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Home Run Living: Phoenix and Scottsdale, the Top Picks for Professional Athletes

  • Susan Solliday
  • 12/19/23

In recent years, Phoenix and Scottsdale have emerged as sought-after destinations for professional athletes looking to make a home run investment in the real estate game. The allure of these Arizona cities goes beyond the sunny weather and picturesque landscapes; it's the perfect blend of luxury living, privacy, and a thriving sports community that's capturing the attention of sports stars from various fields. 

Phoenix and Scottsdale: The Ultimate Playgrounds for Athletes

With a reputation for being sports-friendly cities, Phoenix and Scottsdale offer a unique lifestyle that caters to the preferences of professional athletes. The cities boast world-class golf courses, upscale amenities, and a climate that is perfect for year-round training and outdoor activities. The proximity to state-of-the-art training facilities, top-notch healthcare, and a variety of recreational options make these Arizona gems an attractive choice for those seeking an ideal balance between work and play. Former athletes Charles Barkley and Steve Nash have bought and sold homes here. In October 2023, Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Addison Reed and his wife, Cady, paid 7 million in cash for a home on the Scottsdale side of Arcadia.

Renowned NASCAR race car driver, Danica Patrick, calls a sprawling 7,531-square-foot mansion near Taliesin West in North Scottsdale her home. Valued at $1.9 million, this impressive estate boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a wine cellar, a gym, and a spacious seven-car garage. Having deep roots in Scottsdale, one of her hometowns during her formative years, Patrick expresses her affection for Arizona living, making the grand residence a fitting abode for the world-famous race car driver.

David Walling's All-Cash Play in Silverleaf

One standout example of the trend is the recent real estate move made by David Walling. The former New York Yankees pitcher, known for his stellar career and first-round draft pick status in 1999, made headlines with his purchase of an impressive 8,274-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Silverleaf community for 12.7 million in December 2023. What's even more impressive? Walling reportedly paid for the property in full, demonstrating the allure and confidence athletes have in the Phoenix and Scottsdale real estate market.

Silverleaf: Where Luxury Meets Privacy

The Silverleaf community, nestled in the north of Scottsdale, has become a haven for the rich and famous, including several professional athletes. The community offers a blend of opulent residences, world-class amenities, and a serene desert landscape. With spacious properties and an emphasis on privacy, it's no wonder Silverleaf has become a top choice for those in the spotlight.

Why Phoenix and Scottsdale?

Apart from the stunning landscapes and luxurious homes, the tax-friendly environment of Arizona is a significant draw for professional athletes. The state's relatively low-income tax rates make it an attractive option for those looking to maximize their earnings and investments.

Phoenix and Scottsdale's growing reputation as prime destinations for professional athletes to call home is no accident. The combination of sports-friendly communities, luxurious living, and the Silverleaf allure has turned the spotlight on Arizona. With athletes like David Walling making substantial investments in the area, it seems the trend is only set to continue, cementing Phoenix and Scottsdale as home run choices for those looking to score big in real estate.

For more information on navigating the Arizona Real Estate Market, contact Luxe Client Group. We're here to help you find your ideal home in this desert paradise in 2024!

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