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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 12/12/2010

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager trade Baltimore for Manhattan

By The Reliable Source

Jenna and Henry at an embassy party in 2008. (Tony Powell)

Why did Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry put their Baltimore home on the market? We've learned that they're relocating to Manhattan.

Two main reasons for the move: The former first daughter, 29, wanted to live closer to twin Barbara, who's based in New York City as head of the Global Health Corps foundation. The sisters remain extremely close (remember that Henry went to Barbara first to ask for Jenna's hand before he proposed) and appear frequently at NYC events together. "We have a lot of fun," Jenna said in a NBC interview two years ago.

Living in New York will also make it easier for Jenna, hired last year as a D.C.-based contributing correspondent for "Today," to do more stories for the morning show. This fall, Jenna stopped teaching at Baltimore's Seed School of Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reported, and has been busy giving speeches around the country between her "Today" appearances. Reviews of her journalism skills have been mixed, but she landed an one-on-one interview with Bill Clinton about Haiti and Chelsea's wedding this summer.

The Hagers bought the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath corner rowhouse in historic Federal Hill for $440,000 shortly before their 2008 wedding, and their stay in the neighborhood has been mostly quiet -- save for the time last year when a Secret Service van was towed from outside the place for unpaid tickets, and the time last summer when robbers took a pair of mountain bikes from their garage.

The move was kept under tight wraps----the couple quietly left the place last week (using unmarked moving trucks, according to the Sun) and put it on the market for $474,900. The photos with the online listing give away a few personal details: A taste for Latin American art (the Texas native worked with UNICEF in Panama), a monogrammed bedspread. But the agent handling the property is keeping mum; a spokesman for George W. Bush had no comment about the move.

Henry will continue to work for Baltimore-based Constellation Energy, a spokesman told the Sun, but declined to say where he would be located.

By The Reliable Source  | December 12, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

There goes the neighborhood.

Posted by: MTgrassland | December 12, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I wish them well in the next to greatest City in the world. First one - Paris, San Francisco, New York City.

Posted by: truth1 | December 12, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

$474,900? Maybe someone will pay that because she lived there. It will be interesting to see if they have to drop the price.

Posted by: glenmayne | December 12, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Yuk. She has that sneaky look like her father.

Posted by: rcubedkc | December 12, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Nice comments. Good to see the petulant losers are out in force.

Posted by: MacRandall | December 12, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

More Reliable Source: WHO CARES???

Posted by: mkisiele | December 12, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

This makes the WaPo... oh brother how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: whocares666 | December 12, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

It's a cute little house, nothing spectacular. Better for her to move out with that drip of a hubby to NYC, land of the obnoxiously self-important and annoying and let the city recover to become B'more again...

Posted by: TooLongInWashington | December 12, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

It's a cute little house, nothing spectacular. Better for her to move out with that drip of a hubby to NYC, land of the obnoxiously self-important and annoying and let the city recover to become B'more again...

Posted by: TooLongInWashington | December 12, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: marybaskin | December 13, 2010 1:47 AM | Report abuse


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Posted by: marybaskin | December 13, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

This is ink worthy?

Rich, spoiled, ex-bike owning Presidential daughter moves to new city.

Posted by: janeway1 | December 13, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

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