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Camp Pendleton Housing: 25 On Base Options (2021 Edition)
Camp Pendleton Housing: 25 On Base OptionsCamp Pendleton Housing: 25 On Base Options

Camp Pendleton Housing: 25 On Base Options (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Can you believe that you’re lucky enough to get orders for America’s Finest City and one of the premier Marine installations in the United States? Now that you’ve received your orders, you may be stressing about finding a place to live, especially one that’s affordable. House hunting under any conditions can be overwhelming but it’s amplified when you’re moving somewhere you’ve probably never been before and you don’t have a lot of time to do research for yourself. We’ve put together this useful guide to help you find out about the best housing options available for you at Camp Pendleton.

Suggested Read: Camp Pendleton California: In-Depth Welcome Center

Camp Pendleton BAH

Camp Pendleton BAH

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.

Camp Pendleton Barracks

All single service personnel must first report to the Installation Personnel Administration Center Inbound Center for inprocessing at Camp Pendleton. Marines will be assigned temporary barracks for the duration of inprocessing requirements. Barracks are distributed once a Marine is assigned to a unit.

Single personnel in the rank of private (E-1) to sergeant (E-5) are eligible to stay in the barracks. Some married Marines may be eligible to stay in barracks under certain circumstances. To determine eligibility, contact the IPAC Inbound Center at 1 (760) 763-5203.

Camp Pendleton Housing Office

Camp Pendleton Housing Office

The Main Housing Office should be your first stop. This office offers relocation services and information on new duty stations (worldwide) for Marines and their families as they get settled into their new surroundings.

The Main Housing Office helps Marines and their families secure off-base housing or guides them with their on-base options. For families and those of higher rank, you can contact Lincoln Military Housing at 1 (760) 712-3788 or DeLuz Family Housing at 1 (760) 385-4835 to check the availability of privatized housing for your rank and family size.

Main Housing Office
98 San Jacinto Road
Camp Pendleton, CA 92058
Phone: 1 (760) 725-5995

Camp Pendleton Housing Options

Camp Pendleton Housing Options

Camp Pendleton Family Homes

Camp Pendleton has two property managers for on-base housing: Lincoln Military Housing and DeLuz Family Housing via Hunt Military Communities. The base communities have single-family, duplex, townhome and apartment-style living, from two to five bedrooms. On-base housing boasts 25 pet-friendly neighborhoods with amenities like basketball courts, community centers with fitness rooms, dog parks, playgrounds, tot lots, business centers and swimming pools.
Camp Pendleton’s on-base housing residents can enjoy the convenience of on-site management and maintenance, curbside trash and recycling pick-up, lawn care services and a calendar full of resident activities and events.
School-age children living on base can enroll and attend one of the five elementary schools found on base, depending on which community they live in. These are not Department of Defense schools but are connected to separate area school districts: Oceanside Unified School District and Fallbrook Union Elementary School District.

For more information on area schools, visit our in-depth guide here.

Applying for on-base housing is easy, but don’t hesitate to call the housing office at 1 (760) 725-5995 if you have questions.
Note: On-base family housing is open for active-duty military personnel of a certain rank stationed at Camp Pendleton. Select neighborhoods are open to other qualified applicants at DeLuz Family Housing, including military retirees, DOD federal employees and National Guard applicants in select neighborhoods.

Lincoln Military Housing

Lincoln Military Housing
98 San Jacinto Road
Camp Pendleton, CA 92058
Phone: 1 (760) 712-3788

1. Del Mar I

Ranks: W1-O9
The Del Mar I community includes one and two-story homes with one, two, or three bedrooms in a duplex or single-family style. The homes include carpet and vinyl flooring and are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups (both electrical and gas), small patios and/or backyards, and a one-car garage. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym, and a multi-purpose community center. Del Mar I’s great location means that shopping, duty stations, and attractions are just minutes away.

2. Del Mar II

Ranks: W1-O3

The Del Mar II community includes one or two-story homes with three bedrooms in a duplex or single-family style. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, small patios and/or backyards, and a one-car garage. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym, and a multi-purpose community center.

3. Edson

Ranks: E1-5

The Edson community is just a mile from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes townhome-style, two, three, or four-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with attached garages, gourmet kitchens and spacious dining rooms. Select floor plans are equipped with Corian countertops, white thermo-foil cabinets, dishwashers, gas stoves with self-cleaning ovens, large refrigerators, a breakfast bar area, a skylight, vaulted ceilings, a bay window, private patios, and ceiling fans throughout. Homes include washer/dryer hookups with large spacious laundry rooms (which for most double as an office). Community amenities include a pool, several tot lots, basketball courts, a gym, and a multi-purpose community center.

4. Forster Hills

Ranks: E1-E3

The Forster Hills community includes one or two-story three-bedroom homes in a duplex-style layout. The unfurnished homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookups, garbage disposal, a fenced-in backyard and a single-car garage. The Forster Hills offers residents amenities like a pool, a tot-lot, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

5. Harborview

Ranks: E6-E9; WO1-O3E

The Harborview community is just 3 miles from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5 and a few miles from the famed Del Mar Beach and Oceanside Pier. The Harborview community is one of the newer housing communities on base and includes duplex-style, three or four-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with attached two-car garages, energy-efficient dishwashers, gas ranges, garbage disposals and washer/dryer hookups. All homes include a small patio with a large fenced-in yard.

6. O’Neill Heights

Ranks: E6-E9

The community is less than 4 miles from the MCCS country store, exchange and fast-food restaurants. The O’Neill Heights community includes single-story homes with three or four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups and an attached garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

7. O’Neill Heights East

Ranks: E4-E5

The O’Neill Heights East community is less than 4 miles from the MCCS country store, exchange and fast-food restaurants. The community includes two-story homes with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, a patio and an attached garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

8. Pacific View

Ranks: E4-E5

The Pacific View community is just a mile from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes two-story homes with two, three or four bedrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hookups, a patio and a two-car garage. Community amenities include a pool, 13 tot lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

9. San Luis Rey

Ranks: W1-O9

The San Luis Rey community includes one and two-story, three and four-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups and a backyard. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

10. San Mateo Point

Ranks: W1-O6

Although it is part of the San Onofre community, San Mateo Point is just outside of the main 51 Area in a gated community all its own. Housing is minutes away from the world-famous Trestles, Church’s and San Onofre Surf Beaches. The community is made up of two-story, duplex-style, three and four-bedroom homes with two and a half baths. The homes are equipped with a gas range, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, an enclosed back patio and a two-car garage. Community features exclusive to San Mateo Point residents include use of a new dog park, clubhouse, pool and several tot lots, as well as fitness centers and a multi-purpose community center.

11. San Onofre I

Ranks: E4-E5; WO1-O5

The San Onofre I community is located near San Clemente, in the 51 Area on the north side of base, just 20 minutes from the front gate of Camp Pendleton. San Onofre I homes include single and two-story homes, offered as either single units or as a duplex with two, three, four, or five bedrooms. The homes are equipped with washer/dryer hookups, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, a one or two-car attached garage and a fenced-in backyard. Community features include dog parks, community centers, heated pools, fitness centers and multiple tot lots.

12. San Onofre II

Ranks: E1-E3

The San Onofre II community is near San Clemente, in the 51 Area on the north side of base, just 20 minutes from the front gate of Camp Pendleton. San Onofre II homes include two-story, townhouse-style homes, with two bedrooms and one and a half baths or three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The homes are equipped with washer/dryer hookups, a microwave, a gas range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, an attached single car garage and an enclosed back patio. Community features include dog parks, community centers, heated pools, fitness centers and multiple tot lots.

13. San Onofre III

Ranks: E6-E9

The San Onofre III community is in the 51 Area on the north side of base, just 20 minutes from the front gate of Camp Pendleton. San Onofre III homes include two-story, duplex style, three or four-bedroom homes with two and a half baths. The homes are equipped with washer/dryer hookups, a microwave, a gas range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, a two-car attached garage and a fenced-in backyard. Community features include dog parks, community centers, heated pools, fitness centers and multiple tot lots.

14. Santa Margarita

Ranks: E1-E5

The Santa Margarita community is on base, just 4 miles from the front gate of Camp Pendleton. The community includes two-story, two-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, a small patio and an attached garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

15. Seaside Village

Ranks: E6-E9; WO1-O3

Seaside Village is a brand new community featuring three and four-bedroom homes with two-car garages. Each home features fenced backyards and energy-efficient appliances. The community also features a new community center with a pool, outdoor fireplace, gorgeous demonstration kitchen, game room with poker tables, air hockey and more and a gym with state-of-the-art equipment with personal TV screens. The community offers ample activities with six tot lots, three basketball courts and three dog parks.

16. Serra Mesa

Ranks: E1-E5

The Serra Mesa community is within walking distance of the MCCS country store, exchange and fast-food restaurants. The community includes two-story homes with one or two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. The townhouse-style homes are equipped with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

17. South Mesa I

Ranks: E4-E9

The South Mesa I community is on base, just 4 miles from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes duplex-style, three or four-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with a gas range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, a small patio and an attached garage. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

18. South Mesa II

Ranks: E1-E3

The South Mesa II community is just 4 miles from the front gate of Camp Pendleton. The South Mesa II community includes townhome-style, two-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with a gas range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, a small patio and an attached garage. Community amenities include a pool, several tot-lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

19. Stuart Mesa

Ranks: E1-E5

The Stuart Mesa community is a mile from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes townhome-style, two, three, four, or five-bedroom homes. The homes are equipped with attached automatic garages, gourmet kitchens and spacious dining rooms. Select floor plans are equipped with Corian countertops, white thermo-foil cabinets, dishwashers, gas stoves with self-cleaning ovens, a breakfast bar area, a skylight, vaulted ceilings, a bay window, private patios and ceiling fans throughout. Homes include washer/dryer hookups with large spacious laundry rooms (which for most double as an office). Community amenities include a pool, several tot lots, basketball courts, tennis courts, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

20. Wire Mountain I

Ranks: E1-E9

The Wire Mountain I community is just a mile from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The Wire Mountain I community includes duplex-style, one or two-story homes, with three or four bedrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, small patios and a two-car garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

21. Wire Mountain II

Ranks: E4-5; E8-E9

The Wire Mountain II community is 4 miles from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes duplex-style, one or two-story homes, with three or four bedrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, small patios and a two-car garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

22. Wire Mountain III

Ranks: E4-E5

The Wire Mountain III community is just a mile from the front gate of Camp Pendleton and Interstate 5. The community includes duplex-style, single-story homes, with three or four bedrooms. The homes are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-ups, a fenced-in backyard and a one-car garage with a garage door opener. Community amenities include a pool, tot lots, a gym and a multi-purpose community center.

DeLuz Family Housing

DeLuz Family Housing
108 Marine Drive
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 1 (760) 385-4835

1. Central DeLuz

Ranks: E1-E3; DOD Federal Employee, Extended TDY, National Guard, Retired Military

Central De Luz is made up of spacious 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom, one-story single-family duplex homes. The harmonious architecture styling of Central De Luz defines its character and the pedestrian-friendly streets and distinguished greenbelts provide easy access to the neighborhood.

2. North DeLuz

Ranks: E6-E9; DOD Federal Employee, Extended TDY, National Guard, Retired Military

North De Luz is made up of spacious 3- and 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex and fourplex homes. This community is distinguished by its prime location and sense of tranquility. Nestled in rolling hillsides, behind beautiful Lake O’Neill, your North De Luz home is just 5 to 10 minutes driving distance from the post office, shopping, entertainment and dining.

3. South DeLuz

Ranks: E4-E5; DOD Federal Employee, Extended TDY, National Guard, Retired Military

South De Luz is made up of spacious 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse-style homes. A walk through South De Luz reveals a sense of energy that comes from the close-knit community and urban-style living. Located close to on-base schools, South De Luz remains popular with families.

Conclusion

While uprooting your life to move to a new city can be stressful, there are so many great housing options to be found at Camp Pendleton. Depending on your rank and family’s needs, there’s sure to be a home that’s perfect for you in America’s Finest City. Housing on base is a hot commodity so start looking and put your name on the waiting list as soon as you can. We know you’ll enjoy living here in your new home!

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