• Jeter House Hunting?

    Posted by on January 21st, 2006 · Comments (6)

    From the CT Post:

    Point Lookout resident Leslie Lang never gave much thought to rooting for the New York Yankees.

    After all, her brothers are diehard fans of the Yanks’ archrival, the Boston Red Sox.

    But the persistent, albeit likely unfounded, local rumors that Derek Jeter, the Bronx Bombers’ captain and star shortstop, is looking to buy a home in Lang’s neighborhood has her reconsidering her attitude toward the Yankees.

    “We are all kind of hoping that he will move here,” Lang said. “But if there is a secret deal, I don’t know about it.”

    Indeed, residents in the city’s shoreline neighborhoods were experiencing a sort of Jeter-mania late this week, as word spread that the popular Yankee may have scoped out waterfront homes in Woodmont and Point Lookout, which offer some of the city’s best Long Island Sound views.

    Even if it’s only hearsay, many residents Friday were having fun with the idea of Milford competing with Gold Coast towns like Greenwich and Westport in attracting celebrity home buyers. “We would welcome Derek Jeter to the neighborhood,” said Point Lookout resident Pamela Staneski, a Board of Education member. “We would accept him like everybody else.”

    A representative for Jeter’s agent, Casey Close, said Friday the rumor was false, but declined further comment. A Yankees’ spokeswoman also declined comment.

    I know Jeter has a house in Florida (next door to Gerald Williams). And, someone I work with once told me he was buidling a house in New Jersey near them – with one next to it for his parents and sister. It must be nice to have a place to flop in just about every state.

    Comments on Jeter House Hunting?

    1. Rich
      January 21st, 2006 | 4:07 pm

      Hah. I live in Milford. Dan Patrick lives there. He came to our high school (so did Jeter). Jeter was there just last year or the year before (I had already graduated). Maybe some of you guys heard about it.

    2. Jen
      January 21st, 2006 | 10:33 pm

      The place he bought in Jersey is on Greenwood Lake. It was the childhood home of his grandfather.


    3. Jen
      January 21st, 2006 | 10:49 pm

      Actually, looks like that place in on the NY side of Greenwood Lake.

    4. January 22nd, 2006 | 9:03 am

      He used to have (and may still have) an apartment on 86th street on the east side where he stayed during homestands. My brother and sister-in-law, who live in that area, have seen him around the neighborhood more than once. And you mention his buddy Gerald Williams – once my brother saw Jeter and Williams having dinner together after a Yankees-Atlanta game (when Williams was with Atlanta).

      Anyhow, why not? If I was pulling $20M a year, I would definitely spend a bunch of it on real estate. For me, a pied-a-terre in New York, and one in London, and …

    5. Jen
      January 22nd, 2006 | 12:57 pm

      Carla, he doesn’t have the 86th St. place anymore. He bought an apartment in Trump World Tower a couple years ago, which is near the UN building.

    6. JR
      October 5th, 2007 | 12:10 am

      I heard he owns a house in Watchung NJ and West Point Island in Lavalett NJ Shore.Meaning Derek Jeter

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