SCOTT AFB HOUSING: 6 ON BASE OPTIONS
By Kevin Lankes
IntroductionScott Air Force Base is located in St. Clair County, Illinois. It began as a training camp for airmen after the U.S. entered into World War I. Nowadays, the base employs over 13,000 people, including active service members, contractors, and reservists. It’s the headquarters of Air Mobility Command and the Eighteenth Air Force. The base houses many major units with varying assignments, and it houses somewhere close to 3,000 people. Read on and use this guide to learn more about the housing options available to you on base on Scott AFB.
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Scott AFB BAHFor airmen arriving with PCS to Scott AFB who are looking to live off base, qualifying for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is crucial. Many personnel with families are going to want to live in the surrounding area instead of utilizing on-base housing options in the several communities within the perimeter. BAH is doled out monthly based on your rank and the zip code where you choose to live. This way, an airman with a lot of seniorities will have a nice chunk of cash to help them with housing, and airmen just starting out will get some reasonable compensation for a place of their own as well. 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.
Scott AFB BarracksUnaccompanied personnel housing for Scott AFB is for single or unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E5 or below and can be reached at 1 (618) 256-3646 or (618) 256-3645.
Unaccompanied Housing701 Hangar Rd Scott AFB, IL 62225
Scott AFB Housing OfficeThe housing office at Scott AFB is a fantastic resource. Start by giving them a call. The staff here can help you plan the best way to get to base, how to bring your stuff with you and store it when you get here, and accommodate your family and any specific needs.
Scott AFB Housing Office4570 George Washington Drive Scott AFB, IL, 62225
Phone: 1 (618) 744-9882
Scott AFB Housing Options and CommunitiesOn-base housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities. They have a 40-year history of offering housing options to service members and their families. The communities at Scott AFB are pet friendly and include multiple amenities, like playgrounds, swimming pools, accessible trails, and more. If you have any questions or need specific information to plan for your exact needs, you can reach Hunt by phone at 1 (877) 837-9710.
Hunt Military Communities at Scott AFB
Ranks: O01, O02, O03, O04, O05, O06, O01E, O02E, O03E, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05. These are 3 and 4-bedroom duplexes with over 2,200 square feet of space and 2 or 2.5 bathrooms. They offer covered patios, big backyards with a surrounding fence, central air, hardwood floors, and so much more. The 24-hour maintenance service should help keep you and your family sleeping soundly. All the regular amenities of a household are present, including a washer and dryer and kitchen appliances. The triplex version is eligible for lease by ranks O01, O02, O03, O04, O05, O06, O01E, O02E, O03E, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05. The duplex is reserved for rank O06.
Ranks: E01, E02, E03, E04, E05, E06, E07, E08, E09, O01, O02, O03, O04, O05, O06, O01E, O02E, O03E, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05 These gorgeous Georgia-revival brick homes offer the speediest commute to base offices. The 1,330 square-foot floor plans hold hardwood flooring, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 half baths. A detached garage comes along with your lease. They also have central air, landscaping services, a deck, a sunroom, and more. This is a great option for architecture buffs and smaller families. Airmen going solo might also decide to drop their bags here.
3. Lincoln’s LandingLincoln’s Landing is a community containing detached homes and duplexes. These are 3 and 4-bedroom homes with 1,800-2,300 square feet of space. There are tons of great features to these homes, like a 2-car garage, front porch and back patio, walk-in closets, and more. There are multiple floor plans available in Lincoln’s Landing and all of them have separate rank requirements, so it’s best to do your research before you arrive. Lincoln’s Landing is a great spot for full families who need to stretch out and have their own space.
4. Patriots Landing
Ranks: E1-E6 Inside Patriots Landing are duplex and fourplex homes between 965 and 2,010 square feet of space. The floor plans available are numerous and the rank requirements depend on which one you select. There’s a community center with a fitness room, basketball courts, playgrounds, and a pool. Inside the homes you’ll find 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms with 1-2.5 baths. You’ll also get a garage here and additional storage space. There’s a covered front porch and back patio, central air, and all the regular appliances. There are so many variables to decide on your perfect housing specifications here. If you’re willing to put a bit of work in, then anyone can find the perfect fit at Patriots Landing.
5. Shiloh East
Ranks: E01, E02, E03, E04, E05, E06, E07, E08, E09, O01, O02, O03, O04, O05, O06, O01E, O02E, O03E, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05 Shiloh East is a community of 3 and 4-bedroom ranch homes. These houses are between 1,471 and 1,561 square feet in size. There are nearby playgrounds in Shiloh East, and the houses come with an attached garage, a backyard with a fence, a covered porch, and more. There’s a community fitness center, and the neighborhood is close to the hospital, food options, and other base amenities. Since most everyone is welcome here, you’ll have the benefit of living next to a diverse group of people in various stages of their lives.
6. Shiloh West
Ranks: O04-O06, W04, W05 The single-family homes at Shiloh West offer spacious floor plans of up to 2,598 square feet. There are backyards here, privacy fences, central air, covered porches, and the houses come with 2-car garages and extra storage. There are multiple floor plans here, some with ceiling fans, breakfast bars, laundry rooms, and other unique features. The homes at Shiloh West are perfect for big families looking to carve out their own space at Scott AFB.
ConclusionIf you’re moving to Scott AFB and living here full time, then check out all the options from Hunt Military Communities before you go. You can check the floor plans and get an exact picture of what your new home will look like. Make sure to call in advance to check availability. You can chat with a representative who will take you through the application process and happily explain everything you need to know. Most importantly, enjoy your time living on base in Scott AFB housing.
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