For married as well as single military personnel, living off-base offers freedoms and options that are not possible living on a military base. In the Virginia Beach area, one of these freedoms is having the ability to choose a beachfront property that provides access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
Living off-base in privately owned rental properties is a very different living experience than military officers’ housing on the base. With off-base housing, renters can choose the location, layout, and even the size and style of the accommodation to suit their specific needs and preferences.
Choosing the Location
The Virginia Beach area is actually very large and includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. There are also many smaller cities and towns in this geographic area, with the most sought-after accommodations on the oceanfront.
Depending on the time of year, as well as the duration of the work or training requirements, military officers’ housing in the area can be offered in shorter blocks of time, typically three to six months, as well as yearly leasing options. This is typically offered at a discounted rate to active duty military officers by the top leasing and rental companies in the area.
With options for one and two-bedroom units in apartments, cottages, and fully restored historic homes, finding the ideal option for military officers’ housing in the area should never be a problem. As with all types of leases, be sure to start looking early and to complete all required paperwork for the application process well in advance of your arrival date.
At Boardwalk Realty & Development, we offer a variety of options in military officers housing throughout the Virginia Beach area. To find out more about our properties, see us online at boardwalkrealty.org.