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United States Army
Housing Services Office
307 Chamberlain Avenue
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Learn about the variety of housing possibilities available as well as information about setting up utilities in your home . Housing options are available to your unique situation including: housing for families, single service members, families that are enrolled in the exceptional family member program, pet owners and unaccompanied personnel. Explore your options to find a home that best fits your needs.
Overall, the cost of living in the Augusta area is below the national average and housing costs are below the national average. In addition, utility costs run below the national average. The Augusta area has more homes in the mid-price range than the national average. Also, the inventory of relatively new housing (built since 1980) is higher than the national average.
Housing Services Office (HSO) -- The HSO is your contact for any problems you may encounter such as discrimination complaints, tenant/landlord disputes, or any questions or problems about off-post housing is the HSO. The HSO will provide you a list of rentals with corresponding locator maps and give you information regarding the communities in which the rentals are located. If you will be living off-post in a rental property, you should purchase a renter's or tenant's insurance policy. Your landlord's insurance does not protect your belongings, only his building. A typical policy costs about $150 per year, and is required by most local lease agreements.
Augusta has a healthy rental vacancy rate, leading to available and affordable housing. Security deposits are sometimes waived for military personnel. Otherwise the deposit is usually one month's rent. If pets are allowed, there is usually a substantial nonrefundable deposit, usually ranging from $100-300. Many apartments limit pet size to 25 pounds and are generally unfurnished. Rents vary widely, ranging from $450-800 per month. The average rent, at $854 per month, is significantly below the national average.
Home prices in Augusta are generally lower than in many parts of the country. Many incoming personnel are pleasantly surprised with how much they can get for their housing dollar. Just about every type of housing is available in the area. Homes are available for purchase in many price ranges, depending upon the geographic location and the age of the neighborhood.
Fort Gordon lies in Richmond County near the border with Columbia County. In general, Columbia County homes are newer and more expensive. Columbia County is more recently developed, with newer schools and other government infrastructure. Keep in mind that newer facilities and infrastructure come with a bigger tax bite, so expect to pay more property tax in some areas.
Local communities include Augusta and Hephzibah in Richmond County, and Martinez, Evans, and Grovetown in Columbia County.
Mobile homes are typically available, and are usually furnished. Rent for mobile homes is generally less than for the average apartment. Pay special attention to the surrounding area before signing a mobile home lease. There is no mobile home park on the installation.
Visit InMyArea.com to search for utility providers based on your zip code. This website serves as a one-stop shop where you can explore your options, compare prices and purchase services.
Fort Gordon has approximately 1000 family housing units. All family housing is privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. For more information call 706-772-7041.