Housing:Though there is government housing offered in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, more than 85 percent of the population lives off base, so you should start house hunting off base even if desire to live on base due to the long waiting period. There are several locations on which military family housing is located in addition to Ramstein AB. Landstuhl and Vogelweh are within 15 to 30 minutes of Ramstein AB. The inventory consists of 3 and 4-story multi-unit stairwell buildings and townhouses. All units have 110 and 220-volt electrical outlets, built-in dishwasher, mini-blinds or rolladens and ceiling fans. You will be responsible for yard maintenance and snow removal whether you decide to live on or off-base, so you may want to bring a lawnmower if you already have one. Cable television is available at resident expense (no satellite dishes or external antennas are authorized in base housing). Waterbeds and outside storage sheds are not permitted. Privately-owned outside recreation equipment may be installed inside the back yards of townhouses. Schools and playgrounds are located throughout the housing areas. The housing office for the KMC is located in Building 1001 at Vogelweh; phone 011-49-631-536-6671/6672, DSN 314-489-6671. A satellite office is located in Building 2410 on Ramstein AFB. Visit http://www.housing.af.mil/Units/Ramstein/ for information.
Community housing is an option. Rental properties are plentiful in the Ramstein area though the demand is also high. There are many surrounding villages that provide a very pleasant setting for families. Housing is very adequate and many families choose to live off-base. For information, visit link to the Community Housing on https://www.homes.mil for information.
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