By Will Borger


Welcome to Fort Irwin! Located about thirty-five miles north of Barstow in San Bernardino County, Fort Irwin was established by Teddy Roosevelt and is home to the National Training Center. Now that you have your orders and are on your way, you’re probably thinking about finding a place to live. Finding the right home can be hard, especially if you’re moving to a new area. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you get started and give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to your choices for housing on post at Fort Irwin.

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Fort Irwin, CA: In-Depth Welcome Center

Fort Irwin BAH

This link will allow you to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. Knowing your BAH is crucial for making a budget and guiding your home search. To learn more about how your military BAH rate is determined, visit our in-depth guide here.

Fort Irwin Barracks

Unaccompanied Housing for single soldiers housing at Fort Irwin is managed by each Unit. The Housing Division provides oversight and assistance to the Units and manages the approval of accounts for the Enterprise Military Housing (eMH) database.

Fort Irwin Unaccompanied Housing Division

Building 604, at the corner of Barstow and 5th Street.


1 (760) 380- 2776


Monday through Friday 0730 - 1600 Fort Irwin Housing Services Office

Fort Irwin Housing Services Office

The Housing Services Office should be your first point of contact when you get to Fort Irwin, whether you’re going to live on or off the installation. All service members, regardless of grade or marital status, are required to report to the HSO prior to entering in an agreement to rent, lease or purchase off-post housing. The HSO provides counseling, assistance in acquiring off-post rental housing, tenant-landlord complaint mediation, as well as listings of local real estate agents and property managers.

Fort Irwin Housing Services Office

4553 Tippecanoe Street Fort Irwin, CA, United States 92310


1 (760) 380-3576


Monday through Friday 0730 - 1600 Fort Irwin Housing Options

Fort Irwin Housing Options

The Villages at Fort Irwin

On-post housing at Fort Irwin is privatized through The Villages at Fort Irwin. Click here to browse the available floor plans and find the best one for you. Homes range from 2-4 bedrooms, and come in a wide variety of styles. Select homes are also available for single soldiers and civilians. There are several neighborhoods available, and the The Villages offers several amenities.

The Villages at Fort Irwin

4553 Tippecanoe St. Fort Irwin Ca 92310 Phone: 1 (760) 386-4663


Even though some neighborhoods may be available to all ranks, only certain homes within that neighborhood may be available to certain ranks.

Community Amenities

  • Resort-style swimming pool with splash pad
  • Multiple exercise facilities on-post
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with Cross Fit gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Baseball field
  • Soccer field
  • Covered picnic areas
  • Playgrounds and Tot-Lots
  • Four Neighborhood and Community Centers
  • Well-lit walking paths
  • Top-rated on-post and area schools
Home Amenities
  • Two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes
  • Private fenced-in backyards and patio space
  • Balconies with second-floor views
  • Two-car garage parking
  • Master suite with walk-in closet and dual vanities
  • Built-in pantry
  • Abundant counter space
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy-efficient windows with window coverings included
  • Spacious living rooms
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Granite countertops
  • Central air and heat
  • Trash removal included in rent
  • Cable and internet ready
  • ADA units available


Some amenities may vary based on floor plan.


When you’re moving, planning makes all of the difference. Fort Irwin has a number of housing options available for those living on-post. Sorting through them and finding the right one will take time, but we hope this guide will help you narrow down your options. Be sure to check availability based on rank and to contact the Housing Services Office for guidance when you start your search. With a little luck, you’ll soon be settled in and enjoying your new home.




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