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Old 04-22-2020, 04:32 PM
 
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I'm expecting a job offer. My home office would be at the ARC in Trenton.

I'm considering base housing at JBMDL. I love the area and have volunteered at a horse rescue nearby.
The base offers some great amenities which I'm entitled to use.

Housing cost includes gas, electric, trash, grounds maintenance. Also pet friendly.

There may be days I'll work at the Joint Base.

Other days I may travel from home to other locations.

Some teleworking is allowed.

I'll have a flexible schedule so I could commute early in the morning.
Is this a feasible commute?
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Old 04-23-2020, 02:51 PM
 
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Spoke with base housing today. Apparently it's quite doable. Yay!
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Old 04-24-2020, 11:40 AM
 
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Default Yes, easy commute

Yes, it's a pretty easy commute.
When we lived on base we used to have to take our son to Trenton daily for a bit every summer. We drove there and back in the morning and again in the afternoon and it was never too bad. Worst days it was about 30 minutes.
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Old 04-24-2020, 11:52 AM
 
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Default Horses...

You didn't say how long you expect to be here, or if you're bringing horses, but if it's for a few years then you might consider buying a place instead, (or even renting a place with property -- there are some). It's still pretty rural around the base. You could get a house with a few acres around here for about the same price as base housing rent.

There are also a few places around here that offer "primitive" boarding, (just pasture, water, and turnout sheds - you provide everything else and do all the work) in case you want to live on base AND have horses!
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:27 PM
 
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Thanks Farmer!

I'd love to be able to have my horse with me. I miss him. He's in Kentucky.

The rescue there would give me all the horse time I could ever want.

I'd only be there a few years probably.
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:55 PM
 
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Does anyone know whether the McGuire Dix housing is better than the Lakehurst housing?
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Old 04-29-2020, 12:01 AM
 
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Does anyone know whether the McGuire Dix housing is better than the Lakehurst housing?
I didn't know that Lakehurst had housing, but I've never had to think about that. I'll bet McGuire Dix because they have a larger presence there.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:47 AM
 
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I didn't know that Lakehurst had housing, but I've never had to think about that. I'll bet McGuire Dix because they have a larger presence there.
Says a lot.

Stepping back to see the big picture we all know AF has the best facilities.

I might make a trip back there before deciding.
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Old 04-29-2020, 11:52 AM
 
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Default Commute time...

Commute time would be further from Lakehurst.

AF vs Army housing rule of thumb doesn't apply quite as much here because it's a joint base and the same civilian contractor runs both, (United Communities).

McGuire does have much more newer housing though and that seems much better, but they still have some older ones too. If they're trying to put you in the older stuff, you may like Ft Dix better.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:37 PM
 
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Commute time would be further from Lakehurst.

AF vs Army housing rule of thumb doesn't apply quite as much here because it's a joint base and the same civilian contractor runs both, (United Communities).

McGuire does have much more newer housing though and that seems much better, but they still have some older ones too. If they're trying to put you in the older stuff, you may like Ft Dix better.
Lakehurst is a different contractor. You probably know that.

Then there's the subject of location. Where I am now my neighbor is pretty much psycho. Of course I'm not on base but that doesn't always matter.
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