Christine - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I live in Clarksville, TN near Ft Campbell and right now we have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house w/ 1 car garage that we're renting for 795/month and on top of that pay utilities at about $200/month or so. I'd say we prob spend an average of $950/month living here. Our lease ends July 31st so we've been considering trying to move on base, or if we should just move to a cheaper place. I've seen some decent places for maybe $600/month. There are advantages of living on base, but all the BAH would be taken away. If we just moved elsewhere, at least we'd be saving on rent. Just asking on some feedback on others who've had to make this decision of moving onto base or staying off Ft. Campbell.
-to clarify, my husband is an E4 so our BAH here is 864. I'm a stay at home mom. I plan to go into the housing office and see what they have available so that I can compare to off base housing =) I've lived on and off-post in HI, so I know the advantages and disadvantages of living on or off base. I guess what I'm looking for is if anyone knows of a good place for less than we're paying for now, hehe. Thanks for all the advice so far!