Patuxent River NAS - On and Off Base Information

Patuxent River NAS Housing Information

Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) Housing and Information:

Location: Naval Air Station Patuxent River stretches across approximately 12 miles of shoreline at the mouth of the Patuxent River in St. Mary's county Maryland, overlooking the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, 65 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 75 miles south of Baltimore. 

Cost of Living: From 2015 - 16.5% higher than the U.S. average

Base Operator: 301-342-3000 or DSN 312-342-3000 (Fully Automated System)

Area Population: 109,010 St. Mary's County

Schools: Naval Air Station Patuxent River is served by 3 School Districts. Each public school system has an advanced placement/gifted program, special education programs, and adult education classes.  

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 301-342-4911, DSN 312-342-4911

Housing: There are 749 units of Military Family Housing at Patuxent Naval Air Station. Current wait times are 0-6 months; however, waiting times vary depending on the location of the housing desired. Bedroom entitlement and assignment policies are in compliance with OPNAVINST 11101.13 series. Call the Navy Family Housing Office at 301-342-3846, for availability.

Housing, both to rent or buy, is expensive in the Patuxent River area. Affordable housing can be located but the challenge may take some time and a lot of patience. The Fleet and Family Support center and the Housing Service Center are your best resources for locating quality, affordable housing in this area.

Base Location

21993 Bundy Road, Building 2090
NAS Patuxent River, MD 20670

Blog Posts

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