Why Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Are Already Upsetting Their New Neighbors

Rumors are swirling that Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are getting out of dodge as her father's presidency comes to a close — and their potential new neighbors aren't too pleased about it.

Reportedly, moving trucks were spotted (via Business Insider) outside the family's mansion in an upscale area of Washington, D.C., and the couple purchased an empty Miami lot worth $32 million in the exclusive Indian Creek Village in December 2020, according to Insider. The previous owner was reportedly singer Julio Iglesias. Residents of the private island, also known as the Billionaire Bunker and consisting of only 29 homes, include footballer Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, another supermodel Adriana Lima, former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, and billionaire businessman Carl Icahn.

But if Trump and Kushner were expecting Indian Creek residents to roll out the welcome wagon for their arrival, they may be sorely disappointed.

'Javanka need not apply,' source says

Although anyone with enough money can buy a home or plot on Miami's private island Indian Creek Village, not just anyone can become a member of its Indian Creek Country Club, according to Page Six. And after the Capitol insurrection, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are considered persona non grata at the club, per a Page Six source.

"You have to be nominated and make a formal application," the source explained. "But it only takes one member to object against any new member, and many members are objecting particularly after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Jared and Ivanka can lunch with their fellow 'patriots' at Mar-a-Lago. The Indian Creek Country Club members are very picky and the word is that Javanka need not apply."

Ouch. Ivanka, in particular, was attacked for calling the rioters "American patriots," per People. So, while the couple and their children can feel free to enjoy their 1.8-acre Miami lot with its 200 feet of private waterfront (per Insider), it's doubtful they'll get the chance to enjoy the country club's amenities, including an 18-hole golf course and a restaurant, for which its 300 members paid initiation fees of $150,000 or more, according to Page Six.

The Kushners' Florida move might not have been their first choice

Although Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are gearing up for their move to the Sunshine State, returning to the concrete jungle might not have been an option for them. The former New York City residents are allegedly on the outs with the elite social scene, with many influential New Yorkers telling The New York Times they can "fuhgeddaboud" returning to the Big Apple. "I have had visions of Ivanka with her thousand-dollar hair and makeup trying to show up at the opera like that and getting ejected," NYC socialite Jill Kargman told the outlet. "The poetic justice is that coming to New York would put them in a kind of prison already."

However, shunning the couple could be a strategic decision by some to appear neutral in the Democratic state. "Everyone with self-respect, a career, morals, respect for democracy, or who doesn't want their friends to shame them both in private and public will steer clear," a source told Vanity Fair. But the insider notes they will be "welcomed back by people who know the Trumps are as close as they'll get to power." Another source added, "They will probably be welcomed by real estate types and that group of Upper East Side and Palm Beach families that read about themselves." And even in that social scene, "There will always be private dinner parties for them to attend, but they will be the entertainment."

Still, not all of Jared and Ivanka's neighbors are unwelcoming

Some might not be too pleased to see Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump stroll around the block when they eventually finish construction on their "Billionaire's Bunker" property, but others seemed to be thrilled to keep the status quo in the neighborhood. Even though Page Six notes their future home will "take around two years to build," some locals have already been chummy with the Kushners.

"Ivanka and Jared had already been made to feel very welcome on the island," a source told the outlet, noting the residents on the island are "largely Republican." In fact, "They had received numerous invitations to dine with their future neighbors," according to the insider.

Additionally, the insider notes the political couple had not yet applied for a membership to Indian Creek Country Club — and added that Donald Trump's own golf course is close by. (According to the outlet, they could play one of four courses there, should they not be accepted to Indian Creek.)