7 VANDENBERG AFB HOUSING OPTIONS (NOW VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE)
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to Vandenberg Air Force Base (now Space Force Base) in sunny California. Moving can be tough especially when it’s across the country or somewhere completely new to you. Luckily you have a lot of resources to help you make the transition a little smoother. This guide will help you to choose from the housing options for Vandenberg AFB (now Space Force Base) and give you an idea of some off-base choices as well.
Suggested Read:Vandenberg Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Vandenberg AFB (Now Space Force Base) BAHBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is provided for you based on your rank and location. BAH is given if housing on post is not available and you are looking at living in the surrounding area. For more information on the BAH rates at your duty station, check out the handy BAH calculator below. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Vandenberg AFB (Now Space Force Base) BarracksUnaccompanied Housing (UH) is provided for single or unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. Any unaccompanied E-4 with more than three years will move into housing in the local community. The UH campus consists of nine buildings of 300 rooms and one building of 72 rooms (double occupancy) for students in their pipeline. Barracks amenities include a dayroom with TVs, gaming systems, and game tables.
Unaccompanied Housing347 S Dakota Ave Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
Phone: 1 (805) 605-2048
Vandenberg AFB (Now Space Force Base)Housing OfficeThe Military Housing Office (MHO) should be your first stop for any and all questions with regard to housing whether you are unaccompanied or have a family in tow. They can give you assistance in finding, applying, and moving into housing.
Vandenberg Space Force Base Military Housing Office602 Juniper St Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437
Phone: 1 (805) 606-3434
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0700-1600
Vandenberg AFB (Now Space Force Base) Housing Options
Vandenberg Family Housing at Vandenberg Air Force Base (Now Space Force Base)Vandenberg Family Housing is a gated community for active-duty families living on base. There are also select homes available to military retirees and DOD civilian employees. There are seven neighborhoods featuring two, three, and four-bedroom floor plans, fully equipped kitchens, full closets, and lots of storage space.
Vandenberg Family Housing602 Juniper St Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437
Phone: 1 (805) 734-1445 (Leasing)
Phone: 1 (805) 734-1445 (Maintenance)
Note: Even though some villages may include all ranks, only certain units within that village may be available to certain ranks.
Ranks: O1-O5 This neighborhood features three and four-bedroom homes with two and two and a half baths, fenced-in backyards, fully equipped kitchens, and a garage. Within walking distance of Crestview Elementary School and has multiple playgrounds and a basketball court.
Ranks: E1-E9, O1-O5, military retirees, DOD civilians Altimira features two, three, and four-bedroom homes with two to two and half baths. Homes have fenced-in backyards, fully equipped kitchens, and garages. Located within walking distance of Crestview Elementary School, this neighborhood has picnic areas and recreational trails.
Ranks: E1-E9, O1-O5, military retirees, DOD civilians Capistrano features two, three, and four-bedroom homes with two to two and half baths. Homes features ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchens, and garages. The neighborhood is within easy walking distance of the Youth Center and Crestview Elementary School and features several playgrounds as well as a basketball court.
4. El Camino Real
Ranks: O6-O7 El Camino Real is for senior officers and includes four-bedroom homes with two and a half to three baths. Homes have fireplaces, a garage, a patio, and fenced-in backyards. The neighborhood is close to playgrounds, picnic areas, recreational trails, and a basketball court.
5. La Purisma
Ranks: E1-E9, O1-O5, military retirees, DOD civilians La Purisma features two to four-bedroom houses with two to two and a half baths. Homes have fenced-in backyards, fully equipped kitchens, and garages. The neighborhood features a pool, splash park, and sports courts, as well as multiple playgrounds.
6. San Miguel
Ranks: E1-E9, O1-O5, military retirees, DOD civilians Houses in San Miguel are two to four bedrooms with two to two and a half baths. They feature a porch, fenced-in backyard, garages, and fully equipped kitchens.
7. Santa Ines
Ranks: O1-O5 This neighborhood features three to four-bedroom houses with two to two and a half baths. Houses have fenced-in backyards, garages, and fully equipped kitchens. It is close to the community center and the neighborhood has playgrounds, walking trails, and a pool.
ConclusionOn base housing is always a great option. Benefits of living on base include exclusivity, security, and modern, well-kept homes in a neighborhood of families. Proximity to schools and great amenities are just icing on the cake. Whether you decide to live on or off-base, the Military Housing Office should always be your first stop. Good luck with your move!
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