Guess Which Former Belmont Resident is Thinking of Running for President … Again

Third times the charm.

At least, that’s what Mitt Romney is hoping.

The former Belmont homeowner who lived with his wife, Anne, and five sons for five decades on Winn Street, Marsh Street and South Cottage Road, told a group of donors on Friday, Jan. 9, that he is considering a White House bid in 2016, a move that could scramble the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In the Journal article, Romney cited turbulent events overseas and the state of the economy as two reasons why he is considering another run.

If Romney does run for a third time for president – he ran in 2008 but did not receive the Republican nomination and lost to President Obama in the 2012 general election – Belmont is unlikely to be placed in the international media spotlight as it was in the fall of 2012 as the Romney’s sold their Woodlands at Belmont Hill townhouse condominium in May for $1.2 million.


Au Revoir: After Four Decades in Town, Romneys Sell Belmont Townhouse

For the first time since 1971 when they moved into the pretty house on Winn Street, Mitt and Ann Romney are no longer Belmont residents, selling their South Cottage Street townhouse on May 6 for $1.2 million, according to records at the South Middlesex Registry of Deeds.

The Romneys purchased the townhouse in the Woodlands at Belmont Hill development on the McLean Hospital property in June 2010 for $895,000 after selling the family manse on Marsh Street in April 2009 for $3.5 million.

The townhouse, appraised in 2014 by the town for $973,000, was sold to Valmarc Corp. CFO Gordon and Laurie Low; he, like the Romneys, an alumnus of Brigham Young University.

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