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Fort Richardson, AK Fort Richardson, AK Housing
            HOUSING          RELOCATION

Fort Richardson / Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is just outside Anchorage, Alaska, in a rural area not far from wilderness. There is off post housing nearby. You have the option to use your BAH in two ways; by renting on post or renting/purchasing a home of your own off post.

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Off Post Housing

Anchorage is the biggest city in Alaska with a population of 298,800. Located in the south central part of the state, the city is sheltered from the Gulf of Alaska by the Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forests. There are just a few smaller communities near Anchorage and the closest major city is Fairbanks, over 6 hours to the north; remote locations are the norm here.

The average price of a home in Anchorage is about $277,000, compared to the Alaska state average of $238,000. Rentals and apartments in the area are in the $850-$1,600 per month range. Home prices in the only nearby towns, Eagle River and Chugiak, are similar.

Alaska is well known for the rugged, untamable wilderness that draws many adventurous visitors and residents here each year. Living here is very different than living elsewhere in North America, but many families will find the new experiences to be rewarding. Learn more about local features using's information toolbar on the lower left-hand side of this page.

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On Post Housing

Fort Richardson is part of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, on post housing is privatized and operated by Aurora Military Housing. Applicants may be placed on a wait list until appropriate space becomes available. Wait times vary depended on rank, season, and other conditions. There are 3,162 units available for the base population of over 44,000 military personnel and families. On post housing units absorb BAH pay; utilities are sometimes paid and sometimes not, depending on usage. Housing units have a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and full size washer and dryer, and usually a one car heated garage. Call the Fort Richardson housing office at (907) 552-4374. has more information on the area around Anchorage, on base and off base resources, local housing rental rates, climate, attractions, and more. For local information pages, review the links on left of this page. On the right side of the page you will find links to local services and businesses.

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