln Smith, recently named general counsel of PepsiCo, for $3.6 million. The listing agent, Lynne Leonard, confirmed Beck was headed to Texas.
"They are going to the Dallas area," Leonard told the Daily News. "They will be renting. It's secure and gated."
Dallas-based real estate blogger Candy Evans reported that Beck is moving into the 7,900-square foot estate owned by baseball player Jorge Piedra and Swarovski heiress Vanessa Piedra. Beck has leased the home, on the market for $3.9 million, for $20,000 a month. According to Evans, the home has been on the market since 2009 and was originally listed for $5.4 million.
What I want to know is why he would leave ANY remnants of his empire in NY? Or maybe he has to wait until some leases or other legal obligations are up before he yanks everything out of that socialist cesspool.
Yep, my thoughts exactly. New York needs a full dose of their liberalism. Any right thinking business that can, should leave that stink hole,
Good for him. Conservatives should move. I don’t understand why in this connected world anyone who considers themselves a conservative would run a corporation from NY or LA. It just doesn’t make sense. You are by proxy feeding millions into the hands of liberals. You are rewarding them with your presence. Let them stand alone and experience the delight of their own policies.
Do you mean Los Angeles or Louisiana?
Galt’s Gulch must actually be in Texas.
Los Angeles of course or any West Coast liberal city.
Good for him, getting away from the violent liberal kooks. He needs this if only for the protection of his family.
What’s the message in his choice of Texas? Obviously, the state’s conservatism and the good economy are part of it. Is this also an indirect show of support for Rick Perry?
I doubt Rick Perry has anything to do with it. The business climate and safety - with safety being first - have to be the issues.
I’m not even a public person and I worry about safety in the coming years. I think what we’ve seen in Greece will continue to spread as the takers are told there is nothing more the government can give to them.
First Rush, now Glenn. NY just lost a buttload of income. Glad to hear it!
Yup, voting with his feet. Bet Texans will treat him better than the folks he’s been around in NYC and CT.
Yup. I would normally take this opportunity to put the sales pitch on good folks to move to Idaho. But being how our formerly-sane governor, Butch Otter, is now doing his best to sell as much land as he can to the Chicoms, I'm thinking I might have to move to Texas myself!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Wonder when hannity and levin will leave the NE?
Welcome back to the Lone Star State Mr. Beck.
Wherever he lives, I wish Glenn Beck the best.
I just can’t buy off on some of his beliefs, even his style bothers me from time to time, but the man is truly remarkable and this patriot has done great service for our country.
I think Levin lives in Virginia. Hannity is from Long Island so he might stay there since it's home. But I think he has mentioned buying a place in Florida (or maybe already has).
The stupid commmenors on that site must not realize what a hit NT is going to take with another big name leaving.If all he keeps there is an office then that means that all of the employees that work there ow will no longer be paying NYS or city taxes ect which will mean millions in losses.Keep laughing and celebrating dummies it will be you who have to make up the lost revenue.
I feel the exact same way and am worried about that.The day the takers find out that the gravytrain has stopped will trigger a very ugly scene.
Welcome to Texas, Glenn!
Texas, land of no income tax, a shall-issue carry law and the ability to own whatever firearms you want in whatever quantity you can afford - including full autos.
Plus, we Texans are a far friendlier lot that most folks from the northeast (trust me, I’m originally from NJ, so I know the facts), especially for someone like yourself who has conservative/libertarian views.
“You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.” - Davy Crockett.
(Not you, Crockett)
“I think Levin lives in Virginia. Hannity is from Long Island so he might stay there since it’s home. But I think he has mentioned buying a place in Florida (or maybe already has).”
I thought Mark Levin lives in Chicago. He broadcasts from an undisclosed bunker in Chicago.
He is moving to the wrong part of Texas.
Levin lives in Loudoun County VA.
Please do explain to us what you feel the “right” and “wrong” parts of Texas are.
He at times was a bit too Libertarian for my taste, but I did love his TV show when he was on the topic of American History. The things I have learned from his show and from the American History books he recommended is immeasurable. Who would have thought that I would be opening up a 2 inch thick book on George Washington and enjoy every single page, learning things never taught in school. Beck gave me a whole new appreciation for American History.
Between that and the legal right to shoot holes in anyone who comes on his property or screws with his family, and that's all the incentive you'd need.
We will! I live about 20 minutes from the neighborhood he will be moving to, Vaquero. It’s in Westlake, Texas. From what I understand he’s leasing a home there. My husband and I have friends that live there. My friend is in the process of getting details for me. We were just in Vaquero last month visiting them. I’ll be anxious to see if my friend ends up meeting Beck. My friend is a celebrity as well. I’m most definately not, lol. There is a private club in Vaquero. Maybe they’ll run into each other!
No...he lives near a golf course that overlooks the Potomac. He said so the other day.
Everytime I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks. I guess it’s boiling there now.
Thanks for the book tip
“Beck gave me a whole new appreciation for American History.”
ABSOLUTELY the same as my experience.
My first thought as well !!!
Becks last show reminded me of my favorite line from John Galt...
"Then get the hell out of my way!"
Yes it is and dry as a bone. Mr. Beck, is most welcome in Texas. Should he see any rain on the way here, I hope he brings it, too. Most of the state is desperate for rain.
“I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks.”
Glenn Beck grew up here in Washington where it has been 296 days - and counting since we last hit 80 degrees. He won’t believe you for a moment about Texas weather sucking.
Go ahead and celebrate, LIBTARDS. After Obammunism and LIEberalism takes it's toll, they'll have to change the name from NYC to "New Detroit".
Oh I know all about Washington weather - I go up there all the time. I live in Portland and it ought to hit over 80 this weekend. AT LAST! I will be at the coast. When the weather is good here it just can’t be beat.
For me it would be hard to go from lush - and wet - to dry and boiling. I wish the rats hadn’t destroyed California because there are so many great areas there.
I see that the Republican in TX-03 is 80 years old.
Everytime I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks. I guess its boiling there now.
It’s 100 in fort worth right now. it’s 98 in Minneapolis MN right now. Only difference I can see at this point is I am in the higher taxed state of the two.
Glenn, Welcome to Texas
There’s no reason for a US Citizen to live in, trade with or even visit NYC.
You should come to the Pacific Northwest for the summer - it’s wonderful! Today is an 11 on a scale of 10 - and boy do we appreciate it when it finally happens!
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