BUCKLEY AFB ON-BASE HOUSING OPTIONS (NOW SPACE FORCE BASE)
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Buckley Air Force Base (now Space Force Base), located in Aurora, Colorado. Buckley SFB’s host unit, Buckley Garrison, now falls under the direction of the United States Space Force. The base is named after the World War I fighter pilot John Harold Buckley. The base represents a joint coalition base with active-duty members from every service. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Buckley AFB (now Space Force Base) housing communities.
Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) BAHTo look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search. To learn more about your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) BarracksAt Buckley SFB, unaccompanied housing is available to senior Airmen and below enlisted ranks E1 to E3 and E4 with less than three years of service. For unaccompanied Airmen of rank E4 with greater than three years of service, they may find housing in the local community or put in a request to live on-base. All single service members must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on post after service hours will be assigned temporary living quarters until the next duty day. A private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living are provided to every Airman. The room arrangements themselves will vary from room to room but include one restroom per suite and a shared kitchen. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. Other amenities include four laundry rooms per building, a TV room in each dorm, pool tables, arcade games, telephones in each day room, barbecue grills, storage lockers and gazebos. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
Buckley SFB Unaccompanied Housing Office18101 E. Steamboat Ave. Buckley AFB, CO 80011
Phone:1 (720) 847-6702
Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) Housing OfficeOne of the first things you should do once you relocate to Buckley Space Force Base is head to the Housing Management Office. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Management Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement and tenant-landlord disputes.
Buckley SFB Housing Management Office17300 E. Keystone Blvd. Aurora, CO 80017
Phone:1 (720) 847-5815
Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) Housing OptionsMilitary family housing at Buckley SFB is privatized. The owner, Hunt Military Communities, is responsible for maintaining and managing the community neighborhoods. We advise you to contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know that you are moving to Buckley SFB. There, you will receive the latest information about privatized housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about base-specific policies.
Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) Family HomesHunt Military Communities offers homes and duplexes in their neighborhoods with three and four-room floor plans. There are many floorplans and layouts in this well-kept community. Each neighborhood and rental house comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Amenities vary depending on which of the neighborhoods you choose at Buckley AFB but include some of the following: attached garage, ceiling fans, covered porch, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookups, high-speed internet and cable ready, central AC, 24-hour maintenance service and landscaping services. The community itself offers amenities that will provide your family with entertainment year-round. The neighborhoods include parks and playgrounds that are perfect for a family outing right on the base. There are also walking and bike paths, a swimming pool, a community garden and community center. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year. Applying here is similar to living in the local community. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager. If your family has school-aged children, the housing on base is within the Aurora Public School District. Students from Kindergarten to eighth grade will attend Murphy Creek, and students in ninth through 12th grades will attend Gateway High School. Surrounding the base are also plenty of options for private schooling. Bus services are available for public schools from the base. For a full guide on the schools in the area, check out our article here.
Buckley Family Homes with Hunt Military Communities17300 E. Keystone Blvd. Aurora, CO 80017
Phone:1 (866) 207-8981
Monday to Friday:0900-1600
Saturday and Sunday:Closed
1. KeystoneThe Keystone neighborhood puts you right in the middle of the community, with most amenities in Buckley Family Homes within walking distance. You’ll find three- and four-bedroom duplex-style homes here.
2. Winter ParkHere in the Winter Park neighborhood, you will be closest to some of the nearby schools, perfect walking distance if you have school-aged children.
3. PowderhornThe Powderhorn neighborhood is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors. Just down the street, you will find East Toll Gate Creek with great walking paths and a disc golf course within the park boundaries.
4. MonarchIn the Monarch neighborhood, you will find its more central location convenient for getting to all the housing amenities in the community. You’ll have easy access, along with the other neighborhoods, to the Denver Metropolitan area, with plenty of entertainment, shopping and dining options at your disposal.
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new posting at Buckley SFB. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Aurora, in one of the great neighborhoods the Hunt Military Community has to offer at Buckley Space Force Base. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Buckley SFB Housing Service.
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