MCLB Barstow - On and Off Base Information

MCLB Barstow Housing Information

MCLB Barstow Housing and Information:

Location:  MCLB Barstow is located halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Interstate 15.  It is approximately 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 150 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the San Bernardino County high desert. Located along freeways I-15 and I-40, and State Highways 58 & 247 Barstow serves millions of travelers each year headed to and from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Bakersfield and Palm Springs, with access to many National Parks, including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Sequoia, and the Grand Canyon. 

The Victor Valley, approximately 40 miles south of Barstow, includes the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Lucerne Valley, Oak Hills, Phelan, Victorville and Wrightwood. Victorville is the business hub of the area and draws consumers from well beyond its immediate area. It is the largest commercial center between San Bernardino and the Nevada border.

Cost of Living:  As of 2011, Barstow's population is 23,000 people. The estimated median house value in Barstow is $109,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.94 percent.  Compared to the rest of the country, Barstow's cost of living is 2.80% lower than the U.S. average.  Barstow public schools spend $4,246 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 21.4 students per teacher in Barstow. 

Base Operator:  760-577-6211 or DSN 312-282-6211

Area Population: Barstow - 23,000.  Nearby cities:  Victorville - 110,921, Apple Valley – 70,109, Hesperia – 86,194.

Schools:   Schools attended by children living aboard MCLB fall under the Barstow Unified School District (BUSD). There are no DoD schools.  Visit MCLB School Liaison for detailed information about schools.

Marine & Family Programs:  MCCS 760-577-6533 or DSN 312-282-6533.

Housing:  Currently, there are 74 government quarters for married families aboard the base. There are two areas - Desert View and Day Street. All married personnel arriving at MCLB Barstow for permanent duty should report to the Family Housing Office in the Community Center building 363 prior to executing any commitment of private commercial rental agreement. The housing office numbers are: 760-577-6872 or DSN 282- 577-6872.  If your household goods haven't arrived yet, save your money and contact the Relocation Assistance Program office at 760-577-6582 to check-out a free lending locker kit equipped with kitchen essentials. Other loan locker items include: microwave, vacuum, table, and chairs to name a few.

Base Location

MCLB Barstow
Barstow, CA 92311