Originally posted by plainzwalker:
I would advise against living on FT Meade. They are privatized and will take ALL of your BAH. However, if you must/really want to live on base then I would recommend any housing that has been renovated within that last 5 years. I lived in the area closest to the NSA gate (the one that is on base) and a most of it has been renovated since I left.
I'm not new to the Army but I appreciate your opinion. I've been living on-post here at Lewis for 3 and a half years now and don't regret a second of it. Yes, they take all of your BAH but you also need to keep in mind that you don't pay for utilities and the money you save on gas trying to commute on and off post makes up for it alone. Not to mention the face that the army pays more BAH if you have dependents...BUT not depending on how many you have. I have 3 children so for me to find a decent 4-BR house off post would make me lose money living off-post.
68X, I was actually looking on the Picerne site and Potomac Place was our frontrunner. Either there or Heritage Park. Do you think you could send me pics of your neighborhood in a private message? Let me know and thanks for the info!