Saints Coach Sean Payton Moves to Texas

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sean paytonSean Payton, the coach of the New Orleans Saints, is not leaving to join the Dallas Cowboys, but he is moving his family from New Orleans to the Dallas enclave of Vaquero, Tex., according to the Times-Picayune.

Sean Payton apparently is leasing the home of former Texas Ranger Mark Teixeira in the affluent suburb of Vaquero, west of Dallas and north of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Teixeira's home is listed for $4,550,000, is 8,554 square feet, and has been on the market since 2008; he bought it in 2005 for $4 million.

Word is that Sean and his wife, Beth, ultimately plan to build or buy a home in the area, which he came to know and really like when he was the Cowboys' assistant coach under Bill Parcells a few years ago.

To commute to work, Payton plans to fly private, and estimates that commute time as 90 minutes door to door from his office at the Saints complex in NOLA to the family's new home.
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Apparently this is the deal Payton wanted all along, but the Saints owner, Tom Benson, insisted on the entire Payton family living in New Orleans.

The Paytons also have a second home on the Gulf Coast in Watercolor, Florida, one of my very favorite second home haunts. They moved in on Memorial Day in 2009, and let Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo spend time there when he was dating Jessica Simpson back in 2009.

I swear, Vaquero needs a motto: Home of the Sports Superstars. There's Josh Hamilton, Chuck Greenberg, Mark Teixeira, potential Warren Buffett successor Matthew Rose, and at least half a dozen (give or take) assorted Jonai, though K2 just sold his Vaquero home for $2 million.

Or maybe this motto: Too Much Testosterone. Forbes recently listed Vaquero as the most affluent neighborhood in the entire country!

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Want the latest chatter on Sean Payton's move? Check out this story at Fanhouse.com.

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