Report: Obama Family Purchases Home in California

November 21, 2016 Updated: November 21, 2016

President Barack Obama has purchased another home—for when he leaves office in January, according to a new report.

The New York Post’s Page Six reported the Obamas bought a home in Rancho Mirage, California. The town is located near Palm Springs and it’s known for a number of golf courses and resorts. Obama frequented the place during vacations.

Former President Gerald Ford retired in Rancho Mirage, a community known for attracting the politically connected.

Michael S. Smith, the interior designer, is in charge of designing the inside of Obama’s new California home.

A screenshot shows a street in Rancho Mirage (Note: This isn't where the Obama ho,me is located) (Google Maps)
A screenshot shows a street in Rancho Mirage (Note: This isn’t where the Obama home is located) (Google Maps)

Obama is also leasing a $4.3 million, nine-bedroom home in Washington, D.C. That home will be the family’s main home for the next two years as their youngest daughter, 15-year-old Sasha Obama, can finish high school at Sidwell Friends School. The mansion in the DC neighborhood of Kalorama was last sold in May 2014 for $5,295,000, Politico reported earlier this year. It also has a two-car garage and a parking lot for as many as 10 vehicles. Sasha’s sister, Malia, will graduate from the school and take a year off before going to Harvard.

The Kalorama home (Google Maps)
The Kalorama home (Google Maps)

The Obamas are also reported to have bought a home in Hawaii, the home state of the president.

The Desert Sun newspaper has been reporting on rumors of the Obamas moving to Rancho Mirage for several years.