Minot AFB - On and Off Base Information

Minot AFB Housing Information

Minot Air Force Base (AFB) Housing and Information:

Location:  Minot AFB is located in Ward County, 13 miles north of Minot, North Dakota and only 50 miles from the Canadian border. The base is an integral part of the local communities. The people are friendly, helpful and honestly glad to have you here. Known as the home of Team Minot, the name emphasizes the great working relationship the base has with the community.  Minot Air Force Base is home to the 5th Bomb Wing and its two squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers and the 91st Missile Wing and its 150 minuteman missiles.  Visit the official Minot AFB homepage or Minot AFB's Facebook page.

Cost of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Minot's Metro Area's cost of living is above the national avg. at 100.1%.  Housing in the city of Minot is plentiful.  Both houses and apartments are immediately available, with some rental companies giving reduced rates to military.  Average prices of residential homes are between $221,019 and $224,4777 and apartments averaging $850 for 2 bedroom/ 2 bath plus electricity.

Base Operator:  701-723-1110, or DSN 312-453-1110

Area Population:  Minot Metro Area: 63,465

Schools: No DoD schools on base. Two elementary schools, Dakota and North Plains, and one middle school, Memorial Middle School, on base are run by Minot School District. There is one high school on two campuses in the city of Minot: Minot High School - Central Campus (for grades 9 and 10) and Minot High School - Magic City Campus (for grades 11 and 12). Bus service is available to take the high school students on base the 13 miles to Minot. The Minot Public School system operates all the public schools that the base children will be attending. 

Housing: At Minot AFB, family housing is privatized. Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition, to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement BBC. 

Contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know you are moving to Minot AFB. The government housing team will provide you the latest information about privatized housing and details about the application process. The HMO will also update you on any base specific policies regarding residing in privatized housing. Call the HMO for more information, 701-723-4660.

Base Location

22 Peacekeeper Place
Minot AFB, ND 58705