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Housing Near Randolph AFB


posted Jul 05, 2011

Randolph Air Force Base is located in Universal City, Texas, near San Antonio. If you have received orders to relocate to Randolph AFB, why not enlist our services to help you make the arrangements for your move? If you want to live off-base, there are various housing options available. Provided you meet the eligibility requirements, you may receive a BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing), which helps military members help cover the cost of living off-base. If you have trouble sorting through the BAH eligibility rules, we can clarify them for you.

We can also help you find potential housing near Randolph AFB in accordance with your requirements. It can help to create a "wish list" at the start of the process; this may well change over time but knowing what you are looking for before you start viewing numerous properties can make the task less daunting. Factors that should be taken into account are your needs for square footage, the number of bedrooms, proximity to the base, access to schools and local services, and of course the price. The BAH can be used whether you are renting or buying a property, so what path you take depends upon your financial circumstances. Perhaps you are being sponsored and have an increased budget for mortgage repayments. Buying your own home really helps you to put down roots and feel like part of the local community, and serves as a move toward financial freedom. On the other hand, if you know that you are only going to be stationed at Randolph AFB for a short time, renting may be your best option.

Whether you want to rent or buy, there are many attractive areas within reasonable commuting distance of the base. San Antonio is a popular choice because of its size (it is the eighth largest city in the United States), entertainment and cultural opportunities and quality schools. Other areas you should look at include Selma, Schertz, Cibolo, Universal City, Bulverde, Garden Ridge, Converse and La Vernia. Each one has something to offer. If you have children, this will naturally influence your decision. We can recommend family-friendly neighborhoods and give you advice about local schools, veterinarians, dental and orthodontic providers.

From arranging utilities, internet access, insurance and security systems to finding a vet, dentist or orthodontist, no detail of your relocation is too small for us to help with. Our Concierge Service helps you to connect with your new community. Relocation can be a difficult time for families; they may feel unsettled and miss their old homes, friends and colleagues. It can be especially hard for children who need to enroll at new schools and get used to a new set of teachers and classmates. We can help you with the social aspect of relocation as well as the practical side of things. Part of the service we offer is helping military spouses find employment, which is one of the best ways of building links to a community. Undoubtedly, families settle into their new community a lot faster if they have a strong support system in place and plenty of information at their disposal to help them connect with like-minded people.

When you contact Housing 1 Source, we will assign a Personal Relocation Specialist to you so that you can be assured of the best attention at all times during your relocation process. This individual will have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process and make all the arrangements you need to start your new life as part of the Randolph AFB community. We understand that relocation can be tough, and we are here to make it easier on you and your family.