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Fort Riley Kansas

Me and my husband are moving to Fort Riley Kansas nd i would like to know if anyone has any information about where is a god place to live in and where is a good place for me to look for a job any information can help please
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Temple texas
Asked 1 year, 9 months ago
by Lourdez
Temple texas
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answer 1
Hi Lourdez,
My ex-husband and I lived in Ogden, KS when we first arrived. It is small but nice. I worked on base at the bank as a teller, receptionist and Jr. Loan Officer. We also lived on base housing and traveled to Manhattan for nice outings. I have fond memories and if you like snow you will enjoy it. I was also able to live in Junction City; the community is nice and friendly. There is always a need for baby sitters, work with pizza places, bank, mall & of course health care. You could always volunteer until you get used to the area, but a good way to find out what job would be best for you. Do you have children? Military wives spend alot of time together. I hope you enjoy your stay . I did and have no regrets. Good luck and would love to keep in touch. I moved here from San Antonio and also lived in Austin. Would love to hear how Ft. Riley and area has changed.
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Colorado Springs, CO
answered 1 year ago
by Mjgshortie
Colorado Springs, CO
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My family and I live in Ogden Ks. We love it here, they have great schools, its small and friendly, the community center does a lot for the town. I have met many military families here as well. its something you might check into. if you need any help, i would be more than happy to do what i can!
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Ogden, Ks(FT RILEY)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by Ryluant
Ogden, Ks(FT RILEY)
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My husband and I are currently here in Fort Riley. If you're a city person you are totally in for a culture shock. In order to get to the places that you might be used to in the city that you could get to in about 15 minutes, you're looking at about 45 minutes to an hour drive. We currently live on base in the Forsyth Housing area which is the newest houses on base. They are building more and more to accommodate the growing community. Manhattan is the best place to live if you want to feel like you are in the city. There is a lot more entertainment there. We lived there when we first got here but moved on base because it was more convenient as far as the commute as we both work on post. They also have elementary schools on post that our kids attend. The traffic out here isn't bad unless you are driving from Manhattan as they main route (K-18 or Fort Riley Boulevard) is under major construction and has been reduced to one lane. It can really be scary driving that route in bad weather and/or at night but eventually you will get used to that. Junction City is considered the "ghetto" but they are trying to build up the city to accommodate the growing military community as the replyer above stated. As far as work goes, there are plenty of job opportunities on and off base. I work on base at Irwin Army Community Hospital and I acquired my job from being a spouse. If you log onto USAjobs.gov and type in either Fort Riley or the zip 66442 it will bring up all the job listings for the area as far as government jobs. The ACS building on post can also help you with your job search. Fort Riley is a beautiful place but there really isn't much in the general area to do. You may find you and your family traveling quite often to Topeka or Kansas City for a taste of the city life if you get too bored. Anyway, hope I answered some of your questions. Happy travels if you guys haven't made it here yet.
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Fort Riley, KS
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by MrsLogan
Fort Riley, KS
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I agree to the above comment, Manhattan is the way to go. We were also there for almost 5 years. We called junction city "JC-The Ghetto".
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by reelswife
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answer 5
Hi,
My husband and I were at Ft. Riley for almost 5 years and we loved it. Most do. We lived in Manhattan, KS, which is about a 15 minute drive to Ft. Riley.
Anyway, Both Manhattan and Junction City (the town nearest the base) have done a lot to build up their towns to accomodate the military. The base grew very fast when they moved the Big Red One in from Germany and Ft. Campbell.
Manhattan has a nice small mall, and recently in the last couple of years gotten in a Olive Garden, Panera's, and may others that I just can't think of at the moment. Also, Kansas State University is in Manhattan. They also built a new public swimming pool in the down town park.
Kansas people are nice, welcoming, friendly, and happy to have us in their area. Others may say different, but I'm a firm believer that you will get treated the way you treat others.
Good luck, I hope you enjoy Ft. Riley, Kansas as much as we did.
Sincerely,
Karin H.
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Clarksville, TN
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by kham
Clarksville, TN
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Hi Lourdez!
I personally do not know anything about Fort Riley, but these sites look like they have some great information:

Fort Riley's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/FortRiley

Link to on post housing:
http://www.rileypicerne.com/relocat...

A review of Fort Riley on Army Wife Network with some great details:
http://www.armywifenetwork.com/?p=2...

I hope this helps!
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Lemoore, Ca
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by Briana Hartzell
Lemoore, Ca
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Moving To Fort Bliss, TX?

If you're moving to Fort Bliss, TX and have any questions, please let me know as I grew up there and travel there often on business.
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Phoenix, AZ
Asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by Chazz Pratt
Phoenix, AZ
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answer 1
I am currently stationed at Ft. Bliss. I arrived here a year ago from Ft. Stewart, GA. When I arrived here at Ft. Bliss, the hardest thing to find was a place to live. I had 10 days of PTDY and it took a while for me to find an apartment. I suggest you have an updated map on your GPS (if you have one). I have a 5 pound toy poodle which made it a little more difficult to find an apartment. On post housing wasn't too helpful either since there is a long waiting list. I suggest as soon as you get your orders to send them to Ft. Bliss housing so you can get on the list. Ft. Bliss is definitely not like GA, it is a big city. Ft. Bliss has changed a lot in the past year. Good luck with your move.
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Ft. Bliss, TX
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by helloclaudia
Ft. Bliss, TX
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I am currently stationed at Ft. Bliss. I arrived here a year ago from Ft. Stewart, GA. When I arrived here at Ft. Bliss, the hardest thing to find was a place to live. It is also a good idea to have an updated map on your GPS (if you have one). I had 10 days of PTDY and it took a while for me to find an apartment. I suggest you start calling places before you waste your gas and time to drive around. I have a 5 pound toy poodle which made it a little more difficult to find an apartment. On post housing wasn't too helpful either since there is a long waiting list. I suggest as soon as you get your orders to send them to Ft. Bliss housing so you can get on the list. Ft. Bliss is definitely not like GA, it is a big city. Ft. Bliss has changed a lot in the past year. Good luck with your move.
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Ft. Bliss, TX
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by helloclaudia
Ft. Bliss, TX
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My husband and I are currently at Fort Bliss right now. We will be PCS'ing to Fort Richardson, Alaska soon though. Make sure you get in contact with the housing office, so that you can get on the base housing wait list, if that is what you want as far as housing. I would suggest it, as housing is hard to come by around here lately. Get in contact with ACS here on Fort Bliss and they will give you the number to base housing. I'm pretty sure this is the number for ACS: (915) 568-7088
The army also gives sponsors. They help incoming soldiers and their families adjust, as well as welcome them, and show them around base. You can request those if you choose.
Craigslist posts a lot of available housing and its a good thing to check into if your not wanting base housing. Just look at the El Paso tab.
If you have any other questions, you can email me at: dana.lester@ymail.com and I would be glad to help you out. :)
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El Paso, TX
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by ArmyWife021010
El Paso, TX
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Brenda: I guess the answer to your housing question is best answered by Fort Bliss. They maintain lists for those who await Housing and can tell you what the availability and wait-times are if any.

As far as living Off-Post, El Paso is a relatively inexpensive place to live. If you decide to rent or buy property, you can get a lot of house for your money there.

As far as distance to Fort Bliss from your potential home, whether On-Post or Off-Post, you can pretty much get from the furthest parts of El Paso to the Main Gate in less than 30 minutes in most cases. You have several freeways and loops that can take you anyplace rather quickly. Specifically, Interstate 10 East/West, US 54 (a.k.a. Patriot Freeway) that runs North/South and closest to at least 2 Fort Bliss Gates, and Loop 375 that runs from Northeast El Paso to East El Paso while passing several gates. It's much easier to navigate than I've tried to explain here.

As far as schools, I'm told the On-Post Schools are very good. You might ask around about those. Off-Post offers 3 school districts; El Paso Independent School District, Ysleta Independent School District, and Socorro Independent School District. Lots of private schools, charter schools, and religious schools can be found in El Paso too.

As far as your Accounting background, there may be some opportunities on or close to Fort Bliss. Several companies have their headquarters or regional offices in El Paso. You may wish to check out the El Paso Chamber of Commerce or one of the other 2 Chambers for more information on things outside the post.

Spouse assistance can be found on Fort Bliss as well.

My Friend Brianna Hartzell who serves as the PCS Community Manager for this Blog may have more to add.
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Phoenix, AZ
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by Chazz Pratt
Phoenix, AZ
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Hello Chazz and thank you for offering us with your assistance. This will be my first PCS, and we are moving during the month of August to Fort Bliss. I'm from NJ and I don't have anybody there in TX. I have two kids, boy 9 and girl 4. I'm not quite sure if we should leave on-post or off-post. What do you suggest? Also, do you know anything about elementary schools on post? or do they have to attend an off-post school? I think their school and of course the community/neighborhood where we choose to live are my main concerns. Any suggestions? Also, I have a BA- Accounting, is it hard to find a job on-post?
Thank you in advance,
Brenda
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Rahway, NJ (Ft. Hamilton, NY)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by brendaliss
Rahway, NJ (Ft. Hamilton, NY)
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answer 6
Several spouses have left info on http://militarydutystations.com/bases/fort-bliss/
Feel free to stop by and take a look.
Chazz, it would be great if you stopped by the website and left some information there for others.
Regards.
Susanna
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Colorado Springs
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by BigHaynie
Colorado Springs
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answer 7
Emilie, Thank you so much for stopping by and posting a question! Sounds like you will have your hands full with this move, especially with four little ones!! I thought this review of Fort Bliss was helpful, I found it on Army Wife Network;
http://www.armywifenetwork.com/?p=3...

And this link form the Fort Bliss MWR has some good relocation information:
http://www.blissmwr.com/relocation/

Hope these help!
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Lemoore, Ca
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by Briana Hartzell
Lemoore, Ca
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answer 8
This review of Fort Bliss, from Army Wife Network, also has some great information about the resources on base.

http://www.armywifenetwork.com/?p=3...
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Lemoore, Ca
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by Briana Hartzell
Lemoore, Ca
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answer 9
Yes ! Hello i am moving to ft bliss texas this july 2011. We have not recieved our paper oders since my husband is at ft gordon at the moment. We have not recieved any straight answers on the whole pcs thing. my husband was in the marine corps before we joined the army so this whole army thing is new to me and the army seems to do things differently then the marine corps did. any information that you could give me would be totally beneficial. We also have an 8 year old girl and a 5 year old boy and a 1 year old girl and 3 month old boy .Thanks emilie .
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state college, pa
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by emilie yonker
state college, pa
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Moving to FL (Miami and surrounding area)

Single & no kids moving from MD to FL Miami area. Any suggestion of good areas (send zip codes)? I want to buy an apt walking or a short distance to shoppings &etc. It does not need to be on an ocean front. Thanks :-)
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MD
Asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by Baiana
MD
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answer 1
Hi there,
Glad you you find your place in FL. I am still checking the Miami areas and will add PP on the list.
Enjoy the Sunshine State!! :-)
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MD
answered 1 year ago
by Baiana
MD
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Did you ever find a place to live? My husband and I have a condo in Pembroke Pines, walking distance from the Pembroke Lakes Mall. PP is not far from Miami. I don't know where you ended up or if you are still looking.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by AC0544
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I was born and raised in Dade county (Miami) and it is a great place for someone with no kids! suggest Kendall, which is close enough to drive to all the "Hot spots". Currently in the Kendall Lakes area you can get an apartment of condo super cheap compared to when I lived there. I suggest looking in the 152,154,157 are of 80th-88th street. Good luck
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by JLugo
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answer 4
Hi there,
Tks for your note. Yes, I have heard about these cities and comments about Miami. I also started considering other locations outside of Miami (Tampa, Orlando and Plantation). I just want to move South, tired of cold and expensive cost of living that WDC/MD area is. :-)
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MD
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by Baiana
MD
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Miami is a Latin cultural pot. I moved from there 8 years ago as I felt I was in a foreign country. If you go to south Dade you will find many Spanish speaking folks not able to speak English.
I live in Plantation and it is a mixed bag of married families and singles. I love it.. I also would recommend Ft Lauderdale before Miami. One place I would live in Miami is a town called Aventura. Possible good place for singles. Miami is a glitzy town . If you want the Latin experience check out Brickell area. Great for singles. For men Miami is great. lots of gorgeous women. There is a higher ratio of women to men so they love it here. Good luck.
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Plantation, fl
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by digikt
Plantation, fl
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answer 6
Hi everyone,
I am adding these cities to my "FL location list" and will do a search about themt. I contacted the USAA Buying Program and got a Real State List to check it out. I also started to do a major "House Clean Up". Thanks!!
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MD
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by Baiana
MD
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answer 7
Plantation, Florida is a great place to live in my opinion. The housing is more affordable than miami, and miami as well as surrounding areas are easily traveled to.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by PLBulldog
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answer 8
My sister lived in the Three Lakes area (husband was AGR about a 45 min commute for him). http://florida.hometownlocator.com/fl/miami-dade/three-lakes.cfm
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Tucson, AZ
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by MelC
Tucson, AZ
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Hi, without kids your options are endless. As a real etate professional myself, I urge you to decide on what area of Miami you are most interested in living in and find a local realtor to help you narrow down the choices to fit your needs and wants. I live in West Palm and have lived in Hollywood and Ft Lauderdale as well. It is a great area. Welcome to south FL and happy hunting!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by zevster
Palm Beach
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Moving To Fort Hood TX

My Husband and i are moving to Killeen Tx, and i would like to know which apartments are the best to live in and if anyone can give me some guidance as far as military moving us... am in florida and he is coming from iraq... HELP!!!!
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Asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by Mzlady
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Thanks All... Too Bad I Will Never Get The Chance To See Fort Hood... Due To Me And My Husband Getting A Divorce....
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by Mzlady
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Belton, Temple or Harker Heights are the way to go if are looking to live off post. I spent 9.5 years at Hood and for the last 4 my house was literally 3.5 miles to the gate and I still had to leave the house no later than 0545 to make it to PT on time because of the traffic. If you live in Belton, there is a back gate that can be used to cut down on traffic time. On post is nice, but if your husband is like me, I loved having seperation from work in the form of a gate. Kind of a boundry between work and play. There are a TON of new homes and housing complexes all over the area around Killeen if you choose there.....two things to remember......SOUTH of US 190 and avoid anything that is a number street - i.e. 10th street. Hope this helps.
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Baumholder, Germany
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by TexasBoy28
Baumholder, Germany
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Best to live south of 190 if you choose Killeen, also I have had a few friends live in a gated apartment complex which is really nice called Stone Creek, It is close to post, but far enough away from it too.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by FtHood84
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Don't live near any of the gates, especially the East gate! If at all possible, consider living on post. It'll save him commute time in the mornings with trying to get on/off post for PT and morning formations.

Have you considered doing a DITY move? My husband & I did it when we PCS'd from Fort Hood and made a considerable sum of money. Good luck!
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by teinetexas
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answer 5
Okay Kool!! I Will Look Into Those Areas And See What I Can Find...
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by Mzlady
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Hi, were stationed at Ft Hood some time ago, so I am not sure of the names of the apartment complexes anymore but I can tell you its best to live in Copperas Cove or Harker Heights instead of Killeen itself, at least in our opinion. Cove has some nice apartment complexes and so does Heights.
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Ft Lee, VA
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by Mona101
Ft Lee, VA
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Thank U So Very Much I Did Speak To On Post Housing Today.. Only Thing Hubby Doesnt Want To Stay On Post... Anyhow I Found An Apartment The Remington Am Now Trying To Figure Out... How To Go About Moving My Things Because Driving From Florida To Texas Is A Long Drive And On Top Of It All I Have My Car So Am Trying To Find The Cheapest Route... Any Help Or Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated.. Also Keep Ur Head Up In Afghanistan...
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by Mzlady
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Ma'am,

I am a SFC in the Army and have served at Fort Hood, Tx, as well as my wife being from Killeen (the surrounding city outside Fort Hood). I would recommend securing housing by contacting the local housing office from Fort Hood's homepage. On-post housing is beautiful and most of it recently built (within last 5-7 yrs). Plus the added benefit of the installation amenities being at your finger tips as well as your husband not having to fight with traffic going INTO Fort Hood early in the morning or when leaving for the day to come home...(this can get extremely frustrating). If your the kind of couple that wants to "go home" for the day...as in away from the installation, I too can understand this. If so, I would recommend the Harker Heights, Belton, or Temple areas as they have multiple new housing developments and apartments going up seemigly each year. Plus the crime rate is significantly less in these areas as compared to Killeen itself. I wish you and your husband the best! I am currently in Afghanistan, and my wife and I will be moving back to Fort Hood too, I simply had to respond to your post! Take Care and GOD Bless!
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by KinG4BekA
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I am moving to El Paso, TX and will be stationed at Ft. Bliss..

My husband and I will be moving to El Paso and we are from Oklahoma.. He graduates AIT in December so at the end of the year we will be moving there, but I was wondering if it is an okay place? We won't be living on base, but somewhere near there, we just don't want to get into a really bad neighborhood or be caught up in all the drug wars going on down there.. I was told that the farther north we live, the better off, does anyone have anything to say about this?
Thanks,
Haylee
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El Paso TX Fort Bliss
Asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by Haylee
El Paso TX Fort Bliss
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Haylee,

It all depends on the block you decide to live on. El Paso is that diverse. I grew up here, and am now stationed here. Newer homes are predominatley on the east-side. You'll hear about the east-side when you arrive. Look up the "Tierras", you'll see what I mean. Don't be afraid to live off post... however, if you really want to, you can live in gov't housing until your more established and knowledgable about army life.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by JackHiggs
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We have been stationed at Fort Bliss for the past 3 years. I have grown to like the city very much. I was also worried about the crime but have felt very safe here. There are many soldiers that call the Far East portion of El Paso home. Nice schools and newer houses.Good luck with your move, any city has it's pros and cons but it can be what you make it.
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El Paso, TX
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by Rebecca111
El Paso, TX
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If he is graduating from AIT that would would that he's a lower enlisted Soldier. If that is the case and I were you then the best thing for you to do is to live on post if housing is available. I was stationed on Bliss way back in the day and I loved it. It's all in what you make it. Mexico is off limits and has been for many years. Make sure you go to the White Sands monument, and over to New Mexico (Las Cruses) is a short drive down I-10. When I was there, most people lived on the West Side but El Paso has expanded a great deal that living North isn't bad either.
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Ft. Hood
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by hessdawg
Ft. Hood
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Haylee, I also grew up in El Paso and my famiy still lives there. I am partial to the Northeast as that is where I grew up and my family still lives. It is very different from Oklahoma and contrary to popular belief it does get cold in the desert. I believe any place is what you make of it. There are good and bad places everywhere, as well as crime. Post housing is all new and absolutely gorgeous, I have many friends living on post and they love it. Off-post I would say the Northeast. Be prepared for major traffic especially during the peak hours but there are many side roads that will help eliminate your wait time. Good luck and make sure to go to Chico's Taco's it is the best!!
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Ft Stewart, Ga
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by Crystal Sapp
Ft Stewart, Ga
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Thank you both!! The thought of moving somewhere so big compared to what we are used to will be a little uneasy at first! But having information like this really does help! I am really looking forward to moving down there and starting my life with my husband again! We are both young and all of this is new to us.. But like I said before, thank you so much!(:
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El Paso TX Fort Bliss
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by Haylee
El Paso TX Fort Bliss
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My husband was stationed at Ft. Carson and had to work at Bliss for a lil over a year. He LOVES El Paso, and the people. He told me 2 days ago he wants to retire there. I'm not sold on the idea, but open to it. Yes there is crime, but it does come from Mexico, you also have that everywhere you go. It's hot in the summer, and nice in the winter...so that's a bonus.
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Columbus, GA
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by MrsSgtG
Columbus, GA
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Haylee: I just happened to grow up in El Paso and know this place well! As with any area, there are good and bad neighborhoods. El Paso has been named one of America's safest cities for several years. I'm not trying to minimize anything in this city or any other city for that matter, but I'm sure your unit will provide plenty of safety briefing info. The violence you read about is primarily across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. That said, I believe military have been restircted from traveling into Juarez since around January 2008.

Here's a link to the El Paso Police Department Crime Statistics: http://www.ci.el-paso.tx.us/police/...
(You can click on the different zip codes and get an idea of what things look like.)

The good news is that lots of great restaurants from Juarez have set up shop in El Paso! That means you can enjoy some of the best and authentic Mexican Food all over the city of El Paso.

I know many El Pasoans travel to Dallas to watch the Cowboys or even to Phoenix to catch the Cardinals. Since there is no NFL Team in El Paso, a short hop on a plane or a 7 hour drive gets you there. WIthin the city limits, you have The UTEP Miners (The University of Texas at El Paso) who offer some exciting sporting events. You also have special events such as big name concerts, boxing matches, horsebck riding, rodeo, car racing, youth sports, and plenty of other activities in El Paso. It's all about what you make of it. You should get a Welcome Packet from your new unit that lists lots of things to do.

El Paso is all about the people. You will meet lots of friendly people in this city. El Paso has lots of LIVE music, skiing in New Mexico only 2 hours away, mountains for hiking or biking, and most importantly, a strong respect and high support of the military!

Hope this helps!

I hope you both enjoy El Paso and congratulations on the completion of AIT!

Sincerely,

Charles "Chazz" Pratt III
USAA Military Spouse Community GOING CIVILIAN Blog

P.S. Don't forget to check out all the helpful information provided by the rest of the USAA Military Spouse Community Team! Wendy, Tara, and Briana have some great info here: https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_blogs...
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Nellis AFB

We are moving to Nellis AFB in November and I wanted some information on the housing. We first looked at living off base but we are really hesitant because of the crime in Vegas. So on-base is where we are heading. Can anyone share their experiences of on-base living? Likes and dislikes would be great. We tried to get some pictures but it is like pulling teeth!

Thanks in advance
Jenna
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Jenna,
I've lived in Las Vegas for 2+ years and absolutely love it. Its all about the area you live in though. My family and I currently live on the SouthWest side of town (Southern Highlands). Its not over crowded and pretty peaceful. I believe the average age of the residents are 40+. The only disadvantage is my sons ability to play w/ friends is somewhat limited due to the average age of the residents (not a bad problem to have in my opinion though). This was a huge reason we got our home on that side of town. I recommend living off base because the immediate area around the base can be rough at best. As long as you use common sense...Las Vegas is a beautiful place. Check out the southern side of town though...area code 89141. You have quick access to the strip and everything else you would ever need in Las Vegas w/o having to deal with the crowds. Feel free to contact me whenever you have any questions/concerns.

Jermaine Coleman, Capt, USAF
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My husband and I are both born and raised in vegas and we got based back at nellis. Summerlin is where to live if you are living off base, its about 20 min away but by far the nicest part of town and worth the drive. I would hate to live by base or on base because its such a bad area, one of the worst in town.
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The quality of on-base housing here depends on your rank and number of dependents...they built new housing on one side of base a few years ago that is very nice and spacious. If you are a SNCO or officer, it's great. If you are E1-E6, you can end up either in that newer housing area or on main base, which is older and considerably smaller. If you only have one dependent on top of being a JNCO , you can end up in a two bedroom, 950 SF house unless you get lucky and a larger one comes available first. It being Vegas, grassy areas are small and there are rocks everywhere like you'd expect in the desert. The housing office offers a lot of good family activities, though, and for us, the security of living on base during deployments made the small space a worthy inconvenience.
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We just PCS's from Las Vegas to Fort Hood, TX in Aug. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and regardless if you live on post or not, crime is in any major city, even on base. There are better areas to live throughout the city. Vegas is a very dry and hot city so water conservation is a big one. Most of the homes will be desert landscape unless you move to the more nicer neighborhoods. Regardless of where you are staying I definitely encourage you to get to know all areas, the freeways and the surface streets. I favor the east side of town where I was raised, but there are some really beautfiul areas and great shopping centers throughout the city. Good luck in Vegas..
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Fort Hood, TX
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by JodyLsVgs
Fort Hood, TX
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I'm a military member and a local law enforcement officer. Stay away from homes on the east side of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. The homes on Manch Manor (Which are newer on base housing) are nice. But if you were to live off base. I recommend living further away form the base. Try Providence. It's a newer area and about 30minutes away from the base via freeway. Even if the neighborhood homes look new and nice don't be fooled because there are Section 8 in newer communities and you'll find shopping carts abandoned on the street.
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All I can write is living on a base was the BEST thing my family did! It was more fun than anywhere else and is the BEST financial move you will never regret. Smile-I love being an Army Brat!:-)
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by lenora
Leesburg, FL
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When I lived on Nellis it was great! That was 6 years ago, but we lived on base for 3 years. They are like any military base and your yard has to be kept up... But its mostly weeds, because its all rocks... That really sucked. But the housing is nice, and when we were there the neighbors were great. The BX and commisarry are litterally in walking distance, and from the house we were in we could see them both.
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Texas
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Moving to Montgomery, Alabama next summer...

Attending AWC in July 2013 and will go unaccompanied (first time doing this). Any advice on decent apartments in Montgomery (not Prattville) and/or decent real estate agents willing to work with me on finding a rental apartment? thanks in advance! Lt Col Dwayne LaHaye
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We just PCS'd to Montgomery several months ago from San Diego. Taylor Lakes has 2 really great apartment complexes (and it's a nice area removed from some of the not-so-nicer area of Montgomery). One of them is called Legends, and the other is called The Village at Taylor Oaks. Sturbridge is a really nice area, too, and they have an apartment complex called the Sturbridge Commons. As far as a real estate agent to work with, we worked with Aronov Realty, and they were FANTASTIC! They are the biggest/best realtor in the area, and they are local so they know the area incredibly well. I know that there are some houses for rent, as well. One that we were considering (but didn't go for because we decided to buy) is a nice, updated house. Here's some pictures: http://montgomery.craigslist.org/apa/3569236291.html

Good luck, and welcome to The Gump!
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Montgomery, AL
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by SBacon
Montgomery, AL
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While at ACSC we lived at the Legends of Taylor Lakes and very much enjoyed the location, security and amenities.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Not sure why you ruled out Prattville. Great place, less crime, nice apartments and less traffic to Maxwell.
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Hello Col.

We lived in The Paddock Club Apartments for one year before we built a house in Prattville. The website for it is: http://www.tpcmontgomery.com/

It was a nice place to live temporarily. Gated. It is off Eastern Blvd. on Bell Road. This puts it about as far if not farther from base than Prattville (due to distance from the interstate and traffic) which has some better options. Prattville is "closer" due to ease of access to the interstate. Very quick commute to base. Any apartments with close access to the interstate in Montgomery are going to be undesirable from my experience.

On base housing can also help with apartments in the area. I hope this helps you some.
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Prattville, AL
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by cbama
Prattville, AL
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Attending AWC right now. Renting an apartment in East Montgomery at Barrington Place Apartments. They are really nice and the management is very responsive. We have a small lake with ducks and herrons and 2 community buildings with pools and gyms. Our apartment has a 2 car attached garage. They also have one car garages and some w/o a gagarge.
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AWC, Maxwell AFB, AL
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Try not to get an apartment in Montgomery. It is a very..how do I put it.. ghetto city. There are some nice places off of Taylor Rd. but inner city can get very shady.
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Enterprise, AL
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Hey Col. I am from Montgomery and a very decent complex to live in is the Central Park Apartments off the Eastern Bypass at I-85. There is a grocery store close. Restaurants, gym, the base just about everything you need. I lived there for three years. If I go back to live; that's where I will go. Good luck.
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Orlando, Fl
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Orlando, Fl
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PCSing to Fort Bragg, NC

Any information about the post, housing on and off post, etc. would be helpful. We are newlyweds and my husband is currently stationed overseas so this will be our first move together. I'm not sure how to begin going about this. I am still living in the states and we won't be moving until the beginning of next year. I have our only car.

Thanks!
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We lived at Fort Bragg for a couple of years and just moved to Campbell. I would not live on base- the housing is cheap, the waits are long, and the crime is just as bad as off base. You will get your fill of military life no matter where you live, but I would go for off post. WE loved Hope Mills- higher property taxes mean less crime. It is the closest little city to base while still being outside base. We used Julissa Jumper with Keller Williams- with rates being so incredibly low right now it would be a shame not to buy. Her husband is military so they know the process and area well. She also has a reputation for selling houses in less than a week, so when it comes time to relocate again she is certainly the one to go with. She sold mine and my neighbors home in one week in Hope Mills. Good Luck!!
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Clarksville, TN
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by SydneyLynn
Clarksville, TN
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You may want to check out Southern Pines, Aberdeen, and possibly Pinehurst (farther). Many move their because of its quaint, walkable, quiet, small town feel with all the amenitites. We just sold a house in the area and my realtor tried to get us to rent it as military families are looking in that area. Not sure how long the drive through a back gate would take to his office but I have been told that to get to the main part of the base would take about 25 minutes through an easy country road (never drove it). In Southern Pines you can walk to restaurants, shopping, groceries, library, schools and more. 8 minute drive and you are in Aberdeen with 2 small shopping malls (Belks, Starbucks, pet store, art stores, home decor stores and more). Drive to Pinehurst area and there are more quiant shopping everywhere. The area is growing slowely. It is a very nice quiet community. I know of people that have loved the area and kept their homes their for years to come back to. Check out http://www.southernpines.net/
http://townofaberdeen.net/ and http://www.villageofpinehurst.org/
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Thank you for the replies! My first intention was to live on post since we haven't been accustomed to military life for that long yet. Do you prefer living on post or off post? I know that off post gives you a bit of a break from military life, but I'm wanting to experience it right now. The thing that's frustrating me though is the timeline on the wait lists that I've seen for housing. At this rate, it seems like we will have to rent something off post. I know someone said they bought a town home, but we're not looking to buy if anything. My degree is not really a 'convenient' one for the military either, physics and engineering, so that comes into play as well. I've heard the post is nice and it was our first choice so we are pretty happy with it. I know we'd be moving again in about 3-4 years for his CCC.

How did you all ship your cars for your moves? He is OCONUS coming to CONUS, but I am currently state-side with the car so it'd be a CONUS to CONUS ship, which I have heard the military will not take care of. I'm not exactly sure how the army will move my stuff from my mother's house, but I assume he will take care of that overseas?
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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I recently moved to Fort Bragg in September 2011, and deployed in October, I used a realtor by the name of Bill Snuggs who as veyr helpfull. I purchased a townhome out the Riley road Exit, called West Park Place, its a gated community, and relatively close to post near the better of the 2 Walmarts in the area. Most people in our community are Military, either mid to senior in their careers. There are plenty of new homes in the area, so take a good look, as prices are very competitive. My wife has been there since I have been gone and she has had no issues.
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We are currently stationed at Ft. Bragg but I am also from here a good area to live is Hope Mills area its about 15 minutes to post but a good town to live. Fayetteville area seems a little crowded to me. The post is nice 2 commissaries and we now have off post MIL treatment facilities one here in Hope Mills so no having to go all the way to post for dr visits, prescriptions or lab work there is a clinic right in the Millstone shopping center by the theater. I hope this helps you in some way if you have any other questions I have no problem answering them :)
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Hope Mills, NC
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by Phlebotomist35
Hope Mills, NC
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We have been stationed out here for a few years now. They have been working on new construction on post for a while now so there are some new houses going up. The area close to post was hit by a major tornado about a year ago. There are a lot of new houses going up because of it. There are some apartments close to post that I wouldn't live in one of those is Cambridge Arms. It's not the safest or cleanest place. One thing I would suggest is talking with your spouse about whether you want to live on post or off. On post you have a lot of regulations about what you can and can't do. Off post you would get your BAH so you could afford more space. One thing that I have heard since I have been here is once you are stationed at Ft. Bragg you never leave and for the duration of our marriage (5 years) we have been here. Once you decide if you want to be on post or off then you can look for rentals off post or look for areas you would like to live in. We live off post and love it, it gives you a chance to get away from the military thing for a little while.
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Fort Bragg, NC
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by CarlsonH
Fort Bragg, NC
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Moving from CA to NC w/Kid, dog, 2 cars. Are we crazy?

I should probably amend that. Let me clarify.

I have an 8 lb dog and an elementary school kid. They are non-negotiable, of course, but we also have 1 paid off vehicle and one incredibly low interest half paid off vehicle, so I'm not keen on selling. We haven't found out whether we can ship one or both of the cars.

This is my first CONUS military interstate move. I've never moved with a pet, either. I am worried about the costs of hotels.

ADDITIONALLY, a close family member is offering to give us their old RV if we replace tires/battery, in case we don't want to use hotels. That would help with the homeless feeling, but I have no idea how to compare nationwide hotel rates to gas mileage and RV camp rates.

We can tow one vehicle with the RV. The other is too big.

I am feeling over my head, and we haven't even decided whether to rent or sell our home. We JUST got word that these orders are processing (nothing on paper) and the monitor told my dh he will be reporting in NLT April 30.

It's a lot to figure out in not much time.... I had 8 months to plan both OCONUS PCSs, before we had the house and 2 cars, and I barely felt like we had enough time then!

If anybody has some "been there, done that, and we lived", please share!
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Yes, you are crazy....But so are the rest of us :)

Call/sit down with the TMO office and ask them about shipping your car. They can help you contact reputible companies or point you in the right direction. Cross the country as fast as you safely can. Start your day with some pain meds and a heating pad. (you can get a plug converter for your car) Stop an stretch at least every couple hours. You can also look online to get quotes from uhaul...

My daughter was born 4 months premature while we were away from our duty station. We had to stay with her (away from our duty station) for 3 months (pretty much homeless) while she was in the NICU before I finally got an EFMP reassignment and had to move my whole household by myself/outprocess my previous base...in a week...while my husband was handling the discharge of my daughter from the hospital.

It worked out just fine. It doesn't make any sense while you are doing it, but just take it one step at a time. Good Luck!
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I'm not really too worried about being IN North Carolina since we know people there. It's the getting there without going crazy that I'm worried about.

My back doesn't let me sit in a car for more than 6 or 7 hours before I need a heating pad and painkillers. So the thought of doing this for days on end worries me.

We are not taking the RV, as it needs more repairs than we originally thought.

They also changed our base in NC a couple weeks ago and we leave in a few days. They just like to mess with me, I think.
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No to the RV. horrible mileage. Get a rental storage before moving. You will never open and put away everything at once. storage allows time to nest. Dogs travel best with open windows. No meat snacks or chew toys, too salty. most rental trucks can pull a car on a trailer.
Sell what you don't need. Figure $1 a pound for moving expenses. It helps seperate what's important. No appliances.
Time traveling costs money. Plan to be done asap. Load, sleep and rise early. 700 miles a day gets the trip over and done. Food , Motels, and Coffee all have daily costs. Get it done.
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Lap;eer , Mi.
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by JonJon the driver
Lap;eer , Mi.
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You don't mention where in NC, so hard to comment. I am in NC, and can probably provide some guidance or local sources if you need them. I have moved with cats and a dog, and the dog isn't that big a deal. Just have a leash with you so you can let him/her out every time you stop.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by jmwtennis
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I agree to pass on the RV. Our last PCS, we towed our camper but stayed in hotels the entire way from the Midwest to Southern California. Unless you're planning on staying in one location more than two nights, it's a total pain to have to constantly hook up hoses and drain tanks, etc., every night and every morning. After a long day on the road, you want to get to a room and relax, not worry about setting up camp.

There are many hotel chains that are dog friendly and, with an 8 lb dog, you won't run into too many issues with size limitations. Last PCS, we moved our goldfish in an ice cream pail. Next summer, we'll being moving a large dog, the same goldfish (it's moved multiple times with us, seriously), a hamster, and a praying mantis. Not looking forward to figuring that one all out. Anyway, we always try to stay at hotels that offer breakfast as part of the stay, we have a cooler for sandwiches for a stop at lunch (refill the cooler with hotel ice each morning), and then dinner on the road. With a young one, we would try to do the lunch stop in a city that had a playground close to the highway so that our kids could run for a little bit. Oh, and Red box is awesome for getting movies on the road.

When we did the move I mentioned above, we shipped a vehicle from Chicago to Palm Springs; it cost approx $700. That was in 2010 and, as we all know, gas/diesel prices are higher now. I would assume costs to ship a vehicle will be even higher now, especially going all the way cross country, I don't believe that shipping a vehicle is covered as part of your move. We had to pay for it ourselves, however, you should be paid mileage on both of your vehicles so that offsets the cost. We have always done a partial do-it-yourself move which has made is beneficial to us to try to move some of our belongings in the vehicles. Getting quotes for shipping a vehicle is easy since there are many online services that will provide you with quotes from multiple drivers. Any chance you could rent a tow dolly from UHaul, one way, and tow the one car behind the larger car?

We are four years from retirement and are looking forward to a PCS next summer, mostly for the fact that we will again purchase a home. We have always sold any homes we have purchased when we had a PCS, the last in 2008. We have rented the last almost five years. In that five years, we have paid $105k in rent. That pains me to say because we have paid someone else's mortgage while getting no equity to benefit us after retirement. Only you can make the decision on whether or not to sell or rent your house here in California. If you 1) are in an area that has lots of military coming and going, 2) the rent you would be able to ask would cover your mortgage, and 3)you can cover mortgage if the house is empty a month or you have maintenance expenses, I would seriously explore trying to keep it as a rental property. I wish that I had the "balls" to have kept our last house as a rental so that even though I was paying that $105k somewhere else, at least I would have been getting equity in a hard asset via a renter. On the other side of the spectrum, one current landlord has four homes right now (one they live in and three rental properties). I don't recommend being that real estate poor but I also don't think it's a bad idea to consider trying to keep one house. Just make sure you're able to deal with maintenance costs when they're needed to be dealt with (we waited two weeks for a new refrigerator in August while our landlord tried to get the best "deal" on getting it repaired/replaced.)

As far as prepping for the move, two PCS's ago, we had to attend a TMO presentation on filling out the paperwork, how to handle dealing with the movers, info on the partial do-it-yourself move (I think it might be called something else now but I know it as a DITY move), etc. See if they have that available since it will tell you everything you need to do and what reimbursement you may have coming to you. If I remember correctly, you should have a certain amount of per dium for each day of travel to cover food and lodging. I highly recommend taking pictures of all your furniture so you've got proof of condition, especially if you aren't doing a door to door move since you're household goods will be touched more if it gets put into storage in NC awaiting your arrival. Talk with the driver about when he'll be leaving and estimates getting there. Sometimes they pick up other things en route and put it in the truck with your stuff. It's nice to know that. I also recommend asking the driver to call you with your weight after it's taken. I've found that whenever I don't ask, our weight is suspiciously close to our maximum weight allowance. I'm sure that this affects how much they get paid and can limit how much reimbursement you get if you decide to move some of your belongings during a DITY move. If you know early enough, you can request a re-weight just to make sure that it's the correct weight.

Hopefully this hasn't overloaded you more, I really could go on. We have been there, done that, and are proof that you will survive. Just remember to breath, don't be afraid to call TMO with questions, be prepared to be flexible, and, if you can, take in some sights on the drive cross country.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by kathys22
Twentynine Palms, CA
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Both of my cross country moves were without my husband. He always had to report ahead of time. Kids were in school and needed to finish up. Sorry, no advice on the dog, but I have moved a bird in a cage!

Basically, you can do it! Just plan ahead. Study your route, check the weather, and take a break every couple of hours. As far as hotels, I have used Super 8 to Crowne Plaza, you can usually get a good military discount and usually the rates are cheaper if you stay just outside of the bigger cities. I would not do the RV! Good luck.
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Chicagoland, IL
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Chicagoland, IL
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We are moving to Ft. Sill,Ok, does anyone have advice about good schools/neighborhoods

We are moving in June and need to locate a good school for our kids. Can anyone tell me where a good school and neighborhood is located in and around Ft. Sill? I have heard that the east and west ends of Lawton are good and maybe Elgin. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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by army3wife
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We lived and worked in Lawton/Ft. Sill for 13 years. Our children went to Whittier Elementary School and MacArthur Middle & High School. All three schools were very good about keeping us informed on our kids' grades, behavior, and any problems. Good luck with your move.
answered 2 years ago
by JustJen
Denver, CO
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Go to www.greatschools.com for excellent information on all schools nationwide. Just pick your city!
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answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by trcurtis1971
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The east side and west side are both nice. Stay away from streets right outside gate, 38th between sheridan and gore. The housing office has a great welcome packet if you require one. Elgin is nice but the commute can be challenging for your spouse. The police have a great service here crime check. They will inform you of any crime in area. The best bet is request a sponsor and have them send you a welcome packet and narrow it down. Then upon arrival show you around where your considering both day and nite.
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by mickeymous8
Fort Sill, OK
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Just PCS here two weeks ago and have been told the same on schools. The west side has a school district call Cache and on the east there is Elgin both are blue ribbon schools districts, but if you are buying then expect your taxes to be higher on your house to paid for those good schools. We bought a house in Elgin, it is less than 12 miles from exit 53 to exit 41 at Ft. Sill. Our house is in a new area call Legacy Park.
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Ft. Sill
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by PublicHealthSpouse
Ft. Sill
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Congratulations on your move! I don't have any personal experience with Fort Sill, but here are some resources I found online:

Army Wife Network has a good write up about Fort Sill That can be found here: http://www.armywifenetwork.com/?p=2...

I also found some good information on this discussion board from Cinchouse.com: http://cinchouse.com/Forums/tabid/5...

This is Fort Sill's official webpage: http://sill-www.army.mil/

Hope these help! Good luck with your move!
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