Shaw AFB - On and Off Base Information

Shaw AFB Housing Information

Shaw Air Force Base (AFB) Housing and Information:

Location:  Located west of Sumter, South Carolina, Shaw Air Force Base is about 40 miles east of Columbia, the state capital. The base is centrally located in the state of South Carolina with many points of interest within a reasonable driving distance. The Atlantic Ocean is 2 hours away with miles of beaches available for vacation and recreational activities. Shaw Air Force Base ranks as one of the oldest installations in the Air Force. Shaw Air Force Base is home to the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing -- the 20th Fighter Wing -- whose mission is to provide combat-ready airpower and combat-ready Airmen to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. Shaw also serves as home to Headquarters Ninth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Central, Third Army, U.S. Army Central and many other tenant units. 

Cost of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 18.42% lower than the U.S. average.

Base Operator: 803-895-1110, or DSN 312-965-1110

Area Population:  Columbia: 131,686; Sumter Metro:108,052

Schools: None on base. Children who live on base attend Sumter School District schools. In addition, Shaw/Sumter area children in grades Kindergarten through 12 are serviced by Sumter School District The School District office can be reached at 803-469-6900.

Housing: There are three major housing areas at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB):

Shaw Heights is located on the installation and has 3 and 4 bedroom houses Palmetto Heights consists of 3 and 4 bedroom units Dogwood Place is an exclusive Senior Officer community consisting of 5 bedroom single family homes.  The premier neighborhood is located near the Carolina lakes Golf Course.

Base Location

524 Stuart Avenue
Shaw AFB, SC 29152

Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods

# Name/Title City State Zip Overall Rating Distance Review
1 Reflections Columbia SC 29209 24.1 mi Write a Review!
2 Spring Valley Columbia SC 29223 27.2 mi Write a Review!
3 Longcreek Plantation Blythewood SC 29016 29 mi Write a Review!
4 Linwood plantation Dalzell SC 29040 2.6 mi Write a Review!