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    MCRD San Diego, CA

    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)

    The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. The first is living on base. provides you with the necessary information to complete that request.

    Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off base. provides you with a military-friendly process and pricing for those looking to maximize the use of their BAH.

    On Base Housing ( Rent On Base )

    You can contact the housing office at (619) 556-8443. Please keep in mind that there is a process involved in renting on base housing that may include wait times.

    Off Base Single Family Rentals

    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for available listings in the area. Click here for Single Family Rentals. Click here for Apartments for Rent.

    Surrounding Cities of San Diego

    Cities around San Diego MC Recruit Deopt (Purchase a Home) - The cities around this installation are San Diego, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, and Mission Valley. There are many housing opportunities off base for those looking to get into a new home.

    Search San Diego area Real Estate Listings

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    Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a main training facility for over 20,000 annual recruits. The depot is home to the Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School and the Marine Corps' Recruiter School. The training program consists of a thirteen-week process which includes weapons training, close order drill, Marine Corps history, and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Service members must pass a physical fitness test and meet swimming and rifle marksmanship requirements. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is also home to the MCRD San Diego Command Museum.

    For those interested in living in base housing, contact the housing office to learn more about wait times and possible restrictions (as some communities do not allow pets.) Call the office at 619 556-8443.

    For information on typical rental rates, local attractions, history of the base, rental opportunities, and lots more, check out the Information links on the left of this page. For needed services, check out the service providers on the right side.