After months of courting then buying the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter has finally found a home in Miami.
Public records show Jeter, 43, the retired New York Yankees superstar slugger, moved into a 19th-floor apartment in the brand new Grove at Grand Bay, a two-tower complex in Coconut Grove with views of Dinner Key on one side and downtown Miami on the other.
A well-placed source in the north building, 2669 South Bayshore Dr., confirmed Jeter moved in November 1 and is currently renting the crib.
“My understanding is that he is renting with an option to buy,” the source said. “We see him in here pretty often with [wife] Hannah. I don’t think he’s decided yet if he’s buying.”
Indeed, Jeter’s 5,200-square-foot palace in the sky, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, is still listed for sale for $6.5 million, according to MLS listings. It’s been on the market for nearly 10 months.
The condo has 12-foot ceilings and 12-foot-wide balconies with an outdoor kitchen and a maid’s quarters. Amenities include an in-house chef, rooftop terrace and even a spa for pets.
Jeter is the first occupant of that particular unit.
Jeter maintains his official residence in a 32,000-square-foot English-style waterfront manor in Tampa’s Davis Islands.