Monterey Naval Postgraduate School - On and Off Base Information

Monterey Naval Postgraduate School Housing and Information:

Location: Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSA Monterey), home to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is located in Monterey, California, 120 miles south of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean. The NPS campus covers 627 acres of land in Monterey County that have been the home of the school since 1947. The Naval Postgraduate School's unique combination of operationally experienced students and defense-oriented faculty provide a superb setting to conduct interdisciplinary research on complex issues related to national and homeland defense. 

Cost of Living: Higher than the U.S. National Average

Base Operator: 831-656-2441

Area Population:  28,478 Monterey, CA

Schools: The public schools in Monterey County, on La Mesa (located less than 2 miles from the Naval Postgraduate School) and on Ord Military Community are run by the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD).  The school year runs from early August through early June with three recesses (October, December, and March).

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 831-656-3060, DSN 312-756-3060

Housing: The Parks at Monterey Bay offers two, three, and four bedroom homes to Military Families and Single Service Members.  Beginning in 2003, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the Clark Pinnacle Family Communities, LLC, a public private venture, combined forces in offering 2,180 updated units in two residential areas.  Call 1-866-902-6522 or 831-644-4300, for availability.

Base Location

1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943

Blog Posts (See all 11 posts)

Carmel is an enchanting, scenic and quaint village that neighbors Pebble Beach most closely but also is less than 10 miles from Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove and most of Monterey. The streets are narrow and lined with unique boutiques, cafés, award winning restaurants and other small businesses. There are also a few high end shops you will recognize such as Kate Spade New York and Tiffany & Co. Ocean Avenue is one of the main streets through town and ends directly onto the beach. In my opinion, Carmel’s beach is the loveliest in the area as well as the warmest. Views of the golf courses on Peb... read more

As with most decisions, your personal definition of what is “ best” is key to understanding which airport will be most convenient for your PCS travel plans and while exploring California and surrounding states. Monterey Airport (MRY) is by far the closest and most accessible to the peninsular cities. It’s a small regional airport that is served by five airlines: Alaska Airlines,American, Allegiant, United Airlines and US Airways. We used it several times and the convenience cannot be beat. There are easy drop offs and pick-ups, little traffic, simple long term parking, and minimal security li... read more

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Pebble Beach Area Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Monterey and Surrounding Areas Expenses We truly thought because we PCS’d from the Washington DC area we would be prepared for the cost of living increases that occurred when moving to CA. We were wrong. People told us it would be expensive and also told us the weather was crazy, and we took heed, but were still shocked by our new financial obligations and weather patterns; especially for East Coasters like us who had no experience living out west. Read living in Pacific Grove vs Monterey , while stat... read more

Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods

# Name/Title City State Zip Overall Rating Distance Review
1 Fitch Park at Ord Military Community Seaside CA 93955 4.4 mi Write a Review!
2 Monterey Monterey CA 93940 2 mi Write a Review!
3 Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest CA 93953 4.3 mi Write a Review!
4 Seaside Highlands Seaside CA 93955 3.1 mi Write a Review!