Great Lakes Naval Station - On and Off Base Information

Great Lakes Naval Station Housing Information

Great Lakes Naval Station (NS) Housing and Information:

Location: Naval Station Great Lakes is a military town, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, approximately 1 hour north of Chicago, Illinois and 1 hour south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our mission is to train Sailors for the Fleet. Naval Station Great Lakes (NS) is home to the U.S. Navy's only Recruit Training Command.

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

Base Operator: 847-688-3500, or DSN 312-792-3500

Area Population:  32,897 in North Chicago; 9,524,673 in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metro Area

Schools: North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 serves 4,368 students ranging from pre-kindergarten through high school, with one-third of the district's students being military dependents from Naval Station Great Lakes. Call the School Liaison Representative at 847-688-5700 for more information.

The Housing areas are located in three different communities: Great Lakes is located in the North Chicago community, School District 187. Fort Sheridan is located in the Highwood/Highland Park communities, School District 112 and 113. Glenview is located in the Glenview community, School District 34 and 225.

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 847-688-3603 ext. 100, DSN 312-792-3603 for additional information.

Housing: Great Lakes Housing availability is good both at the installation and in the local community. Call the Navy Family Housing Office at 847-688-3440 ext. 134, for availability.

Base Location

2601A Paul Jones St., Building 1
Great Lakes, IL 60088

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