Tom Brady was born in the Golden State, but he has no intention of leaving Boston.

The Patriots quarterback plans to stay in New England after he chooses to hang up his Under Armour cleats.

“This is where my kids were born, where they’ll be raised,” Brady said at the Salesforce World Tour Boston stop at Hynes Convention Center, via the Boston Herald. “I’ll be a lifer here.”

Brady was born and raised in San Mateo, Calif., which is 20 miles south of San Francisco, but he said New England has the best sports fans.

“With all due respect to the Bay Area, there’s no better place to play than Boston,” Brady said. “When I got here, it was still very much a Red Sox town. They really dominated the headlines. We were fortunate to win in 2001 and it made people interested in football again. And we’ve had such a great run for the past 15 years.”

Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have two children together: Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 3. Brady has another son, Jack, 7, from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. Brady and Bundchen sold their mansion in Los Angeles and built a $4.5 million house in Brookline, Mass.

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