August 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm
There is government housing off post and on base housing for senior personnel. Some find this a definite pro since it provides a little distance between work and life. Another advantage was mentioned that service members and their families don’t always have to sign in visitors to their home.
Base housing has received positive reviews. There are older and newer housing. Newer housing may be ie. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse, with separate laundry rooms and good sized bedrooms. See floor plans on the website link below. Some homes are detached some are not.
The base is split and therefore you’ll have to get off base in order to get into another area of base you’ll
have to show ID again. This set up is not necessarily unusual. Fort Lewis in WA has a similar set up.
According to the website there are 1,636 military family units in three housing locations, serving personnel assigned to Wright-Patt. All on-base housing is designated for senior and general officers, although field grade officers may occupy senior officer quarters if there are no senior officers on the waiting list.
Military Family Housing at Wright-Patt was privatized in August 2002. The Air Force turned over all of its housing, not located on main base, to The Properties at Wright Field (PWF) to manage and maintain for the next 50 years.
The homes are located in two distinct areas (not on base):
-The Woods: smaller neighborhood compared to The Prairies, is the older section of the housing area, but apparently with more character at Wright Field. While the housing is noticeably older, the houses have an open floor plan and therefore are still attractive to service members and their families. Renovations and upgrades to all 350 homes in the Woods have been performed.
-The Prairies at Wright Field: The Properties at Wight Field constructed 789 new 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes in The Prairies.
PWF will work with incoming members and perform minor upgrades, as necessary, to the 397 unrenovated homes in the Prairies. Please click on the following link to read the 88th Air Base Wing Commander’s letter explaining housing options and the advantages of living in privatized housing.
A leasing professional for the Properties at Wright Field is co-located in the Housing Referral Office to provide “one stop shopping” and make your search for housing a streamlined process. PWF offers monthly specials so be sure to call them at (937) 253-6009 for more information. Click on the following link to access photos, floor plans, the leasing agreement and other information regarding what PWF has to offer military members: The Prairies and The Woods privatized housing
Find floor plans http://www.wpafbhomes.com/floorplans.html and information under: http://www.wpafbhomes.com/
About the PWF: The staff has received positive remarks in regards to accommodating service members and their families (that’s always great to know)
Off Post Housing:
pretty rural or semi-rural: townships outside Tipp City and Troy, Schools in Tipp City have a rating between 7 and 10 which beats the 3/s and 4/s in the Dayton (and gov’t housing) area.
Here are some places to look into from north to south:
Bethel Township (Miami County, not the one in Clark County)