Joint Base Lakehurst - On and Off Base Information

Joint Base Lakehurst Housing Information

Joint Base Lakehurst Housing and Information:

Location: Lakehurst is located in the Lakehurst Borough in Ocean County New Jersey, approximately 25 minutes from Dix and McGuire.  It is located on the eastern portion of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, formerly known as Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst. 

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)

In addition, there are more than 60,000 retirees within a 50 mile radius.

Area Population:  Burlington County: 446,817; Trenton: 85,403; Lakehurst: 2,708; Toms River: 89,954

Schools: Lakehurst students attending preschool through eighth grade attend the Lakehurst School District.  Manchester High School serves students from ninth to twelfth grades.

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.

Lakehurst Housing: Privatized housing is managed by Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office. There are 114 units, 31 of which are on base. There are 83 enlisted units in Pinehurst Estates, 19 are brand new and 64 have been renovated. 

Base Location

Naval Engineering Station Lakehurst, Route 547
Lakehurst, NJ 08733

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