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The Obamas are moving to California (photos)

(source: Twitter/President Obama)

(Source: Twitter/President Obama)

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle and first kids Malia and Sasha will be bicoastal. The outgoing first family will be splitting time between two major cities.

This January, the family is expected to become bicoastal, with homes in both D.C. and California.

The New York Post is reporting that the Obamas have purchased a home in Rancho Mirage, California. It’s a community known for its world-class golf courses and it’s one of the nine cities that make up the Coachella Valley and is home to around 17,000 people.

Their residence in the nation’s capital, which they are leasing is valued at $4.3 million and is located in the Kalorama neighborhood of D.C., which will be their main home — at least for the next two years until Sasha, 15, their youngest daughter, finishes school at Sidwell Friends School.

The Obamas reportedly purchased a vacation home in Hawaii, the president’s home state.

The Post reports that interior designer Michael S. Smith is set to decorate both properties. He helped the Obamas decorate the White House and also owns a home in Rancho Mirage that the family has visited. He is the partner of James Costos, current ambassador to Spain and Andorra.

The 1928 home the Obama family is leasing in D.C. is in one of the nation’s priciest ZIP codes. The 8,200-square-foot home features nine bedrooms and eight full bathrooms and a half bath; a gourmet kitchen featuring a six-burner stove; a dining room with wood flooring for entertainment or a kitchen table; an upstairs office; a wet bar and wine cellar; and a huge backyard.




  1. Stanley on November 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    He changed his mind about living in DC after he read in the paper that California has plans to succeed from the US and he wants to run for president.

  2. Cathy Farrell on November 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Is that before or after the big earthquake? I wouldn’t move there if you paid me, and they are choosing to move out there. Am I the one crazy or what? I often question a scientist who says, “The earthquake is going to happen soon,” and then he or she stays there. I guess the earthquake is going to happen all around him or her, but miss the scientist predicting it. How can you take someone seriously when they won’t leave town? I though Obama believed in global warming. That would effect the coast line, but then what do I know. If you want to find someone in California, you might try looking “under water” in the yellow pages. When someone says “Shake. Rattle. Roll” in California, they mean it. When they have minor earthquakes in California, it is just a way to rearrange the furniture. I saw something falling down from the shelf in a California video because of a minor earthquake, but they said, “We only get small ones not to worry.” The weather is so beautiful in California and they never need to get fireplaces, since wild fires keep them nice and toasty. I hear the radiation reached California from Japan’s nuclear accident a while back. A little sunburn never hurt anyone. Someday I move to California, Mars, or the even the moon. I can’t think of a better way to go.