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My husband just got station there and we're looking to get on base housing. He's an E2, and I was wondering how long does it take to get into a place (I'm stuck in Florida until we find something). What are the the houses (apartments) like? I read that there's different neighborhoods for different ranks or something like that, is that true?

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Housing goes off rank and number of kids. Do you have children? If not your looking at Deluz, Serra mesa, stuart mesa 2 and San Onofre 2. Some areas have no wait.
No to the kids. Thank you so much every little bit helps


mommyof3 said:
Housing goes off rank and number of kids. Do you have children? If not your looking at Deluz, Serra mesa, stuart mesa 2 and San Onofre 2. Some areas have no wait.

You can find more info at the Camp Pendleton Family Housing page. If you click "Housing Districts," you can follow the links to pictures and floor plans of the different housing areas. There are a lot of things to consider with housing. As mommyof3 said, what areas you qualify depend on rank and family size. Another thing to consider is where the housing area is located in relationship to where he's working. For example if he's with a unit on Mainside, Serra Mesa is probably within walking distance but San Onofre 2 is a 30-45 min drive. 

We've actually found that for us, it's cheaper and a shorter commute to live off base, but it really depends on your situation. Advantages to living on base include that you don't have to pay a deposit upfront and most utilities are included. A few areas even have a "concession," which means you end up paying less than BAH for your rent and utilities. 

My recommendation would be that your husband call or stop by the housing office to find out what all he needs to get the application submitted, and check in with DMO as well about getting your stuff moved. 

Yea I told him the same thing, that he should probably go ask but he told me to do a search first. Thank you so much for your help

TigersGirl said:

You can find more info at the Camp Pendleton Family Housing page. If you click "Housing Districts," you can follow the links to pictures and floor plans of the different housing areas. There are a lot of things to consider with housing. As mommyof3 said, what areas you qualify depend on rank and family size. Another thing to consider is where the housing area is located in relationship to where he's working. For example if he's with a unit on Mainside, Serra Mesa is probably within walking distance but San Onofre 2 is a 30-45 min drive. 

We've actually found that for us, it's cheaper and a shorter commute to live off base, but it really depends on your situation. Advantages to living on base include that you don't have to pay a deposit upfront and most utilities are included. A few areas even have a "concession," which means you end up paying less than BAH for your rent and utilities. 

My recommendation would be that your husband call or stop by the housing office to find out what all he needs to get the application submitted, and check in with DMO as well about getting your stuff moved. 

LOL. I always end up doing the research on housing, moving, etc. for my husband and I, but he's the one who has to do all the official paperwork. Let us know if you have more questions.

Will do thank you

TigersGirl said:

LOL. I always end up doing the research on housing, moving, etc. for my husband and I, but he's the one who has to do all the official paperwork. Let us know if you have more questions.

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