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United States Army
520 Brown Ave
Fort Jackson, SC 29206
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.
The Garrison Housing Services Office (HSO) located at 4514 Stuart Street, is your housing community advocate and should be your first point of contact for housing, regardless of where you decide to live. You can benefit from the services that the HSO provides by calling (803) 751-7566/5788/7537 or visiting the office. Should you elect to live on post, you should visit Balfour Beatty Communities, 520 Brown Ave, (803) 738-8275.
Current Balfour Beatty Pet Policies restrict the following breeds: Akita, Chow, Doberman, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Wolf Hybrids or any other breeds with dominant traits geared toward aggression.
The average wait time depends on the size of home needed and the arrival date. A Balfour Beatty Leasing Agent will be able to assist you.
The eligibility date is the final out date of the previous duty station. In the case of unaccompanied tour, the eligibility date is the final out date of the duty station prior to the unaccompanied tour, up to 14 months.
Single Service Member Housing
All Service members in the ranks of E1-E5 must be single, with no dependents and are required to reside in the Freddie Stowers Single Soldiers Complex. Requests for an Exception to Policies may be submitted by the Soldier through their complete chain of command to the Garrison Housing office for recommendation to the Garrison Commander.
E1 - E5 are assigned a separate sleeping room with a shared kitchen/bath. Soldiers are responsible for maintaining their private room and the common areas. Soldiers must be respectful and considerate of others.
Single Soldier's E6 and above are authorized to reside off-post. Apartments, town homes, and houses are available for rent. In some cases, Soldiers may decide to purchase. E5's and below are required to reside in the barracks.
Most off-post rental housing is unfurnished. However, through the HSO office we may assist you with locating a furnished place if necessary.
Exceptional Family Member Housing
There is a limited number of handicap accessible homes on the Installation. Families with special needs should contact the Balfour Beatty Community Management office as soon as possible to discuss their housing needs. They may be reached at 803-738-8275. We will make every attempt to accommodate the special needs member based on the recommendation of their physician.
All Family housing units are equipped with central heating and air conditioning. A list of special needs families is provided to maintenance for emergency assistance as needed.
The Columbia Metro area has a large number of suitable and affordable housing. There is adequate and suitable housing to meet the demands of the personnel relocating to this area. Due to the many areas close to the installation, comparable prices are available for all housing/rank categories.
Housing Service 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. All renters should carry renters insurance against fire, theft and other damages. The property owner's insurance will cover the property but not the renters personal property.
There are no mobile home parks located on the installation.
The availability of affordable housing in this area is good. Many programs and VA programs are also in place. We provide counseling, home buying seminars and assistance in obtaining realtors, mortgage brokers, home inspectors and VA assistance in the local area. Soldiers are guided in accordance with housing regulations on the policies and procedures of purchasing or renting adequate, suitable, and affordable housing within the local area.
The HSO provides a listing of houses which are for rent which our customers can view and select from. We also provide the various websites which can be used as well.
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.
Privatized housing managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, 850 family homes in eight neighborhoods. Two, 3 and 4 bedroom homes available for all ranks, retirees, and civilians. Call 803-738-8275 or visit the family housing website. The Housing Services Office (HSO) is your housing community advocate and should be your first point of contact for housing, regardless of where you decide to live. You can benefit from the services that the HSO provides.
Places to Live in Columbia
Living in downtown Columbia has never been so attractive. Blending the historic and the new, the growth of city living is becoming more exciting each year. Renovations of Victorian and four-square homes are prevalent in the neighborhoods of Earlewood, Elmwood Park, and Cottontown. The beautiful, tree-lined streets of these neighborhoods contain homes with features such as large rooms, unique staircases, stained glass and detailed architecture. Many of the houses located in this area of Columbia can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.
Eau Claire is made of up 32 eclectic neighborhoods in the northernmost part of the City of Columbia and offers classic homes built at the "end of the trolley line. "including 1920s and 1930s cozy bungalows, postwar brick capes, and late century ranch homes nestled in the hills and valleys of the area. Eau Claire is home to four institutions of higher learning-The Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary; Columbia College, one of the Top Ten Liberal Arts Colleges of the South; South University; and Columbia International University, a Christian institution located on the Broad River. Once part of the old town of Eau Claire, Earlewood was annexed into the City of Columbia back in the 1920s and now boasts four-square, brick, and craftsman bungalow houses, as well as the new Laurel Hill development of bungalow style homes reminiscent of the1930s. It is the home of a house older than the City itself-a frontier log cabin built in 1754 (and now moved to Sesquicentennial Park in northeast Columbia for preservation purposes).
Governor's Hill, another neighborhood located in downtown Columbia, overlooks South Carolina 's Governor's Mansion and Finlay Park. These newly built homes are three-story Charleston-style houses built within private, walled gardens. This neighborhood provides residents with new construction, old-world charm and convenience to downtown amenities. And the City is now home to many newly renovated apartments and condominiums overlooking the Main Street and surrounding areas of downtown from their perches over established retail stores and restaurants.
Neighborhoods such as Shandon, Melrose Heights, and Heathwood surround the Five Points commercial center, the epicenter of Columbia nightlife and shop-ping. These neighborhoods offer residents the mixture of fine schools and beautiful homes combined with access to fine dining, live music, coffee shops and shopping.
And don't forget the charming Rosewood community near the University of South Carolina. All of these downtown neighborhoods are within a five-to-ten-minute commute of the central business district, the University of South Carolina, most state government buildings, the lively and growing theater district and the Congaree River. For recreation, work, shopping, and all the benefits of modern urban life, Columbia's downtown neighborhoods are a unique treasure.
Award winning schools, golf courses, country clubs and farms are just a few of the features offered to the residents of Northeast Columbia. These neighborhoods located off of major arteries I-20 and I-77 are some of the finest residential neighborhoods in the region. Local and national developers and builders have built their reputations from projects completed in this area of town. Subdivisions such as Spring Valley, WildeWood, Woodcreek Farms, and Longcreek offer upscale, new home construction.
With a superior school system and a variety of shopping and dining facilities, both families and businesses populate this part of the region. The newly renovated Columbia Place mall and The Village at Sandhill, as well as numerous smaller shopping centers serve Northeast Columbia.
Marvelously maintained golf courses do the area as well as a variety of other activities for families. Sesquicentennial State Park, full of beautiful walking trails, is located in the center of this rapidly growing area.
The East and Southeast areas are centrally located off of I-77 near the Fort Jackson Military Base. Most of the homes in this area are well established and maintained; however, new construction is still available. The area southeast of Columbia offers adverse mixture of shopping centers and excellent restaurants as well as country living. Beautiful horse farms dot the countryside. Employment opportunities abound due to the numerous profitable industries in this area. The Veteran's Administration Hospital is located here as well. Several neighborhoods commonly referred to as the Hamptons have been developed in this area.
Residents benefit from the convenience of city while avoiding the bustle of downtown living. The area, including the city of Forest Acres and Arcadia Lakes, is located east of Columbia. This part of Columbia is known for its large, established homes, private lakes and unique shopping and dining facilities. These neighborhoods provide all that is best of suburban living. All the neighborhoods of Forest Lakes/Arcadia Lakes are convenient to major shopping malls, grocery stores, movie theaters and Columbia's interstate highway network.
This location gives easy access to all the major employment centers in the city. Whether you work downtown, at the University, on the I-77 high-tech corridor or at Fort Jackson, the neighborhoods of Forest Lakes/Arcadia Lakes put you there quickly.
Northwest Columbia is without a doubt one of the fastest growing residential parts of the area. Housing choices are plentiful and prices range from moderate to upper end. The primary areas in the Northwest are St. Andrews, Harbison and Irmo. Harbison Boulevard features a spectacular regional mall, Columbiana Center, as well as numerous other shops and restaurants. Dutch Square Mall, one of the region's first enclosed malls, is also located in St. Andrews.
For hikers and bikers, the trails in Harbison State Forest offer miles of scenic beauty in a totally natural environment. Irmo,a town which borders the north side of Lake Murray, has the highest population of any municipality in Lexington County. Irmo also boasts award-winning Richland/Lexington District 5 schools and offers plenty of family amenities.
Home communities offer a wide variety of styles and amenities. Harbison and Quail Valley, both established neighborhoods, are perfect matches for families whose interests include tennis, basketball, racquetball, swimming and more. Upper-scale communities include Wexford on the Lake, offering spectacular Lake Murray views and community dock and boat ramp.
City of Lexington
For those wanting the great feeling of a small town with all the amenities of a large city, Lexington is the place. Lexington not only boasts one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, Lexington District One, but also has a wonderful menu of housing from which to choose. From a city feel to lake living, Lexington can offer it all and is located only 10 miles west from downtown Columbia. Although the Town of Lexington is relatively small (11,000 residents), it is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation and the fastest growing town in South Carolina. It is the political center of Lexington County.
One of the most attractive features of Lexington is Lake Murray. This lake is 41 miles long and 14 miles at its widest point and touches four counties Richland, Lexington, Saluda and Newberry. Accessibility is easy with exits off I-20 in Lexington and I-26 at Irmo and Chapin. It is no wonder that year round lake living has become very popular, and, as a result, many upscale neighborhoods have developed in recent years.
The true beauty of Lake Murray is evidenced by the peaceful and natural countryside. Well-maintained farms, with original farmhouses and out buildings spread over the rolling hills, are tastefully mingled with new home communities.