LUKE AFB HOUSING: 2 ON-BASE OPTIONS
By Chris La Porte
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Luke Air Force Base, located in Glendale, Arizona. Luke AFB lies within the fast-growing community of Maricopa County, where there is the element of a fresh beginning everywhere you look. The community here is a big supporter of military personnel and offers a warm welcome to you and your family. We hope this guide is a valuable resource for you as you settle into your new living arrangements in the Luke AFB housing communities. You’ll find that your new home has many outdoor activities to enjoy, with plenty of options for entertainment in the growing communities around the base.
Suggested Read: Luke Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Luke AFB BAHTo look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search. To learn more about your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Luke AFB BarracksAt Luke AFB, unaccompanied housing is available to enlisted ranks E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. For unaccompanied Airmen of rank E-4 with greater than three years of service, they may find housing in the local community. All single service members must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on post after service hours will be assigned temporary living quarters until the next duty day. A private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens, and supplies required for comfortable living are provided to every Airman. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas, and there are no pets allowed in the barracks. The centrally located dormitories are within walking distance of many of the base’s amenities, including the dining facility, fitness center, barber, post office, Exchange, bowling center, and library. Other amenities include two full basketball courts, a soccer field, three volleyball courts, a gaming room, and a 12 person theater. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional, and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
Luke AFB Unaccompanied Housing Office13970 W. Gillespie St Luke AFB AZ 85309
Phone:1 (623) 856-7841
Luke AFB Housing OfficeThe first thing you should do once you relocate to Luke Air Force Base is head to the Housing Management Office. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Management Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement, and tenant-landlord disputes.
Luke AFB Housing Management Office13970 W. Gillespie St Luke AFB Az. 85309
Phone:1 (623) 856-7643
Luke AFB Housing OptionsMilitary family housing at Luke AFB is privatized. We advise you to contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know that you are moving to Luke AFB. There, you will receive the latest information about privatized housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about base-specific policies.
Balfour Beatty Communities (Luke Family Homes)The community at Luke Family Homes features rentals with two, three, and four-bedroom floor plans and professionally managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. There are two distinct neighborhoods within the Luke Family Homes community–Ocotillo Manor and Saguaro Manor. Each neighborhood and rental house comes with a set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Each residence is also pet friendly with a two pet limit. Amenities vary depending on the neighborhood and floor plan that you choose at Luke AFB but include some of the following: Central heating and air, patio, washer/dryer connections, ample storage space, fenced backyards, and fully equipped kitchens. Utilities are also included, along with trash pickup and lawn care services. The community itself at Luke Family Homes offers amenities that will provide your family with entertainment year-round. The two neighborhoods include basketball courts, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, and a pool. You will also have convenient access to a fitness center and community center. Be sure to keep up to date with the community as there are many free community events hosted throughout the year. Applying here is similar to living in the local community. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the property manager. If your family has school-aged children, the housing on base is within the Dysart Unified School District. Luke AFB has no schools on base, but there are dozens of school districts in the area to choose from. It is important to research schools in the area before making a housing decision.
Luke AFB Family Homes1368 Kachina Glendale, AZ 85307
Phone: 1 (623) 388-3515
- Monday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Sunday: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
1. Ocotillo Manor
Ranks:E1-E6 The homes within Ocotillo Manor range from three to four bedrooms. These homes feature a garage and master suite. Residents here will enjoy walking paths and plentiful parks nearby.
2. Saguaro Manor
Ranks:All ranks; military retirees; DoD civilians; general public Saguaro Manor offers homes that range from two bedrooms to four. Many of the floor plans offer a patio, garage, and a master suite. The residents here have easy access to the community center, playgrounds, and basketball courts.
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new posting at Luke AFB. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Arizona, in one of the two great neighborhoods the Family Housing community has to offer at Luke Air Force Base. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the Luke AFB Housing Service.
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