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Hometowns Transformed By Presidents

In this competitive real estate market, it doesn’t hurt to have a president on your block. The local Salt Lake City movers learned that having a U.S. president live in your community can increase the property values, bring tourists and make a neighborhood a household name. The effects of having a president live in your neighborhood often last even after he has left the office. Take for example President George W. Bush who drew attention to the Waco suburb of Crawford in Texas where he owns a ranch. With less than 800 residents, the area was practically unknown prior to 2001. Crawford is a small, rural suburb of 20 miles west of Waco. When George W. Bush was President, there were souvenir stores in the area, journalists, protesters and the president’s entourage not to mention helicopters, black SUVs and jets. These days, the local Salt Lake City moving specialists learned that things are calmer. Today, the Crawford market offers a mix of farms, ranches and older upscale homes. Home prices go from $169,900 to $970,000.

After the White House, the Clintons moved to New York instead of going back to Arkansas. In fact, Hilary Clinton now serves as the secretary of state. The local Salt Lake City moving specialists learned Bill Clinton wanted to have an office in Midtown Manhattan but after critics complained about the high rent in the Big Apple, he settled in the struggling 125 st in Harlem to help boost the area’s image. The Clintons moved to the suburb of Chappaqua which is 30 miles northeast of Manhattan. The area is known for fancy homes and good schools with realty going from $308,500 for a one-bedroom to $27.5 million. 

The coastal Maine resort community of Kennebunkport has two former presidents associated with it. George H.W. Bush has long lived in town while his son George W. Bush visits often. The All My Sons of Salt Lake City movers learned that properties in this town have been passed on from generation to generation. These days a 1.4 acre beachfront property goes for about $4.75 million.President Jimmy Carter put Plains, Georgia on the map. He grew up there and returned with his wife after he left the White House in 1981. When he first took office, the real estate market in the area was booming with many people from out of the country buying in Palins. Now, three decades later, the attraction has diminished but some visitors still travel to meet the former president.