By Will Borger


Welcome to Carlisle Barracks! Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Carlisle Barracks is the site of the U.S. Army War College and the second-oldest active military base in the U.S. Now that you have your orders and are on your way, you’re probably thinking about finding a place to live. Finding the right home can be hard, especially if you’re moving to a new area. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you get started and give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to your choices for housing on base at Carlisle Barracks. Suggested read: Carlisle Barracks: In-Depth Welcome Center

Pennsylvania BAH Rates

This link will allow you to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. Knowing your BAH is crucial for making a budget and guiding your home search. To learn more about how your military BAH rate is determined, visit our in-depth guide here. Carlisle Barracks Military Housing Office

Carlisle Barracks Military Housing Office

The Military Housing Office should be your first point of contact when you get to Carlisle Barracks. Contact the MHO as soon as you know you are moving. When you arrive at Carlisle Barracks, you must visit the MHO to receive counseling and guidance before entering into any written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. The MHO provides a number of services including assisting with temporary lodging, an overview of community resources and amenities, providing maps, school information and other community service information, and is more than capable of answering questions or offering guidance.

Carlisle Barracks Military Housing Office

460 Sumner Road Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013


: 1 (717) 245-4959


: Monday through Sunday 0730 - 1630 Carlisle Barracks Housing Options

Carlisle Barracks Housing Options

Balfour Beatty Communities at Carlisle Barracks

On-base housing at Carlisle Barracks is privatized. Balfour Beatty Communities is responsible for maintaining, repairing and managing the community. Click here to browse their communities at Carlisle Barracks, including floor plans and amenities. There are a variety of floor plans available.

Balfour Beatty Communities Housing Office

451 Fletcher Road Carlisle, PA 17013


: 1 (717) 723-7177


: Even though some neighborhoods may be available to all ranks, only certain homes within that neighborhood may be available to certain ranks.

1. Coren Apartments


: O1-O6 Coren Apartments offers three-, and four-bedroom apartments with two-and-half to three baths. Located steps from the fitness center and pool, these apartments feature a porch, deck, fireplace, central heating & air conditioning and energy-efficient appliances.

2. Forbes Avenue


: All military ranks; military retirees; DoD civilians The homes of Forbes Avenue are three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplexes. These homes feature a sunroom, fireplace and central heating and air conditioning. The neighborhood is located in close proximity to the AWC, Indian Field and Letort View Creek.

3. Garrison Lane


: O6 Garrison Lane offers three to four-bedroom homes in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the post office and Dunham Health Clinic. Homes in Garrison Lane feature ample closets and storage, patio and detached garage. They feature between two to three bathrooms.

4. Heritage Heights


: O5S-O6S Midway Park’s homes are three- to four-bedroom affairs with two-and-a-half baths that feature a garage, modern/open floor plan, master suite, patio and exterior storage. Heritage Heights location offers easy access to several amenities, including the PX, commissary, Federal Credit Union and the neighborhood's own playground.

5. Lovelle Avenue


: O1-O6 Lovelle Avenue offers three- and four-bedroom duplex-style homes with two-and-a-half baths that feature a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious porch. The Lovelle Avenue neighborhood is a short walk from the community fitness center and pool.

6. Marshall Ridge


: E1-E9; O1-O10 Marshall Ridge offers three- and four- bedroom single-family and duplex homes with between two-and-a-half and five baths. These homes feature a modern kitchen, master suite, laundry room, two-car garage and patio. Homes in Marshall Ridge enjoy views of Letort View Creek and are near a playground.

7. The Meadows


: O5S – O6S The Meadows neighborhood offers three- and four-bedroom duplex homes featuring a modern kitchen, study, two-car garage, laundry room and master suite with walk-in closets. These homes come equipped with two-and-a-half baths and are close to the community golf course.

8. Pratt Avenue


: E1 – E9 Pratt Avenue’s three- and four-bedroom duplex and single family homes feature ample closets and storage space, a master suite and energy efficient appliances. These homes feature two-and-a-half baths and are located near the community fitness center and pool.

9. Young Hall


: O5S – O6 Young Hall’s three- and four- bedroom garden style apartments feature between two and two-and-a-half baths and are located in a renovated historic building. Young Hall boasts a prime view of community sport activities and other events from the apartment balconies. Apartments include a modern kitchen, laundry room, master suite and ample closets and storage.

Community Amenities

  • Professional on-site management and maintenance
  • Basketball court
  • Community center with business center and play room
  • Curbside trash and recycling pick-up
  • Lawn care services
  • Pet friendly
  • Playgrounds
  • Resident activities and events

Housing Amenities

  • Ample closets and storage
  • Average utilities included
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Exterior storage
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Garage
  • Master suite
  • Patio or porch
  • Sunroom
  • Washer/dryer connections


When you’re moving, planning makes all of the difference. Carlisle Barracks has several great housing options available for those living on-base. There are several communities on offer, so finding the right one will take time, but we hope this guide will help you narrow down your options. Be sure to check availability based on rank and to contact the Military Housing Office for guidance when you start your search.  

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