FORT LEONARD WOOD HOUSING: 7 ON-POST OPTIONS
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionSo you've been assigned orders to a new post, and now you're looking for a place to live. House hunting in the military can be challenging, especially if you're doing it from afar and don't know much about the area you're moving to next. Don't worry! Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you on post at Fort Leonard Wood.
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Fort Leonard Wood BAHYou can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Fort Leonard Wood BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing is for single or unaccompanied soldiers in the ranks of E5 or below and can be reached at 1 (573) 596-0973. If you're planning to live on post and don't have a family you're bringing along, this could be a great resource for you. Visit the Army Housing Online User Services website for more information.
Fort Leonard Wood Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in the barracks at Fort Leonard Wood, the Housing Services Office should be one of your first stops. This office offers relocation services and information and support for soldiers and families as they move to their new post.
Fort Leonard Wood Housing Services Office
Phone:1 (573) 596-0984
Fort Leonard Wood Military HousingAt Fort Leonard Wood, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Fort Leonard Wood Homes by Balfour Beatty Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing the community. Fort Leonard Wood's military family housing communities offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods feature community centers, playgrounds, splash parks, picnic areas, sports courts, and more. School-age children living in Fort Leonard Wood military housing attend schools in the Waynesville R-VI School District. There are no DOD schools on post. For more information on schools at and around Fort Leonard Wood, check out our in-depth guide here. Applying for on-post housing is easy, but don't hesitate to contact the leasing center if you have questions.
Leasing and Community Management Center235 Ellis St. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone:1 (573) 329-0122
Note:Fort Leonard Wood military housing is available for active-duty service members and qualified military retirees, DOD civilians, and general public applicants.
Benefits of Living in Post Housing• No application fees. • No credit checks. • No security deposit. • No commute or wait at the gate. • Convenient access to the commissary, exchange, and recreation facilities.
Post Housing Features and Amenities• Pet-friendly. • Kitchens have all major appliances. • Air conditioning. • Washer and dryer connections. • Water, sewer, and average electricity and gas included. • 24-hour emergency maintenance service. • Lawn care services. • Waste and (opt-in) recycling collection.
Features of Fort Leonard Wood Neighborhoods• Community centers with fitness centers and playrooms. • Splash parks. • Tennis and basketball courts. • Picnic areas. • Resident activities and events.
The Neighborhoods at Fort Leonard Wood
1. Eagle Point
Ranks:E5-E9 The Eagle Point neighborhood includes three- and four-bedroom homes with garages and patios. The community is close to Partridge Elementary School and the post’s north and south gates.
2. North Lieber Heights
Ranks:E7 Found near Partridge Elementary School and a large community park, the North Lieber Heights neighborhood has four-bedroom homes with garages.
3. North Stonegate
Ranks:E5-E7 The North Stonegate neighborhood has three- and four-bedrooms homes with garages and patios. The community has easy access to the post’s main gate and is close to a community center, fitness center, splash park, playground, and picnic pavilion.
4. Piney Estates
Ranks:E9, O5-O6 The Piney Estates neighborhood has four-bedroom homes with porches and garages. The community is close to Thayer Elementary School and a community center, playground, and splash park.
5. Piney Hills
Ranks:E5-E9, O1-O4 The Piney Hills neighborhood has two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes with porches and either a carport or a garage. The community is close to Thayer Elementary School and a community center, playground, and splash park.
6. South Lieber Heights
Ranks:E1-E9, O1-O6, military retirees, DOD employees Homes in the South Lieber Heights neighborhood have patios, carports, and two to four bedrooms. The neighborhood is close to a community center, fitness center, splash park, playground, and picnic pavilion. South Lieber Heights is also within walking distance of Wood Elementary School and has easy access to the post’s north and west gates.
Ranks:E1-E4, O1-O3 The Woodlands neighborhood has homes with three to four bedrooms, garages, and patios. This neighborhood is near a community center, playgrounds, Partridge Elementary School, and the post’s north and west gates.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options at Fort Leonard Wood. You're sure to find the ideal housing for you and your family's needs. Housing on post is limited, so be sure to connect with the Housing Services Office as soon as you receive your orders to Fort Leonard Wood. This office can provide important information on post housing availability and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find Fort Leonard Wood is soon home sweet home.
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