Fort Irwin, CA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    The military provides two options for the use of your Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
    The first option is living on post. Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off post. We provide you with military friendly information to help you maximize your BAH.

    • The Housing Services Office (760) 380-3576 offers all personnel assistance in finding housing. You are required to report to the HSO before renting, leasing or purchasing. 
    Fort Irwin On Post Housing 
    •  Unaccompanied Personnel Housing can be reached at (760) 380-9372

    • Fort Irwin on-post housing is privatized and operated by The Villages at Fort Irwin (760) 386-4663, which offers 2-4 bedroom single family homes based on family size and pay grade. Home amenities may include: fenced backyards, two car garage, built in pantry and granite counter-tops. The community features a swimming pool, fitness center, baseball field and more. 


    Fort Irwin, CA Off Post Housing

    38720 Oleander Rd 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,700 Sq.Ft. / $195,000 | Home for Sale 22.4 miles from Main Gate

    17160 Index Street 1 Bed / 1 Bath / 2,003 Sq.Ft. / $1,300 | Home for Rent 100 miles from

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    Surrounding Areas
    Barstow is the biggest city near Fort Irwin with a population of 23,000. There are other communities around but "close" is a relative term; since Irwin is in such a remote location, the average commute here is a bit further than many other parts of the country. Towns within an hour's drive include Hinkley, Yermo, Helendale, Victorville, and Hesperia. 

    Other major cities nearby are San Bernardino, about 1.5 hours south of post, and Los Angeles, about 3 hours to the southwest. Fort Irwin is in southeastern California near the border with Nevada; Las Vegas is about 2 hours 45 minutes northeast of Irwin. The cities near Fort Irwin are: Barstow, Helendale, Yermo, Hinkley, Lenwood, Daggett, Apple Valley, Victorville and Newberry Springs.

    About Fort Irwin
    Fort Irwin is home to the National Training Center which is a major training center for the United States Military and is part of the Installation Management Command. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is also stationed here. Fort Irwin, located in San Bernardino County, California, borders the Mojave Desert. For more information click here