Here are some military housing tips for military members that are considering to live off base. Living off of base is not too bad, we have helped quite a few happy military members find nice, safe homes off of base. Keep in mind, when you decide to live off of base, you have quite a few options. First you have the option of locations which are basically living near base, living in central Guam, and living in a peaceful southern village. Each has its benefits and is very much a matter of preference. But before that if you need to look up your OHA, take a look here.
Living near base is always popular as commute time is important to many military member. For the area near Andersen Air Force Base(AFB) Guam there are a couple of nice areas including housing areas and townhomes. Some of the more popular areas are Paradise Estates, Perez Acres, Perez Villa, and Chalan La Chanch which are 5 to 10 minutes for Andersen AFB. In the area near Naval Base Guam, there is a bit less rentals near the base. Some of the popular areas near Naval Base is Nimitz Hill Estate and Chalan Binadu Area. Many of the homes boasts a great neighborhood ambiance and in regards to safety, we would feel comfortable living there ourselves.
For those who want to be close to the action, living in central Guam is a great option. The areas that are considered center of central Guam are the villages of Tumon and Tamuning. The area boasts a large number of restaurants, stores, hotels, nightlife, and many activities to keep you busy. In the central area, there are quite a few condos and apartments that boasts a great ocean view and some are even located right on the beach. As for the distance to both Naval Base and Andersen AFB are about 20 to 30 minutes from most locations.
Now if peace and tranquility is what you are looking for, consider one of the southern villages of Guam. The villages of Yona, Talofofo, Inarajan, Merizo, and Umatac are usually considered the southern villages and sometimes Ordot-Chalan Pago. The southern villages of Guam hosts quite a different ambiance with a feeling of closeness with nature surrounded by the greenery, hills, and the ocean. Among the southern villages, the village of talofofo especially the area of Ipan, Talofofo has become a popular area for many military families.
Whatever your preference for calling home, we highly recommend considering to live off base and enjoying the real Guam. We’ve helped many military members find great rentals in Guam. You can look through our website or tell us what you are looking for, and we can take you to see any rental on Guam, free. Our specialty is military rentals, and we do have inside scoop on properties that may not be listed. Let us help you find your island paradise easier and faster, so you can enjoy the sun, beach and ocean a bit more.
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