Scott Baio bought a home in Bradenton under his wife’s name, Renee Peaches Baio, according to Manatee County property records. It’s a 1,819-square-foot condominium located in the gated community Vizcaya near the famed sports training facility IMG Academy.
Vizcaya contains 256 units “constructed between the mid- and late 1980s,” according to Sarasota Bay Real Estate. “Each building has been inspired by the captivating Spanish architecture of the Mediterranean,” states the Vizcaya website. “With four lakes on property, along with beautifully landscaped grounds filled with tropical palms and majestic oaks, Vizcaya truly is a wonderful place to call home.”
Vizcaya promotes its proximity to downtown Sarasota and downtown Bradenton, St. Armands Circle, “and the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.” It notes that “shopping, dining, banking, professional and community theaters, education centers, art centers, golf, museums, and medical facilities are only minutes away.”
Baio paid $390,000 for the condo in August 2022.
Scott Baio makes headlines by leaving California for Florida
On April 20, the 62-year-old retired actor posted a photo of himself and wife, Renee, at the beach on Twitter with the caption “Living our best life in Florida” and it received 180,000 views. Earlier this month, though, his tweet about leaving California for Florida received 1.3 million views and prompted stories by various media outlets including Fox News, CNN and our sister publication, USA TODAY.
Jerry Springer — the famed daytime talk show host, who died last month — was a longtime resident of Sarasota. He lived on Bird Key where Johnson has a home and where celebrated author John Jakes (“North and South”) resided before passing away earlier this year.