Annapolis Naval Station - On and Off Base Information

Annapolis Naval Station Housing Information

Annapolis Naval Station (NS) Housing and Information:

Annapolis Housing Guide

Location near Naval Academy: The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is located in Annapolis, Maryland on the banks of the Severn River and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis is located in Anne Arundel County. Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is considered the "Sailing Capital of the World." Located 33 miles east of Washington, DC and 30 miles south east of Baltimore, Annapolis has much to offer. Click on the following links for more information about Annapolis:

Annapolis Chamber of Commerce site

Visitor Quarters - Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Annapolis

NSA Annapolis Navy Lodge

The Annapolis Area Naval Complex is composed of the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and other tenant commands. The mission of the USNA is to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to be professional officers in the Naval Service. 

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

Base Operator: 410-293-1000, or DSN 312-281-1000.

Area Population near U.S. Naval Academy:  38,722 in Annapolis, MD. 5,976,000 in Maryland.

Child Care:  The Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Child Development Center provides full and part day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Call the Child Development Services/Center at 410-293-9390 or register online

Schools: Children attend Anne Arundel County schools. You will find how to locate your child's school based on your address, links to all local elementary, middle, and high schools, information on registration, helpful phone numbers, and more.  The Anne Arundel County School District includes 134 schools (Pre-K to 12) serving over 75,000 students.  District-wide the pupil to teacher ratio is 16:1.  SAT scores for 2007 averaged 1519 (reading 507/Math516/Writing 496) which exceed the state and national average.  More than 78% of AACPS students continue on to institutions of higher learning.

Youth Services:  The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department in Annapolis is an active, on going program that keeps the military children busy and involved. Call the Billy the Kid Youth Center at 410-293-4997.  

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 410-293-2641, DSN 312-281-2641.

Housing: There are 364 units of military family housing at Annapolis. Waiting times vary depending on the time of year and number of personnel on the wait list. The average wait time may range from immediate occupancy up to twelve months. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 410-293-9731/9739, for availability.

The Rental Property Program was established with various area rental agencies with an agreement to charge military members a rent commensurate with their BAH. In return, the military member agrees to have rent deducted directly from pay through an allotment. This program is designed to help defray the high cost of housing in the Annapolis area. For more information contact the USNA Housing Office at 1-800-421-1474.

Base Services: 

Base Location

348 Kinkaid Road
Annapolis, MD 21402

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