Derek Jeter’s Kalamazoo Childhood Home Sells For $290K Days After Being Listed

The childhood home of Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was recently sold. According to Realtor, the Kalamazoo residence is pending a sale for $290,900 just five days after being placed on the market.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Baseball Hall of famer Derek Jeter smiles as he is honored by the New York Yankees before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 09, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The home, located at 2415 Cumberland Street was significant in Jeter’s life. He practiced throwing balls up against the side of the home and developed his clutch swing in his family’s one-car garage. It was the space that Jeter began to grow as an athlete and he would leave this home in 1992 when he was drafted to the Yankees. 


Jeter, who is worth a reported $200 million, was a shortstop for the Yankees for 20 years. Following his retirement in 2014, he became a owned a minority stake in the Miami Marlins. He sold his shares in 2022 for $44.8 million and in 2020 was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Jeter’s childhood home has changed homes several times during his career as a shortstop. While it is unclear when Jeter and his family sold the home, the New York Post reported that the home sold in 2001 for an estimated $110,000. Eleven years later, the home was sold again for $140,000 

Built in 1966, the home is 2100 square feet and includes five bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Featuring a spacious layout plan, the new homeowners will find it easy to move from the open-concept living room and dining area adjacent to the kitchen. Throughout the home, there are bright accent walls in areas such as the deep blue breakfast nook and a yellow bathroom — recent upgrades of the home new gutters and siding. Outside is an attached garage, patio and deck. 

In addition to being Jeter’s childhood home, the home comes with another perquisite: residents are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship program. The program supports Kalamazoo Public School graduates with tuition assistance for post-secondary education. 

Offloading A Castle 

Jeter recently sold Tiedmann Castle in upstate New York for $6.3 million. Located in Greenwood, the property was Jeter’s maternal grandfather’s childhood home. His grandfather, William “Sonny” Connors lived on the estate until he died in 1999.  Jeter purchased the property in 2003 for $425,000. The following year, Jeter purchased an adjacent property for $1.2 million. After restoring and expanding the property, Jeter decided to sell in 2018 for $14.75 million. However, it was not as easy a sale as his childhood home. After several attempts, Jeter placed the house on an auction and it eventually sold in early June.

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