Presidio of Monterey Community

Presidio of Monterey
9 Presidio of Monterey Housing Options (2021 Edition)
9 Presidio of Monterey Housing Options9 Presidio of Monterey Housing Options

9 Presidio of Monterey Housing Options (2021 Edition)


Welcome to the beautiful and historic area of Monterey Bay, on the coast of California! Now that you’ve received your orders for the Presidio of Monterey, home of the Defense Language Institute, 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 to 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 all the best housing options available for you on and around the Monterey Bay area.

Presidio of Monterey BAH

Presidio of Monterey 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.

Presidio of Monterey Barracks

Soldiers who have just finished their Basic Combat Training, and who are reporting to the Defense Language Institute as their first long-term duty assignment, will be restricted to living on post in the barracks for the first four weeks. Each military service brand has its own housing policies so reach out to the Unaccompanied Housing office for details.

Unaccompanied Housing
4250 General Jim Moore Blvd.
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 1 (831) 242-7973

Presidio of Monterey Housing Office

Defense Language Institute Housing Office

The Housing Service Center should be your first stop. This office offers relocation services and personalized housing services for military personnel and their families as they get settled into their new surroundings.

The Housing Services Office
Ord Military Community (Former Fort Ord)
Building 4250 General Jim Moore Blvd .
Phone: (831) 242-7979

  • Monday through Friday – 7:45am to 4:45pm

The Housing Services Office provides housing support for all service members and their families affiliated with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. In addition to the Defense Language Institute personnel, the office also provides housing assistance to service members connected to the Presidio of Monterey, Navy Postgraduate School, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Coast Guard, and Recruiting and Reserve Commands. If you are inbound to the Monterey Bay area, your point of contact for relocation assistance regarding housing in the local area is the HSO. For those leaving Monterey, the HSO will assist with information about your next duty station and the availability of housing as well as other support functions at your new location.

Presidio of Monterey Housing Options

Presidio of Monterey Housing Options

Family housing for Defense Language Institute students and permanent party personnel is available at Fort Ord and La Mesa Village. Privatized housing boasts a variety of neighborhoods with many benefits and amenities.

Residents in The Parks at Monterey Bay Homes can enjoy the convenience of on-site management and maintenance, a calendar full of resident activities and events, access to pools and fitness centers, and so much more.

Applying for post housing is easy, but don’t hesitate to call 1 (877) 644-0400 Ext 504 or Ext 341 if you have questions.

The Parks at Monterey Bay
La Mesa Village Leasing Office
1200 Fechteler Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 1 (831) 644-0400

  • Monday through Wednesday – 0800 to 1700
  • Thursday – 0900 to 1700
  • Friday – 0800 to 1700
  • Saturday and Sunday – closed

Fort Ord Village Leasing Office
3301 Monterey Road
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 1 (831) 392-0740

  • Monday through Wednesday – 0800 to 1700
  • Thursday – 0900 to 1700
  • Friday – 0800 to 1700
  • Saturday and Sunday – closed

Presidio of Monterey On-Post Housing Options

1. Presidio Park

Ranks: E1-E6

The historic homes on the Presidio are reserved for key and essential military personnel. Residents have a variety of options in the community, from two to six bedrooms, with lots of room to move around.

Fort Ord Housing Options

1. Doe Park

Ranks: E5-E9, O1-O6. W1-W3

Doe Park is a quaint community with tree-lined streets featuring three- and four-bedroom homes. It is home to the community’s popular Rec Center and many outdoor amenities, and is just down the road from the Commissary and Post Exchange.

2. Fitch Park

Ranks: E5-E9, O1-O6. W1-W5

Fitch Park enjoys many outdoor community spaces and easy access to the Fort Ord biking and hiking trail network. Its three- and four-bedroom homes feature desirable porches or balconies for enjoying the bay-side climate and views.

3. Hayes Park

Ranks: E1-E4

Adjacent to Bayonet and Black Horse golf course, this cozy neighborhood features stunning ocean views from most of its three- and four-bedroom homes. This neighborhood is home to tennis and basketball courts, an outdoor play area, and the Monterey Military Attic.

4. Stilwell Park

Ranks: E1-E4

Located just off of Monterey Road, Stilwell Park is an inviting neighborhood offering renovated and spacious two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes with upgraded interior living spaces and loads of curb appeal.

La Mesa Military Housing in Monterey

1. Capehart Forest

Ranks: O4-O6, W4-W5

Tucked away in the southwest corner of the community, Capehart Forest is a neighborhood retreat. These three- and four-bedroom homes (from 1,700 to 2,400 square feet) enjoy proximity to La Mesa Elementary and an outdoor play area, as well as breathtaking views.

2. La Mesa Cliffs

Ranks: O4-O6, W4-W5

Seated right next to La Mesa Elementary School, La Mesa Cliffs is a peaceful wooded neighborhood comprising three- and four-bedroom homes from 1,700 to 2,100 square feet. Boasting high elevations, this neighborhood has spectacular views of the surrounding hills’ greenery and the bay.

3. Terrace Oaks

Ranks: E5-E9, O1-O6, W1-W5

Terrace Oaks is ideally located a short walk from the La Mesa Village Community Center, the Navy Lodge and La Mesa Elementary School. The neighborhood features two-, three- and four-bedroom homes overlooking the bay.

4. Wherry Grove

Ranks: E7-E9, O1-O6, W1-W5

Amenities abound in Wherry Grove, a vibrant neighborhood of three- and four-bedroom homes. Walk to multiple soccer fields, a basketball court, and even the Tech Connection Teen & Youth Center.


While uprooting your life to move to a new place can be stressful, there are so many great housing options to be found near the Presidio of Monterey, many of them with ocean views! Depending on your rank and family’s needs, there’s sure to be a home that’s perfect for you in the beautiful and historic Monterey Bay area. On-post housing is at a premium so start looking now 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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