Fort Benning - On and Off Base Information

Fort Benning (Ft.) Housing and Information:

Location: Fort Benning is located in an area commonly known as the "Tri-Community", comprised of Columbus, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama. Columbus, is Georgia's second-largest city. Fort Benning provides the nation with the world's best trained Infantry and Armor Soldiers. 

Cost of Living: 7.5% below national average

Base Operator: 706-545-2011

Area Population: MSA 316,554

Child Care:
Five Child Development Centers provide full day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. For more information call 706-545-2079.

Schools: The Fort Benning School System offers a top quality education to children of military personnel living on the installation. There are five elementary schools and one middle school. High school students of Fort Benning may attend Spencer High School in Columbus or Chattahoochee High School.

Youth Services: There are many leisure and recreational activities that are planned at Fort Benning to meet the needs of youth. For more information on our youth services, you may call 706-545-3070.

Housing: The Villages of Benning offers the benefits of on-post living with beautiful, new and newly renovated homes that rival the best neighborhoods and homes in the surrounding areas.

Base Location

Bldg. 2624 Soldiers Plaza
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Blog Posts

Fort Benning and Columbus, Ga have a ton fun things to do around base, however sometimes you just want to get out of town. Atlanta is just a short drive from Fort Benning and we have put together a list ofideas for a short day trip to Atlanta. Georgia Aquarium " Great day trip from fort Benning! The aquarium has great exhibits for all ages as well as a dolphin and sea lion show. Active military is free on Mondays, but family members pay. We recommend the annual family pass if you plan on going 2-3 times a year. There is a cafeteria style restaurant with a variety of healthy options. Highly re... read more

Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods

# Name/Title City State Zip Overall Rating Distance Review
1 Midland Springs Columbus GA 31909 15.7 mi Write a Review!
2 Silver Leaf Phenix City AL 36867 19.1 mi Write a Review!
3 Wrenwood Columbus GA 13.9 mi Write a Review!