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Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities
Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities

Professional athletes gravitate to newer properties that have home theaters and are located in guard-gated communities, real estate brokers who cater to sports figures say. Sports-related amenities such as basketball and tennis courts not so much. "Most athletes, particularly basketball players, like to live near workout facilities rather than work out at their homes," said Re/Max Olson & Associates broker Jordan Cohen, who has sold and bought homes for some of L.A.'s biggest sports figures over the last three decades. "They like to be at the gym, training with other guys, and then they like to leave it all there and come home." Close proximity to Toyota...

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