The Obama's ~ Their Lives Now.



The Obama's Touring Italy. 




After eight long years in the White House, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Malia and Sasha, and their dogs, Bo and Sunny, moved out on Jan. 20 to make way for the incoming administration—and with that, off they went into the sunset, the now former first family relegated to the history books.



Although that means Michelle may not have yet taken that trip to Target she was so excited about.
"I want to go to Target again! I've heard so many things have changed in Target!" she told Oprah Winfrey at the United State of Women Summit last year about her desire to take a simple shopping trip again upon leaving the White House. "I tell my friends they're going to have to give me a re-entry training for like, 'okay, what do you do at CVS now? How do you check out?'"


But Michelle's big dream was to go outside for a walk, whenever she felt like it, alone—"or with a semblance of feeling like I'm by myself." 




The "semblance" is the more realistic goal, because Secret Service protection for former presidents and first ladies is forever—thanks, actually, to legislation signed by her husband. The law covers children of the president until they're 16, so 18-year-old Malia Obama is the only Obama who isn't guaranteed a detail—though ironically, she now has the paparazzi to help keep track of her. (Seriously, she was just pictured with a "mystery man" and everything. They grow up so fast!)
Sasha turns 16 in June—but as he does with Malia, Dad's still going to spring for security.



Barack Obama told the Chicago Tribune last year that he would "certainly be spending time" in the Windy City—where he was a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago and got his political start as a community organizer, then state senator and then U.S. senator—when he was no longer president. 




But he and Michelle have made no promise to any town, Chi- or otherwise, that they'll be there post spring 2019.


While they're in Washington, however, they're going to be comfortable. The Obamas are renting an 8,200-square-foot home in the conveniently located Kalorama neighborhood, close to Dupont Circle, Embassy Row and other places you've heard of from watching The West Wing or The American President.





The nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was last purchased for $5.3 million and, per The New York Times

Zillow estimates the monthly rent to be around $22,000. Built in 1928 but fully renovated since, the brick home boasts hardwood floors, a terrace and, of course, garden space that would be perfect for growing vegetables.
"It's a very quiet neighborhood; that's part of the reason why all of us like it there," the Obamas' new neighbor Tony Podesta, a lobbyist and brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman Jon Podesta, told the Times.