While Romney's permanent address is the home he keeps in this upscale Boston suburb, he spends considerable time, including holidays and vacations, at his homes in California and New Hampshire.
According to property records, Romney and his family purchased the 7-bedroom, 6.5-bath home in Belmont in 1989 — five years after Romney founded investment firm Bain Capital. The Romneys’ home sold for $3.5 million in 2009 — 293 percent more than the 1989 purchase price of $890,000. Situated on 2.44 acres and within 25 minute drive from downtown Boston, the 6,434-square-foot Colonial was an ideal home base for Romney, his wife Ann and their five sons for 20 years
Romney enrolled in a four-year program at Harvard in 1971, eventually earning a joint JD and MBA and graduating cum laude in 1975.
After his mission, Romney returned to the United States and transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo Utah, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1971.
Although he spent time in other French cities, for most of 1968, Mr Romney lived in the Mission Home, a 19th century neoclassical building in the French capital’s chic 16th arrondissement. “It was a house built by and for rich people,” said Richard Anderson, the son of the mission president at the time of Mr Romney’s stay. “I would describe it as a palace”.
Mormon men are encouraged to begin volunteer missionary work, often in a foreign country, around the age of 19. As per the tradition, Romney left for France in 1966 after one year at California’s prestigious Stanford University. Over the course of his 30-month mission abroad, Romney’s duties consisted mainly of going from door to door in Paris, the southwestern city of Bordeaux, and the northwestern port town of Le Havre, trying to recruit French people for conversion to Mormonism – a religion that was then largely unknown in majority-Catholic France.
In the fall of 1965, Mitt Romney moved into the third floor of a Mission Revival–style freshmen dormitory on the sprawling campus of Stanford University.
Willard Mitt Romney entered Cranbrook in the fall of 1959 at age 12 (grade seven) and graduated on June 12, 1965 at the age of 18.
Mitt Romney spent the first five years of his life in this 5,500-square-foot home in the upscale Detroit Palmer Woods neighborhood before moving to Detroit’s Bloomfield Hills suburb. After falling into disrepair in 2009, the house was one of 3,000 Detroit homes razed in the city’s renewal plan.
Born Willard Mitt Romney on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, he was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.