By Chris La Porte


Welcome to your new home at Fort Knox in Kentucky. Fort Knox stretches for nearly 109,000 acres and straddles Kentucky’s Bullit, Hardin, and Meade counties. The post itself is the 6th largest community in all of Kentucky. Best known for storing the gold reserves of the United States, Fort Knox is so much more than a vault. Fort Knox has been one of the most important military installations in the U.S. since the Civil War. We hope that this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Fort Knox housing communities. You’ll find that your new home has many outdoor activities to enjoy with plenty of options for entertainment in and around your posting.

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Fort Knox BAH

To 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.

Fort Knox Barracks

At Fort Knox, unaccompanied housing is available to enlisted ranks E-1 to E-5. 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. Every barracks space is furnished and within a reasonable distance of the dining area. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. 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.

Fort Knox Housing Division Office

127 6th Avenue Building 1110B, Suite 101 Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121


: 1 (502) 624-8093 Fort Knox Housing Office

Fort Knox Housing Office

The first thing you should do once you relocate to Fort Knox 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.

Fort Knox Housing Management Office

127 6th Avenue Building 1110B, Suite 101 Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121


: 1 (502) 624-8084 Fort Knox Housing options

20 Fort Knox Housing Options

Fort Knox Family Homes

Military family housing on post at Fort Knox is privatized. The owner, Knox Hills by Lendlease, 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 Fort Knox. 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 post-specific policies. The Knox Hills community offers 20 distinct neighborhoods 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 pet friendly with no pet weight limit or a pet tax.

Fort Knox Family Homes at Knox Hills

41 W. Chaffee Avenue Fort Knox, KY 40121


: 1(502) 799-6550


  • Monday to Friday

    : 8 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday

    : Closed
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 post is within the DoDEA Americas Southeast District. Fort Knox does include some schools on post, which are intended for families living on post. These include two elementary schools, a middle school, and one high school.

Knox Hills Community Amenities

Amenities vary depending on the neighborhood you choose at Fort Knox but include some of the following: Air conditioning, fenced-in backyards, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookups, cable/Satellite hookups, garages, and carports. Each house also has a dishwasher, oven/stove range, and ceiling fans. Included in your rental are lawn services, trash and recycle pick up, and utilities are included. Select units will have a fireplace and basement. The rental homes at Knox Hills are newly upgraded and remodeled. As you come home each day, enjoy modern interior finishes, remodeled cabinets in your kitchen, and stylish vanities in the bathrooms. The community itself at Knox Hills offers amenities that will provide your family with entertainment year-round. The neighborhoods, much like your home, are pet friendly with a dog park on post. There are kids parks and a splash park within the gated community. There is also a basketball court, fitness center, and community center. Enjoy one of the many walking trails that make their way around the community. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year.

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We 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 Fort Knox. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Kentucky, in one of the twenty great neighborhoods the Knox Hills community has to offer at Fort Knox. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Fort Knox Housing Service.  

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