Finally, Tim Tebow's reputation is paying off -- BIG TIME -- because the neighbors in the FL community where he bought a $1.4 million pad CAN'T WAIT for the guy to move in ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The unemployed NFL quarterback just snatched up a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home in a private community in Jacksonville ... and he's being welcomed with open arms.
We spoke to several neighbors who were all super-pumped about Tim ... with one telling us, "Everyone's excited for him to move in, he seems like a nice man who will make a great neighbor. Our friends are more excited than anyone else!"
Another neighbor told us, "We've had athletes living in the area before who PARTY ... but I can't envision any parties based on his character."
As for the home, it's nothing too fancy ... 6,500 square feet ... lots of brick features ... and it's right next to one of his favorite golf courses.