December 4th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Bushes announce purchase of post-White House home

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The first family will move to Dallas after President Bush leaves office."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President and Mrs. Bush will be moving to Dallas after Mr. Bush leaves office, the White House announced Thursday.  “The President and Mrs. Bush have purchased a home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood in Dallas, Texas,” Sally McDonough, Mrs. Bush’s press secretary, said in the statement.

The Bushes lived in Dallas from December 1988 through January 1995. They moved to Austin after Mr. Bush was elected Texas governor in November 1994.  The president was partial owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team during part of their time living in Dallas.

During the latter part of Bush’s presidency, the first lady had made it known that Dallas would be their primary residence after leaving the White House, not the president’s beloved Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

“I like Crawford,” the president told a crowd at a Houston fundraiser in July.  “Unfortunately, after eight years of asking [the first lady] to sacrifice, I’m now no longer the decision maker.”  The Bushes will continue to spend some time at the ranch, according to the statement.

As to the specifics of their new home, the Bushes “do not have occupancy of the home, and therefore, no additional details will be provided,” McDonough said.

soundoff (330 Responses)
  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Using the Halliburton dividend I see?!

    What's wrong George, got tired of cultivating sagebrush at the Crawford Harken Stock Dump Ranch?!

    Or, did the Stepford Librarian get tired of the outdoor life?!

    December 4, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  2. Indiana

    i love to see him coming to Indy....dirty i have no more words for you bush.

    December 4, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. Nat

    Of course....Bush & Larua could care less if you or I have a home & a job. They are special, they are better than the rest of us! Bush & his family will ride off into the sunset and live the good life in one of his several houses while main street Americans lose it all! I hope some day he pays for what he's done!
    December 4th, 2008 1:40 pm ET

    How wonderful for them. We’re starving and losing our jobs to foreigners and losing our homes – but then he is an OIL MAN.

    December 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  4. Nat

    I'll bet Ole Bush will be livin large – he'll buy another huge mansion to add to his collection while the rest of us struggle! He's a waste of air!

    December 5, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. Justin

    I hope he's purchased a home on the moon next to the space station!

    December 5, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
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