The Obamas will move to Kalorama

An inside look at the Obama family's new D.C. home.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The National Journal is reporting President Obama will rent a house in the Kalorama neighborhood after he leaves office next year.

The Obamas are staying in Washington to allow their youngest daughter Sasha to finish her final two years of high school here.

The 8,200-square-foot mansion owned is off Massachusetts Ave by Embassy Row and Rock Creek.
According to Politico, the first family will lease the home owned by Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray after they leave the White House in January. Lockhart was the White House Press Secretary during the Clinton administration.

Zillow states the home has nine bedrooms, and eight and a half bathrooms. It sold in 2014 for $5,295,000.

Neighbors we talked to said they are used to additional security in this neighborhood because it’s so close to Embassy Row. Many of them jog along the street that runs right in front of the home.
“It will probably change, but who cares,” said one man out for a late morning run. “There’s a lot of running routes around here.”

There are houses along one side of the street, but none directly across the street from where the Obamas will live.

”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.”

President Obama is the first president since Woodrow Wilson in 1921 to stay in Washington D.C. after leaving office. Wilson also lived in the Kalorama neighborhood.
 


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