Fort Riley - On and Off Base Information

Fort Riley Housing Information

Fort Riley (Ft.) Housing and Information:

Location: Located in both Geary and Riley counties, Fort Riley is located in northeastern Kansas, one hour west of Topeka, the state capitol. The two primary local towns are Junction City (mostly a military town) and Manhattan (Home to Kansas State University). There are a number of other small towns and a great deal of rural and farm land in the area. Kansas City is 2 ½ hours away and is home to the Kansas City Chiefs. Those who live in the local communities are friendly and helpful. The area is “laid back” with a suburban lifestyle and pace making it great for raising children. Fort Riley is home to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized); 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized); Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion; 1st Combat Aviation Brigade; 1st Infantry Division Divarty; Headquarter and Headquarters Company, U. S. Army Garrison; 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade; 10th Air Support Operations Squadron; and the 97th Military Police Battalion. 

Cost of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Riley’s cost of living is 17.51%, lower than the U.S. average. As of 2017, the median home cost in Fort Riley is $99,720.

Base Operator: 785-239-3911 or DSN 312-856-1110-3911.

Area Population: Junction City 24,655 (2017)

Schools: Five Elementary schools and a Middle school on post run by Geary County Unified School District 475. Additional local school districts include: Manhattan/Ogden, Clay County, Riley County and Chapman USD 473. Contact the Fort Riley School Liaison Office, 785-240-3261 for information.

Housing: On-post family housing is privatized housing and managed by Corvias Military Living. There are six neighborhoods on post. Family Housing at Fort Riley is assigned by rank and bedroom qualification. The time on the wait list vary depending on rank and bedroom qualifications. A maximum of 3 pets (dogs or cats) in any combination is authorized per household. To start an application, check floor plans, pictures, and more information contact them at 785-717-2258.

Base Location

7264 Normandy Dr
Fort Riley, KS 66442

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