Where Does Shaq Live? Inside Shaquille O'Neal's Home

Where Does Shaq Live? Inside Shaquille O’Neal’s Home

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Hardly many NBA players continue to accumulate fortune after they leave the league. In reality, most lose their million-dollar basketball contracts and go bankrupt. Shaq is different. O’Neal had numerous profitable investments after his playing career was done, which increased his net worth. But where does Shaq live?

The four-time NBA champion resides in a mega-mansion ideal for someone of his stature and fame. The 31,000 square foot property in Florida’s prestigious Isleworth Golf & Country Club has a car showroom for the owner’s collection of high-end vehicles, a 95-foot pool, 12 bedrooms, an indoor basketball court, and 700 square feet of lake frontage.

Keep reading to see Shaquille’s home photos and learn more about his real estate investments.

Who is Shaq?

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, born March 6, 1972, was a global superstar in the NBA when he was active. He accomplished a lot during his career, whether winning NBA titles, receiving personal honors, or getting paid handsomely to play for several teams.

Shaquille O'Neal

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The four-time NBA champion also makes a consistent living as an analyst for “NBA on TNT.” Considering all the abovementioned factors, Shaq may live a luxurious lifestyle despite having retired from the NBA for ten years.

Texas is not new to O’Neal. He played basketball at Cole High School throughout a portion of his formative years in San Antonio. The legendary Lakers player still cherishes his hometown. He revealed in April that he intended to expand Shaq’s Big Chicken to San Antonio and other Texas cities.

Where Does Shaq Live?

With a net worth of $400 million, Shaquille O’Neal can easily afford a lavish lifestyle despite being retired from the NBA for a decade. He currently moves between three cities: Dallas, Florida, and Miami.

He has managed to buy houses in the three cities. Here are some of the homes he has or still owns.

1. Dallas

Photos of the Four-time NBA champion and businessman Shaquille O'Neal's new home in Texas. 

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A few months after selling his property in Orlando, Florida, the NBA legend bought a mansion in the Dallas suburbs with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The Carrollton residence’s ultimate asking price was $1.224 million. However, it seems that O’Neal must have paid significantly more than the asking amount.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The manor’s 5,200 square foot footprint is covered in stone quoins and features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two powder rooms.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Four fluted stone columns are designed to flank the front door, and two more Corinthian columns to separate the foyer from the main dining room.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The home’s features cover more than 5,200 square feet and include a library with a striking tier ceiling, a wall of built-in shelves, and a fireplace.

With soaring ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a wall of windows facing out over the pool, the kitchen and breakfast area have a seamless design in the great room.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The large room’s glossy wood panelling and beige marble floors make for a beautiful library/office.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The house has a modern fireplace and light-filled walls of windows that look out onto the backyard.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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The four bedrooms have a private bathroom, and a small home theatre with leather cinema chairs is found upstairs.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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A three-car garage, a beautiful gated motor court, and two storage attics are some of the home’s additional features.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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An awning-covered patio in the yard provides shade and a view of a swimming pool like a lagoon, complete with a stone fountain beach entry and a traditional spill-over spa.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's home in Texas. 

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2. Florida

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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Shaquille O’Neal’s estate in Windermere, Florida, is located near Orlando and is appropriately large, given his fame and wealth.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The lavish residence is located in the exclusive, guard-gated Mulholland Estates, surrounded by breathtaking views.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The large estate exudes a resort-style atmosphere and provides a striking first impression with a two-story entrance hall decorated with marble floors and opulent arches.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The lounge areas range from formal and exquisite entertaining to cozy rooms for TV marathons and sofa surfing.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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Additionally, dining areas come in various designs, from sleek, modern, and clean to those with mural-covered walls and stenciled ceilings.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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A 7ft 1in megastar would need the space the super-prime master bedroom provides. It has a private lounge, a kitchenette, large walk-in closets, a spa-like bathroom, and dual vanity.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The modern and comfortable guest bedrooms have trendy accents like fluted velvet headboards. Beautiful welcome areas adorned with eye-catching works of art greet you as you make your way effortlessly through the house.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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There is also a state-of-the-art home theater and games area to keep everyone entertained on Sunday Fun Day.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The outdoor area is also an entertainer’s haven, complete with a basketball court, pool, waterfall, Jacuzzi, pavilion, BBQ, fire pit, and patio area for unwinding while taking in the views of the city lights.

Second House

The huge mansion, complete with numerous Shaq-designed features, is currently on the market for an eye-popping $16.5 million. Compared to the previous asking prices of $22 million in 2018 and $19.5 million in 2020, that is a significant saving.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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Shaq’s pad spans 31,000 square feet across three acres and features 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 700 square feet of lake beachfront. It is situated on Isleworth, a renowned and unquestionably exorbitant private golf club neighborhood.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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A twin butterfly staircase leading to a second-floor catwalk is located in the lobby. The half-circles of black paint and the gleaming hardwood flooring resemble a basketball court.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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Although Shaq has many monikers, “Big Diesel” must be one of his favorites. On the Animal Planet episode “Tanked,” the Hall of Fame basketball player had an aquarium installed in the cab of a truck.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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The decorated aquarium is housed inside the exterior of a real truck, complete with a functioning bumper, headlights, and even a real semi-truck horn. It has the Superman symbol in front of a slowly rotating metal fan stuffed with predator fish.

Shaquille O'Neal's home in Florida 

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Look at Shaq’s eel and its den more closely. These specialized aquariums must have cost a fortune. It weighs 8,000 pounds when full and can contain 800 gallons of water. This tank only has one eel. It once also contained a grouper fish.

3. Miami

Shaquille O'Neals Star Island Estate

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Star Island is the location of one of his homes. It is an artificial, oval-shaped island in Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA, between Miami and Miami Beach.

Shaquille O'Neals Star Island Estate

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Shaq’s home is lavish like other celebrity homes.

Shaquille O'Neals Star Island Estate

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This massive fantasy home was constructed in 1992 by Rony Seikaly. It boasts eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, big open living areas, a beautiful gym, an indoor racquetball court, a steam room, a tennis court, and a swim-up bar are all features of this waterfront estate.

Shaquille O'Neals Star Island Estate

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The exterior (2.5 acres of property) also features a dock, a tennis court, a two-bedroom guest house, and an exquisite pool with the Superman emblem. Currently, the mansion is listed for sale for $22,5 Million.

Conclusion

For those of you who are not basketball fans, Shaquille O’Neal, or “Shaq,” is a famous and very good American basketball player (he has won four NBA championships so far), but also an actor and a rapper. He made a lot of money playing basketball, so he invested it like everyone else. One aspect of these investments is real estate.

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