Jupiter Island, Fla.: Where Tiger Prowls
The list is so New York-heavy you might think other states have dropped off the face of the earth. It also includes some towns circling San Francisco, Seattle, and, like Jupter, Palm Beach, and waterfront communities in Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey and California.
What makes these little towns so darn valueable? Proximity to natural beauty, first-class golf courses, and here's a shocker: other wealthy people. These towns are low on population but high on home value. And they also have something else everyone seems to want more of: beachfront. According to BusinessWeek, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates per capita income
Property values, in fact, should be inching upwards now that Celine Dion and Tiger Woods have completed their mega-estates. Dion's land, notable for its massive personal aquatic complex, jumped in value from $10.77 million to $16.86 million. The assessment for Woods's property -- which now features a practice golf course, an oxygen therapy room and its own series of pools -- popped from $29.5 million to $35.2 million.
Woods's outdoor exercise and training facility has a monster 100-foot-long swimming pool, separate 60-foot diving pool, and of course, the spa. The separate swimming pools alone run 160 feet, or the entire width of the house. There is a full tennis/basketball court plus training track facility to the Aqua Complex, and of course Tiger's personal golf course. And we haven't yet even talked about the inside workout facilities.
Word from residents is that Tiger is seldom, if ever, seenout and about, not in the Gardens Mall or even at the Bears Club. Guess he's just created a home too glorious to leave, working on his game 24/7.
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