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Obamas Will Stay in DC For Three Years

by UrbanTurf Staff

The Obamas plan to hang around DC for a few years.

On Monday, West Wing Reports tweeted that the first family would stay in DC until their youngest daughter Sasha finishes high school in three years. The president and first lady are apparently zeroing in on Kalorama and Embassy Row as possible neighborhoods to head to in January 2017. Their new digs will no doubt make the college dorm-esque apartment where President Obama crashed as a freshman senator look quite modest.

If the Obamas decide to land in Embassy Row, they would be following in the footsteps of the Clintons who purchased a home there (albeit not their primary residence) after Bill Clinton’s second term. A number of former presidents have lived in DC prior to taking office, but not many have hung around at the conclusion of their term. John F. Kennedy lived in a number of places around DC, including this estate in McLean where he penned the Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Lyndon Johnson lived in a Forest Hills colonial while he was a senator.

There is no doubt that this morning’s news will lead to rampant speculation as to where the Obamas will end up. UrbanTurf will continue to monitor developments, but not make any predictions.

Update: West Wing Reports has deleted earlier tweets which stated that the Obamas would stay in DC post-presidency. The account, run by Paul Brandus, has not been updated with a reason as to why the tweets were deleted.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/obamas_to_stay_in_dc_for_three_years/10739

1 Comment

  1. DCQuilter said at 2:12 am on Tuesday January 12, 2016:
    Woodrow Wilson is the only president who retired in the District of Columbia. His home is now a museum.

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