Your Name (if you would like it to appear): Airiel
Base Name: Fort Stewart
Base Location: Georgia
How long have you been here? (give years please, ex. 2003-present) March 30, 2010 – 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?
There was no waiting list, my DH got us housing right away, I joined him a week later. On-post has decent E1-E5 housing… some of them are nicer, some of them not as much. Off-post housing seems to be hit or miss. I don’t care for Hinesville but do like Richmond Hill (25-30 minute drive) and Savannah (45-50 minute drive).
Rate the PX & Commissary.
The PX isn’t that great… I prefer to just go out the gate to Hinesville to hit up Wal-Mart. Unless you need to pick up one thing, that you know the PX has, it isn’t really worth it IMO. I feel the same way about the Commissary, it’s typically pretty busy, and I find that it has a ‘pushy’ feel.
Activities on base? I don’t have much to add to this yet, we’re still new.
Active Spouses Club? Same as above.
Things to do in area? Savannah is 45ish minutes away, there’s some nice places to eat, and the beach isn’t far from there.
School System? I don’t have children so I’m not sure.
Any colleges in area? The ed. center is right outside the gate and there is a college in Savannah.
Jobs? (on post and off) I haven’t looked into working quite yet.
Favorite aspect of this base/surrounding city? The ocean is just a 45-60 minute drive away.
Least favorite aspect? Nothing great to do or eat really close to post….
Any other tips? I have not found people to be very friendly here. Not sure if that’s just my luck or the area that this post is located.