Celebrities with Waterfront Homes in Florida

Why do celebrities come to live in Florida? Of course, many know the answer. They come to enjoy the weather, the beaches, the golf courses, and the most-often-mentioned income-tax-free life.

Celebrities love waterfront homes, as these homes evoke the feeling of living in a magnificent resort while basking in the privacy of one’s own abode. Water views all-around and private access to boats add to the magnificence.

It’s no wonder that a big percentage of multimillion-dollar homes in Florida are waterfront homes. In the Tampa Bay region, many of the most expensive homes are on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, on the Intracoastal Waterway, on Tampa Bay, on Hillsborough Bay and other large water features.

Here’s a list of celebrities with waterfront homes in Florida:

1.  Dwyane Wade

Water: Biscayne Bay

Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade lives in his $10.6-million Miami Beach home on the Biscayne Bay. It thas more than 13,000 sq ft of living space

2.  Ray Allen

Water: Biscayne Bay

Former Miami Heat and Boston Celtics player Ray Allen lives in his $11-million 10-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom on Tahiti Beach Island Road in Coral Gables. The 11,533-square-foot home on a 37,374-square-foot lot has a private beach.

3.  Chris Bosh

Water: Biscayne Bay

Miami Heat player Chris Bosh lives in his $12.5-million two-story home on North Bay Road in Miami Beach. The 7-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom home sits on a 24,000-sq-ft lot on Biscayne Bay.

4.  Luol Deng

Water: Biscayne Bay

Miami Heat player and former Chicago Bulls player Luol Deng lives in his $4.6-million 5-bedroom 4-bathroom home on North Bayshore Drive in Morningside. Built in 1928 and once owned by the owners of the popular old-world Miami restaurant La Paloma, it is often described as a historic house.

6. Tiger Woods

Water: Intracoastal Waterway/Indian River and Atlantic Ocean

World-famous golfer Tiger Woods lives in a $60-million mansion on South Beach Road, Hobe Sound on Jupiter Island. It has a four-green golf course, large pools and a tennis/basketball court.

7. Derek Jeter

Water: Hillsborough Bay

Former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter owns a $14-million 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom two-story mansion on Davis Islands in Tampa. Stretched across three lots, the house is considered the biggest house in Hillsborough County. The 32,700 sq ft home, on 1.26 acres on Hillsborough Bay, has boat docks for 5 boats.

8. Rory McIlroy

Water: Intracoastal Waterway

Four-time major champion golfer Rory McIlroy lives in a $9.5-million 6-bedroom 9-bathroom house on Old Gate Lane in Palm Beach Gardens. It is near Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear’s Club Golf Course in Jupiter.

9.  Goran Dragic

Water: Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic purchased in early 2016 a seven-bedroom 6,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion on Sabal Palm Road in a gated community in Miami. Sitting on a 23,000-square-foot lot, it has a 120-foot private waterfront and has magnificent views of the city, the bay and the sunrise.