Fort Dix - On and Off Base Information
Fort Dix Housing Information
Fort Dix (Ft.) Housing and Information:
Location: Dix and McGuire are located in beautiful southern central New Jersey, approximately 15 miles from Trenton, 50 minutes from Philadelphia and Atlantic City, and 90 minutes from New York City. The distance from Dix and McGuire to Washington DC is about 154 miles. Dix is located in Pemberton Township and McGuire in North Hanover Township both in Burlington County New Jersey.
Cost of Living: The cost of off-base housing and car insurance is extremely high in this area. Do not assume your insurance company will be willing or able to insure your automobile in New Jersey. Compared to the rest of the country, Burlington County's cost of living is 8.95% higher than the U.S. average. Lakehurst's cost of living is 8.46% higher than the U.S. average.
Base Operator: 609-562-1011 or DSN 312-562-1011 (Dix-McGuire) / 732-323-2011 or DSN 312-624-1110 (Lakehurst)
Area Population: Burlington County: 446,817; Trenton: 85,403; Lakehurst: 2,708; Toms River: 89,954
Schools: Parents of children who are new in JB-MDL and live in McGuire or Dix are able to choose the school district in which they would like their children to be enrolled. Parents must make the choice for the entire family, which means that all their school aged children must attend the same district.
- -North Hanover Township School District
- -Northern Burlington County Regional School District
- -Pemberton Township School District
Housing: The Government Housing Office (GHO) is the first stop for newly arriving personnel assigned to McGuire and Dix, 609-754-3662; Lakehurst residents should contact 732-323-2370.
Dix and McGuire Housing: Privatized housing is managed by United Communities, LLC (UC). UC has built new homes and upgraded some existing homes on McGuire and Dix. This will ensure a positive change to the size, conditions and appearance of the housing on base. To find out more about United Communities and the construction/renovations taking place, visit the United Communities (UC) at 609-723-4290.
5201 Maryland Ave
Fort Dix, NJ 08640