JUPITER ISLAND, Fla. -- Even with four state-of-the-art practice greens a chip away from the second floor studio of his now completed $50 million Jupiter Island, Fla. singles pad, Tiger Woods has continued to tinker with his stroke near his home at the Isleworth Country Club outside Orlando.
No official timeline has been set for when the moving vans will travel to the new digs. But between the Masters next month and the U.S. Open in mid-June, Woods will likely move his home training grounds to the southern end of Jupiter Island.
How much of a welcome wagon he gets remains unknown.
During a break in preparations for this weekend's World Golf Championships at Doral, Woods said he's yet to get a reaction from his future neighbors about the backyard amenities.
"I haven't heard from the neighbors, but my staff is there every day tearing up the place," he said.
Meanwhile, Jupiter Island residents remain tight-lipped about their new neighbor, a reaction one normally encounters when asking residents of the uber-wealthy community about anyone who lives in their community of under 700.
And if you ask those who will loosely be able to call him a neighbor, the arrival of the international golf superstar, yet troubled, celebrity, is not a big deal.
Yes, some of the Woods' mystique has faded since it was first announced he was going to settle on the island, due in a large part to his personal life, which has been widely displayed across tabloid, Internet and celebrity-based TV shows since Thanksgiving weekend 2009.
Still, for some in the Hobe Sound ZIP code, they claim to be more interested in watching Woods play PGA events in South Florida -- such as last week's Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, in which he has yet to participate -- than if he has finally settled into the 10,000-square-foot, two-story home.
Interest, they say, does comes from visitors, relatives and friends from the North, inquiring as to where Woods' home is located.
"A lot of tourists come down and want to know where Tiger's house is, but we don't really tell them," said Brad Beckett, a county lifeguard at Jupiter Beach Park. "We also get questions about (fellow golfer Greg) Norman's home, but I haven't heard anything negative about Tiger."
Pat Martin, a Hobe Sound native whose family owns the full-service Diamond Transfer and Garage the northern entrance to Jupiter Island, said he has heard little about Woods living in the area.
"But I try to stay away from that kind of stuff," Martin said.
Others are a little more hopeful Woods will spend time on the mainland, or at least spread some money in the unincorporated area outside the town.
"I wish he would buy some flowers from me, I hear he has a lot of girlfriends," said Monica Bojorges, owner of Zelda's Fine Flowers in Hobe Sound.
With the move, the charitable efforts of the Tiger Woods Foundation will "no doubt" also be landing in the Martin County area, Woods said.
"We are certainly expanding and that's certainly one of the sites we are looking at," Woods said. "We are doing some pretty neat things coming up in the future, so that's certainly going to be a topic of discussion and already has been."
He didn't address if Tiger Woods Design, or any of his other corporate efforts would also follow from central Florida to the Treasure Coast, when asked.
Woods has already been good for the economy. His property was billed nearly $600,000 in city, county and school district taxes last year and local business leaders say the work on his home, along with the home of singer Celine Dion, helped keep many South County contractors afloat through the economic downturn.
Jennifer Ferrari, executive director of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, said she expects Woods will want privacy just like his neighbors.
"He can live anywhere in the world he'd like and he's chosen Jupiter Island. He's chosen the beauty and the peace and the solitude that the island has to offer," Ferrari said. "I think he will blend in beautifully with the neighborhood, I really don't think it's going to be an issue."
Besides, he's just one of a growing number of celebrities to find the island a far less brash alternative to Palm Beach.
"I mean we've got Celine and her water park, so it's a new day over there," Ferrari said. "The celebrities are wanting to move to the island because they want to solitude and privacy and they know the island will offer that."
Appraised value: $35,132,660
Overall taxes: $595,797.23
Childrens Services Council:$12,377.24
Florida Inland Navigation: $1,212.08
School district: $244,382.79
South Florida Water Management: $21,922.78
Jupiter Island: $118,892.44
Status of bill: Paid in full, Nov. 2010