FORT WAINWRIGHT HOUSING: 10 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 Wainwright.
Suggested Read:Fort Wainwright Alaska: In-Depth Welcome Center
Fort Wainwright 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 Wainwright BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing is for single unaccompanied soldiers in the ranks of E5 or below and can be reached at 1 (907) 361-4537 or 1 (907) 361-4518. 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 Fort Wainwright's website for more information.
Fort Wainwright Housing OfficeIf you will not be living in the barracks at Fort Wainwright, 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 Wainwright Housing Services OfficeBuilding 3401, Room 100 Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone:1 (907) 353-1190
Fort Wainwright Military HousingAt Fort Wainwright, Alaska, 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 North Haven Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing the community. Fort Wainwright's military family housing neighborhoods offer a variety of house styles and floor plans. Neighborhoods feature playgrounds and parks, recreational trails, a community center, and more. School-age children living in Fort Wainwright on-base housing can attend schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Arctic Light Elementary School is located on post. Applying for on-post housing is easy, but don't hesitate to contact the leasing office if you have questions.
Leasing Office3401 Santiago Ave. Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone:1 (888) 347-2985
Note:Military housing with North Haven Communities is available for active-duty military families, military retirees, and DOD civilians assigned to Fort Wainwright and nearby Eielson Air Force Base.
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
- Kitchens have all major appliances.
- Washer and dryers.
- Utilities included.
- 24-hour emergency maintenance service.
- Lawn care.Waste collection.
- Snow removal on roads and sidewalks.
Features of Fort Wainwright Neighborhoods
- Community center with an indoor playground, big-screen TV, and a number of events and activities.
- Playgrounds and recreation areas.
- Basketball courts.
- Walking and jogging trails.
- Dog park.
The Neighborhoods at Fort Wainwright
1. Bear Paw
Ranks:JNCOs The Bear Paw neighborhood includes townhomes with three to four bedrooms and heated garages. The community is close to the front gate, shoppette, and child development center. It is within walking distance of Arctic Light Elementary School.
2. Chena Bend
Ranks:FGOs, SOs Chena Bend is a small, quiet neighborhood by the Chena River. The neighborhood has single-family and duplex-style homes with three to four bedrooms. Homes have fully finished basements, heated garages, back decks, and wood fences. The community is close to three parks.
3. Denali Village
Ranks:JNCOs Denali Village has townhomes with three or five bedrooms. Homes have heated garages. The community is close to the front gate and shoppette.
4. Gertsch Heights
Ranks:JNCOs Gertsch Heights has townhomes with three or four bedrooms. The neighborhood’s ranch-style, ADA-compliant home has three bedrooms. Homes have heated garages. Some units feature basements and fenced-in backyards. This community is close to the front gate and multiple parks. It is within walking distance of Arctic Light Elementary School.
5. North Town
Ranks:SNCOs, CGOs, FGOs, SOs A quiet neighborhood near the airfield, North Town has townhomes with three to five bedrooms. Some units feature heated garages, fenced-in backyards, and unfinished basements. The neighborhood is near multiple parks.
6. Northern Lights
Ranks:JNCOs The Northern Lights neighborhood has a combination of mid-century designed and newer construction townhomes with two to three bedrooms. Some units feature fenced-in backyards, basements, and heated garages. The community is close to the front gate, shoppette, and child development center. It is within walking distance of Arctic Light Elementary School.
7. Siku Basin
Ranks:JNCOs, SNCOs, CGOs, FGOs, SOs Siku Basin features modern townhomes with three or five bedrooms and heated garages. The neighborhood is close to Trainor Gate and Birch Ski Hill. Ladd Elementary School and Tanana Middle School are within walking distance.
8. Southern Cross
Ranks:JNCOs Southern Cross has a combination of mid-century designed and newer construction townhomes with three to four bedrooms and heated garages. Basements and fenced-in backyards are available with some units. The community is close to the front gate, the youth center, playgrounds, and the dog park. It is within walking distance of Arctic Light Elementary School.
9. Taku Gardens
Ranks:JNCOs The Taku Gardens neighborhood has mid-century designed duplexes with three bedrooms and basements. The community is close to the community center, the dog park, and Bassett Army Community Hospital. It is within walking distance of Arctic Light Elementary.
10. Tanana Trails
Ranks:SNCOs, CGOs Tanana Trails features four-bedroom duplexes. Homes have heated garages and fenced-in backyards. The community is near paved nature trails and a community pavilion.
ConclusionMoving to a new place can be stressful, but there are plenty of great housing options at Fort Wainwright. 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 Wainwright. This office can provide important information on-post housing availability and possible waitlists for housing. We hope you find Fort Wainwright is soon home sweet home.
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