The Dawson's Creek alum made the announce on his Instagram page. Actor James Van Der Beek, known for his breakout role as Dawson Leery on the WB's "Dawson's Creek" and in "Varsity Blues." Actor James Van Der Beek has decided to leave the streets of L.A. for greener pastures in central Texas. Van Der Beek made the announcement on his Instagram page that him and his family were picking up and moving to somewhere outside of Austin.

James Van Der Beek posted a few photos to his Instagram while his wife Kimberly Van Der Beek documented their move on her Instagram Page. Kimberly also explained her reasoning for moving the family halfway across the country on an episode of her podcast "The Make Down," according to US Weekly:

“I think we’re in a time right now where people are wanting to ground themselves a little bit more into nature. And L.A. has been a magical place for many years for me. So much life has been lived here. I’m going to go through a process to leave. I mean, I birthed three kids in the home I’m living in. But you know, I gotta get out of the concrete jungle for a little bit.”

The family are stretching out their roadtrip to Austin over 10 days so they don't feel pressured to get to the Live Music Capital in a hurry. With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over, many Americans are moving from the east and west coasts to less populated areas of the country. What better time than a pandemic to find a place that can bring you more inner peace? And what better place than Texas!

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