Base Location: It is in Kentucky but half of it is in TN
How long have you been here? (give years please, ex. 2003-present) We have been here since 2004-present
What is housing like? On-post? (waiting list, conditions, etc.) Off-post? Any areas to stay away from? Average price to rent or buy? We live off post and have lived 3 different places. You can easily find a 3 bedroom house under 800 a month near post. We live out towards Sango in Clarksville (the town next to the post) and houses get pricier out that way. Our townhouse is a two bedroom for 600 a month and we have lived here for two years now. There are certain areas to stay away from such as New Providence and in Oak Grove, KY certain areas have been blacklisted but not all the areas there are bad. Just check first. If you can try to go through a real estate agency to rent. It seems to be easier. On post housing is in the process of being redone and the new places are very nice.
Rate the PX & Commissary. They are about as good as they come. The mall in Clarksville has some basic but if they don’t have what you want just go to Nashville
Activities on base? I know there is a YMCA but I am not sure about much else.
Active Spouses Club? I have no idea
Things to do in area? Despite what most people think there is tons to do. There are tons of parks in Clarksville, YMCA, Jump Zone, a couple small museums Jazz on the Lawn during the summer, every restaurant, tons of pools, two skating rinks, laser tag, and lots of fun places to go out, and if you can’t find anything to do in Clarksville….Nashville is just an hour away. Clarksville is like 3-4 hours away from St Louis, Atlanta, Memphis, Gatlinburg, and Louisville which are all a blast to visit.
School System? The schools are pretty good. It is a military town so the teachers are used to dealing with the constant moving. My Step-daughter really enjoys her school in Oak Grove and they seem very nice. The actually know us by name but it is a smaller school. The schools in Clarksville are bigger and some are brand new. I have a nephew that goes to East Montgomery and it is a great school and so is Sango elementary.
Any colleges in area? There is Austin Peay, MMTC, and you can go on post through APSU, and Hopkinsville Comm College, as well as a couple others
Jobs? (on post and off) I haven’t worked on post but I have never had trouble finding a job off post. I have worked the whole time we have been here except when I took off a few months to stay with my daughter and I had no trouble finding a job when I was ready to go back. There are also a few very good daycares anf they use a star sytem to rate them in TN. My best friend has her degree and works on post but she only got the job b/c she knew someone….
Favorite aspect of this base/surrounding city? It isn’t just an army town….there are other things that go on and the economy is good. And the weather can be beautiful although the summers get hot. We practically live at the lake.
Least favorite aspect? Once you go here for some people its hard to get out. We have had a time getting reassigned and my husband has deployed twice(once for 12 months and the 2nd time for 15 months) in 5 years.
Any other tips?Every post is what you make of it….