But where will LeBron lives permanently once he heads to Miami? One rumor had him making an offer on a $49.5 million waterfront estate in Coral Gables. Coral Gables is home to many athletes but a 20,000 square-foot house would actually be a step down for James who has a 35,000 square foot palace in Akron, Ohio. Will that home hit the market? It seems unlikely. The home was built to his specifications and he'd be hard-pressed to get any decent return on his substantial investment. He also has deep ties to the community.
Another potential neighborhood for LeBron James could be Star Island, the former home of Shaquille O'Neal. But LeBron James might want to wait before putting down real estate roots. Some of the athletes we've seen try to sell their home in Florida have had a rough time including Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade who struggled to unload his Pinecrest home.
The Huffington Post has a list of ten Miami mansions for LeBron James to consider including the incredible Setai penthouse we recently had as an estate of the day.