South Florida is home to a number of celebrities and sports stars, attracted by the warm climate, beautiful beaches and endless list of luxury real estate. Players like Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat are more likely to live in the area, but there are many sports stars who you would not expect to have residences in South Florida that choose to live here in the off season. With that in mind, here are some examples of sports stars that have off-season or retirement residences in South Florida.
Since his retirement, Yankees star Derek Jeter has stepped out of the batting box and retreated to his 32,700 square foot square home in Tampa, Florida. The home comes complete with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, two 3-car garages, and boat docks for 5 boats. The house is reported to have cost Jeter between $6.2M to $7.3M and also includes an entertainment room, a pool with a hot tub, and a memorabilia room.
One of tennis star Maria Sharapova’s many properties is her vacation home located in Longboat Key, Florida. According to Celebrity Detective, Sharapova bought the house before her 20th birthday for a cool $2.6 million. The house is located in an upscale neighborhood and built in a Mediterranean style, with four bedrooms, a fitness room, an elevator, a three-car garage, and swimming pool. Sharapova uses the property on her rare downtime from playing tennis to relax and recharge, as the property has boat docks that are set right off the Gulf of Mexico.
While many sports stars don’t release the fact that they have vacation homes in South Florida, it is a gorgeous destination for luxury real estate which is why many sports stars and celebrities call the location their home.