By MyBaseGuide Staff Member

Housing Referral Office-(HRO) -- The HRO is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-base housing is the HRO. The HRO will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property. Ask about the Rental Partnership Program if planning to rent an apartment. Transfer coverage after you arrive.

Rental Options

Rental Partnership Program -- In order to help China Lake employees acquire housing in the community, the Family Housing Office has established the Rental Partnership Program. This program maintains information about the local housing market and directs military members to available housing in Ridgecrest and the surrounding Indian Wells Valley area.

Purchase Options

Ridgecrest housing is the affordable California. Homes in the Ridgecrest area are designed to fit every life style with a combination of simplicity and elegance. Whether you are looking for a modestly priced starter home, a townhouse, or a condominium, living in the Ridgecrest area can be fun, easy, and affordable. A wide variety of excellent housing is readily available at reasonable prices ... you can live only minutes from your office.

While the median home price in California is $465,000, Ridgecrest's median home price is only $175,000. Rentals range from $375 per month for a 1-bedroom apartment to $1500 per month for a luxury home. Home sites start at a mere $5,000.

A full service community, Ridgecrest has a fully staffed regional hospital, a career-oriented Community College and an award-winning educational system. Education is a priority, evidenced by 37% of adults over the age of 25 have a 4-year degree.

Free from traffic congestion, Ridgecrest's air ranks among the cleanest in the nation. Temperatures are similar to Palm Springs but average 10 degrees cooler.

A perfect place to raise a family, retire or pursue outdoor recreation. Ridgecrest is the Center of Influence in the Easter Sierra High Desert and a community with a clear vision of where it wants to go.




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