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Location:  Located in Maryland, midway between the cities of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC, Fort George G. Meade is home to a wide range of services with more than 116 partner organizations from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as several federal agencies including the  National Security Agency, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Defense Information School, the Defense Courier Service, the U.S. Army Field Band, the Warrior Transition unit and most recently the U.S. Cyber Command and all military services Cyber Command. For more information check out the Fort Meade PCS Guide.

Cost of Living:  Baltimore-Washington Metro Area's cost of living is 24% over the national average. Housing cost is higher and remember to budget in higher utility bills. Fort Meade zip code is 20755.

Base Operator:  301-677-6261 or DSN 312-622-6261

Area Population:  Anne Arundel County: 521,209, Baltimore-Washington Metro Area: 2,668,056

Schools: On Fort Meade, there are four elementary, two middle and one high schools all ran by the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Other immediate counties are Prince George's County and Howard County. For the third straight year, Maryland’s public education system received two Number One national rankings in 2011-from Education Week and from the College Board for AP performances. 

Housing:  Privatized housing managed by Corvias Military Housing. Six neighborhoods include 2612 homes. Fort Meade houses all service branches stationed within the Baltimore/Washington corridor. Military personnel attached or assigned for duty at Fort Meade have priority over military personnel attached within a 50-mile radius to Fort Meade. For more information, visit the Residential Communities Initiative Liaison Office.

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Base Location

4217 Roberts Ave
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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Things to know before moving to Ft. Meade, Annapolis, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Ft Derrick or surrounding bases: You need a realtor to help look for houses to rent or buy. The property market moves fast here. Make sure your realtor has licenses for Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Find a recommendedREALTOR from other military families. Find out if the house has public utilities or septic tank and well water. This can make a big difference when power goes out with a hurricane or Nor’easter storms. In Maryland, HOAs are the norm for the state. Some areas may not have any fees and others can have yea... read more

Halloween Trick or Treat at Hersheypark What is better than trick or treating at Chocolate World, Hersheypark? Pretty much nothing except for celebrating Christmas with Hershey’s hot chocolate in hand as you wander through a winter wonderland! With proximity to so many military families in the Washington D.C. area, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a perfect overnight getaway any time of year, but particularly during the fall and winter months. The crowds are thinner and the festivities make the park extra special. Plus the park offers preview hours the night before you choose to enter... read more

Whether you are stationed in the Washington DC area, here on house hunting leave, or just visiting, the U.S. Capitol is a great place to tour. It's free and it's easy! Tours of The United States Capitol are Free & Easy! Free tours are approximately one hour long. They begin with a 13 minute movie about the Capitol's history titled Out of Many, One. This is a family friendly movie. You can relax in comfortable stadium seating in a beautiful theater during the movie. The rest of the tour is a guided walking tour. Capitol guides wear a microphone; visitors wear a headset that broadcasts what the... read more

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