Hardcore New Yorker Howard Stern is shopping for a home in South Florida this weekend.
The satellite radio shock jock, and America’s Got Talent judge, and wife Beth Ostrosky were spotted touring giant mansions in north Palm Beach County.
And the King of All Media was overheard telling lunch companions that he wants a change because he is tired of paying New York taxes, which are among the highest in the nation.
He said he wants to take advantage of Florida’s lack of state income taxes and business friendly environment.
Several sources confirmed Stern, 59, has looked at a half dozen mansions so far.
Palm Beach? Stern doesn’t even want to look at anything on the ritzy, stuffy island!
“He’s been looking at beachfront and places alongside the Intracoastal,” one spy said, “mostly in the $15 million to $20 million range.”
Stern has been guarded about his plans during the walkthroughs.
But a diner who overheard Stern at lunch at Buenasera Ristorante Friday in Jupiter said his move is motivated by Florida’s taxation policies.
How serious is Stern about buying?
This is his second weekend searching for property in the past two weeks!
If he were to purchase a little something here, Stern would join a well-stocked stable of celebrities in the area, including golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; singers Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Olivia Newton-John; MLB pitcher Carl Pavano; movie star Burt Reynolds; NBA legend Michael Jordan, among others.
Stern owns an 8,400-square-foot apartment in Manhattan that he bought in 2008 for $15.1 million, and a 16,000-square-foot mansion in the Hamptons.