GRAND FORKS AFB HOUSING: 8 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to Grand Forks AFB, located just outside of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Grand Forks is just south of the Canadian border so expect very cold winters and beautiful but short summers. Being so remote, you may not want to be far from base or be interested in buying a home to settle here. If that’s the case, on-base housing may be the best option for you. This guide will help you figure out your on-base housing options on Grand Forks AFB and get you started.
Suggested Read:Grand Forks AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center
BAH Grand Forks, NDBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is provided for your base based on your rank and location. BAH is given if housing on-base is not available and you are looking at living in the surrounding area. The calculator below will help you figure out your BAH for your rank, time in service, and duty station. You 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.
Grand Forks AFB BarracksUnaccompanied personnel can find housing through the Unaccompanied Housing office. Unaccompanied personnel in the ranks of E1-E3 and E-4 with fewer than three years’ service are eligible for unaccompanied housing. Each Airman is provided with a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and cleaning supplies. In most cases, you will be assigned a room in an area of the dormitories set aside for your unit to maintain unit integrity.
Grand Forks AFB Unaccompanied Housing636 7th Ave Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
Phone: 1 (701) 747-5677
Grand Forks AFB Housing OfficeTo apply for Grand Forks AFB base family housing, contact the Military Housing Office as soon as you receive your orders to Grand Forks AFB. The MHO team can inform you of the process and notify you of current wait times for housing, if any. For any other information, both accompanied or unaccompanied, on-base or off-base housing, you can check out the Navy’s housing website here. Housing on-base is a public-private partnership with Grand Forks AFB Homes. The Navy manages your housing application and the waitlist. The Privatized Managing Partner manages the lease signing, property management, and meeting the residents’ needs.
Grand Forks AFB Military Housing Office514 Louisiana Street Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
Phone: 1 (701) 747-3035
- Monday through Friday: 0700-1600
Grand Forks AFB Housing OptionsThere are eight distinct neighborhoods on Grand Forks AFB with various floor plans and amenities. The community is entirely pet friendly including large breed dogs though there are some restrictions on numbers and breeds.
Grand Forks AFB Housing AmenitiesCommunity amenities include:
- On-site management and maintenance
- Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts
- Community center with indoor playground
- Covered pavilions
- Curbside trash and recycling pick-up
- Dog park
- Fitness Center
- Lawn care services
- Multipurpose courts
- Pet friendly
- Playgrounds and tot lots
- Recreation trails
- Resident activities and events
- Sand volleyball courts
- Splash park
Note: Even though some neighborhoods may include all ranks, only certain units within that neighborhood may be available to certain ranks. Though some neighborhoods are open to all ranks, certain floor plans may be restricted to those of higher rank.
1. Dakota Skies
Ranks: E1-E9, O1-O4 This neighborhood has two to four bedroom homes with a fenced-in backyard, garage, and master suite. The neighborhood features walking trails and playgrounds and is very close to the Base Exchange, Nathan Twining Elementary School, and Grand Forks Commissary.
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, DoD civilians This neighborhood features three and four bedroom homes with a laundry room, garage, master suite, and porch. Located near Nathan Twining Elementary School and the nature preserve.
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, DoD civilians This neighborhood features two and three bedroom homes with amenities such as an arctic room, fenced-in yard and fully equipped kitchen. The neighborhood has a large playground and is close to the Base Exchange and medical clinic.
4. Northern Lights Estates
Ranks: E7-E8, O1-O6, military retirees, DoD employees This neighborhood features three and four bedroom homes less than a mile from the Main Gate. The homes have an open floor plan, patio, garage, and laundry room.
5. Prairie View Court
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, DoD employees This neighborhood features three bedroom homes with an arctic room, garage, master suite with double closets, and fenced-in yard. The neighborhood has its own playground and is just a half mile from Nathan Twining Elementary School.
6. Red River Crossing
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, DoD civilians This neighborhood features three and four bedroom homes including a laundry room with utility sink, open floor plan, deck, and garage. The neighborhood is located just a short distance from Nathan Twining Elementary School, and several playgrounds.
7. Rough Rider Way
Ranks: E1-E6, military retirees, DoD civilians This neighborhood features three bedroom homes that feature a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, master suite with walk-in closets, and plenty of storage. Within walking distance of walking and biking trails and a playground.
8. White Tail Range
Ranks: E7-E9 Located between the base’s two main thoroughfares and close to the Sunflower Chapel and Youth Center, this neighborhood features three and four bedroom homes. There are several floor plan layouts with arctic room, fenced-in yard and garage.
ConclusionMoving is a fact of life in the military, but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant and you don’t have to settle for a home you’re uncomfortable in. On-base housing is a great option and the base will provide plenty of services and amenities to make your time at your new duty station pleasant. Check our other articles to get your family settled, in school, fed, and find fun things to do around your new home!
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