When their terms come to an end, US presidents must make their own arrangement and find a new home. While some move into their previous homes, other choose to a more luxurious property.
Here are the houses of 12 previous US presidents.
1. Woodrow Wilson
Wilson was the 28th president of the United States 1913 to 1921. He and his wife Edith, chose to stay in Washington DC after his presidency in the beautiful home below. Their house is now a museum as the couple left it to the National Trust.
2. Harry Truman
Truman was the president from 1945 to 1953. He choose to move back to his house Independence, Missouri with his wife Bess. They lived in that house since they marry! They lived a very normal life without chauffer or Secret Service protection, Truman was often spotted walking though the neighbourhood.
3. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961, lived in a property adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. He even had meetings with other world leaders on the property during the Cold War. The property is now open to public as Eisenhower donated to National Park Service in 1967.
4. Lyndon B. Johnson
Johnson was President of the United States from 1963 to 1969. After his term, he moved back to Johnson City, Texas with his wife Lady Bird. He grew up on that same ranch and is even buried there.
5. Richard Nixon
Nixon serve as President from 1969 until 1974. After his resignation, he moved to his "Western White House" in San Clemente, California. The 15,000-square-foot home was $57.5 million back in 2019.
6. Gerald Ford
Ford served as the 38th and the 40th President of the United State. Him and his wife, Betty, retired in their Thunderbird Country Club house in Rancho Mirage, California.
7. Jimmy Carter
Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He is still living in a modest ranch home in Plains, Georgia. The house is valued $167,000 which is less than the armoured Secret Service cars that follows him around!
8. Ronald Reagan
The 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, Reagan moved to an estate in Los Angeles, California after his term with his wife Nancy. The property was sold for $15 million in 2016.
9. George H.W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. The Bushes had two homes post-presidency, one was in Houston, Texas and the other was a summer in Kennebunkport, Maine.
10. Bill Clinton
The 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001, Bill Clinton moved to a Dutch Colonial house in Chappaqua, New York with his wife Hillary. The home is valued to $1.7 million according to New York Times.
11. George W. Bush
George Walker Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. After his second term as president, Bush moved back to Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.
12. Barack Obama
Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The Obamas moved into an 8,200-square-foot mansion in the Kalorama section of Washington, DC post-presidency.
Which one is your favourite?
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