As President Obama’s final term in office comes to an end, he and his family aren’t planning on leaving the area.
According to various news outlets, the first family is expected to lease a home in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of the city. The home is owned by Joe Lockhart, who was former President Bill Clinton’s press secretary. According to CBS News, Lockhart moved to New York to become executive vice president for communications for the National Football League, leaving the home vacant.
The home boasts a monthly rent of $22,000, according to Zillow.com, a real estate website. The home was reportedly built in 1928 and has nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms.
The family’s decision to stay in the District revolves around younger daughter Sasha, who has made friends at her local school over the last eight years, according to ABC News. Sasha will be a sophomore in high school when the next president takes office.
However, some residents worry that the president’s stay after his term ends could further contribute to the city’s traffic problem.
“I feel it is very cool about the thought of him being here, but will there now be two blocking traffic when the former president and new sitting president travel around the city,” Susan, a mother of two who lives in Northwest D.C., told the AFRO.