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Old 12-14-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Hello!
I'm moving to Jacksonville to be with my new marine hubby in March and I'm concerned about where we will be living. He suggested we try living on base, possibly at High Point, but I'm not sure about the "wait time" and such. I've looked at several apartments in the area, some outside of Jville and I'm not convinced I'll be getting what I pay for.

Currently I live in Texas and he will be returning to the states in late Feb. Any suggestions for housing, on and off base??

Also, he's currently working at New River, so it will have to be within a half hours drive.

Thanks and God Bless,

Danielle
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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It might not hurt to live on base for a while (if you're able to get housing there fairly easily) and get a feel for the area. There are places in town that are an easy drive to New River and there are places out in the county that would work for you too. You might decide though that the county locations are too far out from "civilization" to suit you or you may find that you enjoy the peace and quiet. The layout of J-ville as a whole is strange. Everything is mostly situated on one side of town, although this is slowly starting to change now that they've built the second Lowes/Walmart in the southwest area.

A 30 minute drive from New River could put you out in the Topsail Beach/Sneads Ferry area or it could just as easily put you out towards the Maysville/Swansboro area. So you'll just have to decide what areas you like and go from there
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Base housing may take a while. I recommend looking at town houses or apartments in the Southwest area which is close to the air station, and a hop, skip and jump to the (new bypass) which will take you to the more conjested shopping areas...and Camp Lejeune. The cost of living may be higher here than Texas, so it might appear you wouldn't get your monies worth. Your husband will recieve VHA and BAQ to help out with living expenses off base.
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