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Military retirement communities are one of the benefits offered to
retired military officers and federal employee with a GS-7 ranking or
higher and their family members.
These military communities offer the same amenities as other retirement communities.
These communities are usually located near a military base, so that the
retirees can take advantage of the commissary, the base exchange, and
space available flights.
They are also situated in close
proximity to a VA hospital.
The biggest lure for military retirees is the ability to share common
life experiences that only other veterans can understand and
Members of a military community can enjoy
attending organization meetings that start with the Pledge of
Allegiance and a prayer, celebrating military holidays, and flying the
American flag at their home.
Some of the military retirement communities located in the United States are:
- Paradise Valley Estates located in Fairfield, California. Near Travis Air Force Base. Located 40 minutes from San Francisco and Sacramento.
- Air Force Village West located in Riverside, California. This is a resort community for all branches of the service.
- Air Force Enlisted Village
located in Shalimar, Florida. This community consists of
subsidized housing for surviving widows of military personnel.
- Air Force Villages I and II
are located in San Antonio, Texas, near Lackland Air Force Base. San
Antonio is also home to Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, and
Brooke Army Medical Center. According to their website - "This is
military retirement with a modern lifestyle."
- Army Residence Community located in San Antonio, Texas. Their website advertises them as an active retirement community.
- The Fairfax
located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Located 20 minutes from Washington,
DC. Resort like community that offers apartments and cottages.
- Falcon's Landing
located in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Less than an hour from Washington,
DC, this retirement community offers luxury amenities. There are
individual homes, duplex patio homes, and apartments for the retirees to
- Patriots Colony
located in Williamsburg, Virginia. An active adult community and
Lifecare community. There are villas, apartments and individual homes
for the residents.
- Knollwood Military Retirement Residence
located in Washington, DC. This was the first military retirement
facility in the United States. It was established in 1962. This community is not limited by one's financial resources.
- Patriot's Landing
located in Dupont-Punget Sound area. Their website states that they are
the only military retirement community in the Pacific Northwest.
TOP TEN MILITARY RETIREMENT CITIES
There are many retired veterans who are not interested in or do not qualify to live in one of the military communities.
However, they do want to live near a military base to take advantage of
the commissary and base exchange. They also want to be near a VA
Plus, they are often interested in attending college classes,
low cost housing, low state taxes, and finding a job.
These wants have helped to make certain cities in the United States very desirable to veterans.
The top ten favorite cities in the United States for retired military personnel are:
- Waco, Texas
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- San Angelo, Texas
- Austin, Texas
- College Station, Texas
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Syracuse, New York
For more information on why these are the top retirement cities for veterans, go to Military.com.
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