According to WUSA9, President Obama and his family are set to rent a house in Kalorama
after he finishes his final presidential term. The family will stay in Washington, DC for a while so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school.
President Obama says they will rent an 8,200 square foot mansion off of Massachusetts Ave. The house is located near Embassy Row and Rock Creek.
Owners Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray are happy to be leasing the property to the First Family. Lockhart served as Press Secretary to the White House during Bill Clinton's presidency.
At 8,200 square feet, 9 bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms, the property sold for $5,295,000, according to Zillow.
The neighbors have already started talking amongst themselves. Apparently, with the block so near Embassy Row, the residents are used to a lot of security. It is not unusual for someone to look out of their living room window and see members of security jogging along the street.
“It will probably change, but who cares,” said one neighborhood jogger. “There’s a lot of running routes around here.”
The Obama's new home does not have anyone directly across the street from them, so they will get to have a little bit of privacy. But that does not mean the media will stop following them. Even former First Families can make the news.
”There will be a few more people driving down the street to see where he’s moved into,” said Corey Gramling, who’s been walking in the Kalorama neighborhood for five years. “So I could see there being a little more traffic initially, but after the initial rush I think it should slow down a bit for everyone.”
Former President Woodrow Wilson also chose to stay in Washington, DC after he ended his last term in 1921.
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