Superstar Athletes across the country in all sports are known for buying homes in Arizona after they retire. Why is that? There are many reasons that Arizona is one of the best states to buy a home and retire. Arizona is not only a non-overpopulated state, but it also has cheap ways of living even in the upper class suburbs of the newer neighborhoods. Even rookie athletes have bought homes here and now live in Arizona.
Devin Booker is a guard who plays for the Phoenix Suns and who is one of the leading rookies of the past two seasons since he has been drafted by the Suns. Booker, who just won the 3-point contest at the All-Star game this past weekend is only 21 years of age and playing in the NBA. He just bought a home in Paradise Valley for 3.25 million this past year. The home was originally delisted when it was at $3.475 million, but Booker paid only $3.25 million for it in a market where that kind of home would have gone for higher if it were elsewhere than Arizona.
Larry Fitzgerald is an 11 times pro bowl wide receiver who plays for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. Larry, who just signed onto the Arizona Cardinals for yet another season this past week, has enjoyed playing for Arizona since getting drafted in 2004. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoys every minute of it. His lavish home that he bought, was bought for such a low price that he added a basketball court and a batting cage. This past season, when the Arizona Cardinals picked up another superstar athlete and running back, Adrian Peterson Larry offered for Adrian to stay at his guest house in the back of his home. His current home is located in Scottsdale and has been the home of the All-American Honors for 12 years.
Danica Patrick who is the superstar NASCAR race car driver and star of Go Daddy’s advertising has a 7,531-square-foot mansion near Taliesin West in North Scottsdale. The home and land is worth $1.9 million for the estate and has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a wine cellar, gym, and even a 7 car garage. The world-famous race car driver loves living in Arizona as Scottsdale is one of Patrick’s hometowns growing up.
These superstar athletes above are just the very few who have bought & sold homes in Arizona. The areas of locations that superstar athletes and celebrities range from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, West Phoenix, East Phoenix and even Central Phoenix. Celebrities and athletes from all sports have bought houses in Arizona and many still live here. Such superstar athletes and celebrities as; Charles Barkley (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers & Phoenix Suns), the late Muhammad Ali (Heavy Weight Boxing Champion), Kurt Warner (NFL, St. Louis Rams & Arizona Cardinals), Mike Tyson (Undisputed Heavy Weight Boxing Champion), Donovan McNabb (NFL, Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Redskins), Steve Nash (NBA, Dallas Mavericks & Phoenix Suns) and Randy Johnson (MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks) just to name a few more.