Sunny, warm Florida offers a little something for everybody. Attracting more than 100 million visitors every year, the Sunshine State boasts soothing relaxation, roaring nightlife, and golden tans all in the same package — no wonder so many people are desperate to stake their claim through south Florida realtors! Whether you’re looking for mansions for sale in Fort Lauderdale or oceanfront condos in Miami, you’re sure to find exactly what you want.
In fact, if your eye is truly set on mansions for sale in Fort Lauderdale, a new one has come available: former NFL superstar athlete Vontae Davis is selling his waterfront property for $1.245 million. The ex-Buffalo Bills cornerback retired suddenly in September 2018 after an in-game epiphany led him to leave football behind. He and his wife, Megan Harpe, are letting their home of eight years go as well.
The privacy of the gated community Stonebrook Estates was ideal in the beginning, offering the excitement of nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but the couple has recently decided to focus on a new business venture: the opening of a wellness center and spa in the Miami Design District. The center, called VZONE, will offer restorative treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapies where clients can “zen out while breathing pure oxygen.”
Apparently, it’s common for retired athletes to make south Florida their home. The state has 4.9 times the number of pro athletes than the national average.
“They get drawn to Florida between the golf, no state income taxes and the weather,” plus the easy access to bustling downtown Miami,” said Ben Moss, a listing agent on the Davis property. “They have a lot of money and a lot of time.”
Even when retired, professional athletes love the balance of year-round vacation weather (which offers them constant access to outdoor training facilities), the culture of bustling cities, and the privacy that only those who make millions of dollars every year can afford. And Florida is lush with exactly that, hence why stars like Lebron James, Michael Jordan, and sisters Venus and Serena Williams own homes (or undeveloped plots of land) in the warm and sunny state.