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NFL wide receiver spends $539K on new Winter Garden home

A rendering of the Glenwood-model home under construction now in Winter Garden, recently bought by NFL player Sammy Watkins.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Fort Myers native Sammy Watkins spent $539,700 last week for a new five-bedroom home under construction in Winter Garden.

Samuel B. Watkins IV closed the purchase on Dec. 23 from M/I Homes of Orlando, with the deed recorded Friday afternoon in Orange County.


Located in the 15000 block of Lake Claire Overlook Drive in the new Hickory Hammock community, the 3,843-square-foot, two-story home will include five bedrooms, four baths, and a three-car garage.

Sammy Watkins, wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills

M/I Homes estimates on its website that the Glenwood-model home will be completed in April 2017. It is within walking distance of Johns Lake, and the Stoneybrook West Golf Club.


Watkins sourced a loan of $417,000 from M/I Financial LLC out of Columbus, Ohio, to help finance the purchase.

A first round draft pick of Buffalo in the 2014 NFL Draft, Watkins attended Clemson University for two years, and is a graduate of South Fort Myers High School.

In May 2014, Watkins helped his parents Samuel B. Watkins III and Sonya Cobb purchase a four-bedroom home for $273,000 in the Sawgrass Plantation community, southwest of Orlando International Airport.

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