After leaving the White House in January, Barack Obama and his family have settled down in the posh Washington neighborhood of Kalorama, home to a number of high-profile figures including President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her family, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday.
The northwestern neighborhood was home to five other presidents before Obama and has also hosted Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, who recently moved into a $23 million 10-bedroom, 2,700 square-foot mansion on S Street NW, according to the Washington Post. Obama's new abode is reportedly a nine-bedroom, 8,600 square-foot property rented out for the next two years by the former president and his wife while their youngest daughter, Sasha, finishes high school at Sidwell Friends School located only a few miles away. The Obamas were reportedly neighbors with Agnes O'Hare, the wife of the E.U. ambassador to the U.S., David O'Sullivan of Ireland.
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, weren't the only Trump associates set to move in. Last month, the new administration's Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, reportedly bought a $5.6 million home in Kalorama, which means "fine view" in Greek, likely referencing the neighborhood's proximity to Washington's 1,754-acre Rock Creek Park and the Potomac River.
Kalorama was originally a rural area known as Belair, before being renamed by author and diplomat Joel Barlow, a friend of Thomas Jefferson's, in 1802. The area has become popular with diplomats, such as French ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud, because it was conveniently located near Embassy Row and Kalorama hosts 82 embassies, including the Embassy of Turkey.
While Donald Trump moved into the White House after being inaugurated Jan. 20, he maintained his luxury $100 million triple penthouse suite at his eponymous tower in New York City. First lady Melania Trump has said she will reside at the opulent apartment until the couple's youngest son, Barron, completed his schooling in New York. Donald Trump has also said he planned to spend some weekends at the suite, where Secret Service has already moved in and Defense Department officials were reportedly looking into leasing some space to "support the POTUS."