Jupiter (FL) Offers An Amazing Collection Of Athletic Real Estate (Photos)

Jupiter (FL) Offers An Amazing Collection Of Athletic Real EstateDuring the past several seasons, a trip to St. Louis Cardinals spring training has involved the presence of arguably the greatest player and manager of this generation of Major League Baseball (Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa). This Grapefruit League season, a visit to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida has a significantly different feel, as the defending World Series champs are getting ready to begin a new era of baseball, void of the iconic franchise's two most recent cornerstones.

While the Cards roster maybe lacking in current star power, the area surrounding the spring training venue shared by St. Louis and the revamped Miami Marlins, offers perhaps the greatest collection of residences owned by some of the most prominent figures in the world of sports.

Are there two more famous names in sports than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan? Amazingly, both of these men live or will soon live within a short drive of the Roger Dean complex.

After his well publicized divorce from wife Elin, Woods moved from his Windermere, Florida home, to a $54.5 million palace on Jupiter Island, nestled between Jupiter Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

Here is a detailed look at the 10-acre, five building pad, situated seven miles east of Roger Dean Stadium.

Jordan is in the midst of building a 37,000-square-foot abode, on the grounds of The Bear's Club, a private, luxury golf facility, designed by the great Jack Nicklaus. The Bear's Club sits immediately adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa.

Here is an aerial photo of the soon-to-be completed property, located only three miles east of the spring training setting.

Two of the biggest names of previous generations of sports, Mike Schmidt and Joe Namath, also call the city of Jupiter home.

Schmidt resides on the north end of The Bear's Club, with Namath living eight miles north of the Cards and Marlins spring training home, near the Tequesta Country Club.

Take a look at aerial shots of Schmidt's and Namath's places.

Just outside the city limits of Jupiter, sits the Ballenisles Country Club, in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. This club, located six miles south of Roger Dean, is the home of a sprawling manor co-owned by Serena and Venus Williams.

These above homes represent just a sampling of the sports legends who call this area home. What a collection of talent!

As can be noted from this article, if baseball fans from Missouri sense a lack of stardom on the spring training field, all they have to do is venture away from Roger Dean Stadium to potentially mix it up with some of the biggest names in all of sports.