EDWARDS AFB HOUSING: ON BASE OPTIONS
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Edwards Air Force Base located on the edges of the Mojave Desert in California. Edwards AFB stretches nearly 301,000 acres and is considered to be the second-largest air force base in the United States. Located in Kern County in California, you will have wide-open spaces and clear skies that define your new home. The base is famous for Chuck Yeager’s record-breaking flight that finally broke the sound barrier. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Edwards AFB housing communities, whether you are trying to set new records or just find the perfect place to live as you transfer on base. You’ll find that your new home has many outdoor activities in the desert to enjoy, with plenty of options for entertainment in the growing communities around the base.
Suggested Read:Edwards Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Edwards AFB 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.
Edwards AFB BarracksAt Edwards AFB, unaccompanied housing is available to enlisted ranks E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. For unaccompanied Airmen of rank E-4 with greater than 3 years of service, they may find housing in the local community. All single service members must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on base 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. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. Amenities include kitchenettes or central kitchens, and in all dormitories, day rooms with large-screen televisions. The dormitories also feature the Higher Grounds Cafe that offers a comfortable area to relax and socialize. It provides wireless internet service, computer games, and beverage/snack services. The dorm campus also includes other amenities like basketball, volleyball, and roller hockey courts. 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.
Edwards AFB Housing Division Office210 Spiro Ave Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Edwards AFB Housing OfficeThe first thing you should do once you relocate to Edwards Air 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. Military family housing at Edwards AFB is privatized. The owner, Corvias Property Management, 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 Edwards AFB. 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.
Edwards AFB Housing Management Office1365 Fitzgerald Blvd, Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Edwards AFB Housing OptionsApplying 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 Muroc Joint Unified School District. Edwards AFB includes schools on base as well. For children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, they will attend Irving L Branch Elementary School on base. For 7th through 12-grade students, they will attend Desert Junior-Senior High School. For a full guide on the schools in the area, check out our article here.
Benefits of Living on the Installation• No commute or wait at the gate. • Convenient access to the commissary, exchange and recreation facilities. • No security deposit. • No credit check.
Features of Edward AFB NeighborhoodsCorvias Property Management offers homes in the community with two, three, and four-bedroom floor plans. There are many different floor plans and layouts in this well-kept community. Each neighborhood and rental house or duplex comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Each residence is also pet friendly with a two pet limit and refundable deposit per pet. Amenities vary depending on the neighborhood you choose at Edwards AFB but include some of the following: Fenced-in backyards, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookups, garages, and carports. Each house also has a dishwasher, oven/stove range, and all major kitchen appliances. Included in your rental are lawn services, trash and recycling pick-up, and water and sewage utilities. The community itself at Corvias 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. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year.
Services of Corvias CommunitiesEach community center features staff offices, a club room, a media room, a fitness center, a play room, locker rooms, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool. Use of the community center amenities and pools are free to on-base families, regardless of which neighborhood you live in. • Lawn care. • Package acceptance. • Water, sewer and average electricity and gas included. • Waste and (opt-in) recycling collection.
Edwards AFB Family Homes
Edwards AFB Family Homes with Corvias1365 Fitz-Gerald Blvd, Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Monday to Friday:8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday:Closed
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 installation at Edwards AFB. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in California, in one of the great neighborhoods the Corvias community has to offer at Edwards Air Force Base. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Edwards AFB Housing Service.
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