On Friday, November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day. On this prestigious occasion, there really is nothing more important than recognizing our veterans who served this country in World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and other military initiatives throughout the world. They made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that we – and our families – live peaceful lives in the country that we love. The millions of active duty and reserve Americans serving in the U.S. Army, the Navy, the Marines, and the National Guard also deserve our wholehearted support on this day and every day throughout the year.
We also admire the thousands of apartment communities across this great land, which house many of our country’s active duty military and veterans. Service men and women who live in apartments realize that this type of housing often offers them the most flexible lifestyle for themselves and their families.
Apartment living can save military families money
In some cases, living off base is a more affordable option for military families. They receive a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), which is determined by the cost of living in each area. After comparing costs, many military families choose to live off-base and have most or all of their rent and utilities covered by BAH. Sometimes, they even have money leftover at the end of the month.
Apartments offer important flexibility & freedom
Plus, living in apartments offers military personnel the selection and freedom they are looking for. Some families don’t like the townhouse-style living on-base, which can include noisy neighbors and other issues. On base, single junior-enlisted service members are required to live in barracks, where they share a room with at least one other person and often have to use a communal bathroom.
Apartments connect military families to the community
Military families also say living in apartments provides them with more of a “normal” lifestyle, one in which they are not constantly surrounded by other military personnel. They have the freedom that living in apartment communities provides, choosing where to shop, which park to take their kids to, and where to eat. Put simply, they are able to create the type of life they would like. As one military spouse wrote on MilitarySpouse.com, “Living off-base allows you not just to live in a new state, but also to live among locals and assimilate into the culture first hand. And, you may not experience the same levels of restrictions; design, pets and inspection processes that you will face while living on-base.”
Veteran or active duty: Get help finding an apartment
If you are a veteran or active member of the military looking for a new home, let ApartmentSearch.com do the looking for you. We help you quickly narrow down your search by price, location, number of bedrooms, acceptance of pets, furnished versus non-furnished apartments, and other factors. And, when you tell your new apartment community that you found them on ApartmentSearch.com, you can earn up to $200 in rewards! It’s one small way we show our appreciation. But, most importantly, we once again say “Thank you” to all of the men and women who have served our great country.