Jeff Bezos owns a $23 million mansion in the swanky Washington DC neighborhood the Obamas call home. It’s 15 minutes from Amazon’s new HQ2.

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After nearly a year of deliberation, Amazon has announced where it will build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

Instead of choosing one city, the company has decided to build two new headquarters, in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. As Business Insider’s Dennis Green reported, each of the two locations will get about half of the expected 50,000 employees, and a portion of the investment.

It should be little surprise. Arlington, Virginia is only a 15-20 minute drive from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ biggest recent purchase — a $23 million, 27,000-square-foot mansion in Kalorama, the historic DC neighborhood home to bigwigs in media, politics, diplomacy, and lobbying.

The mansion, which was once the Textile Museum, is the largest private home in DC and blocks from the homes of Barack and Michelle Obama and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who both moved to the Kalorama neighborhood last year.

We took a walk through Bezos’ neighborhood on a trip to DC to see why the area is such a coveted destination.

Additional reporting by Tanza Loudenback.

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