Jose Reyes Leaving His Long Island Life Behind (Photos)

Jose Reyes Manhasset, NYEarlier this week, shortstop Jose Reyes agreed to a six-year/$106 million contract with the newly named Miami Marlins. After spending the last nine seasons with the New York Mets, the four-time All-Star elected to follow the path of numerous other New York area residents, by packing up the car and taking his talents to South Beach, or at least the broader South Florida region.  Reyes joins an I-95 migration that has been underway for decades.

During Reyes' first press conference as a Marlin, the 28-year-old announced that his family will most likely be relocating to the South Florida area on a full-time basis. This means the year-round North Shore of Long Island (NY) resident will almost certainly be leaving his present New York based life behind.

Reyes currently resides in the 24 hour gated community of Stone Hill, located off Shelter Rock Road in the Nassau County hamlet of Manhasset. Reyes' neighborhood is situated 13 miles east of Queens' Citi Field.   

The 5,181 square foot home sits on a 0.74 acre property, one mile north of the Long Island Expressway. Take a look at aerial photos of the structure (house in the middle of the photo) and land parcel, which sits immediately adjacent to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock church.

Reyes moved into the home in 2007, shortly after signing what turned out to be a five-year/$33.75 million contract with the Mets.

Other sports connected residents of Manhasset include former NFL QB/current broadcaster Boomer Esiason, legendary New York radio personality Mike Francesa and Knicks/ESPN & ABC basketball announcer Mike Breen.

Jim Brown, arguably the greatest player in NFL history, spent much of his youth in Manhasset, before attending college at Syracuse.