Fort Hamilton - On and Off Base Information

Fort Hamilton Housing Information

Fort Hamilton (Ft.) Housing and Information:

Location: Historic Fort Hamilton is located in the southwestern corner of Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, which places us in the middle of the New York City Metropolitan area. Fort Hamilton houses the U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion; N.Y. Military Entrance Processing Station; and North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Cost of Living:  Compare to the rest of the country, Brooklyn, NY (zip 11209)'s cost of living is 185.5%, approximately 86% Higher than the U.S average.

Base Operator: 718-630-4101 or DSN 312-232-4101

Area Population: Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough, with 2.5 million residents, and the second largest in the area, after Manhattan.

Schools: None on post. The New York City Department of Education is the largest public school system in the United States. With the assistance of the Fort Hamilton School Liaison Office, you will be able to find the right school for your children. Fort Hamilton is located in District 20, Brooklyn.

Housing:  Almost 100% of military personnel assigned to the New York City area live on Fort Hamilton. 212 newly constructed homes and 37 newly renovated homes. There are also six newly renovated historic homes.

Married military personnel should call Balfour Beatty Communities at 718-630-4697 for information about on-post family quarters or referrals for off-post quarters. The Balfour Beatty Communities offers a detailed overview of family housing at Fort Hamilton.

Base Location

405 General Lee Ave
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY 11252