Whidbey Island NAS - On and Off Base Information

Whidbey Island NAS Housing Information

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (NAS) Housing and Information:

Location: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is located in Oak Harbor, WA, on beautiful Whidbey Island, part of Island County, which is in the northwest corner of Washington State, 90 miles north of Seattle. Within close proximity to the San Juan Islands and the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Whidbey Island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. NAS Whidbey Island is comprised of two bases five miles apart: the Seaplane Base and the Naval Air Station (also known as Ault Field). 

Cost of Living: Oak Harbor is near the U.S. National Average for cost of living, which is high considering the city's size and remote location. Oak Harbor's current sales tax rate is 8.7 percent.

Base Operator: 360-257-2211 or DSN 312-820-2211

Area Population: 82,636, Whidbey Island with approximately 22,306 in Oak Harbor

Schools: The major school districts serving Naval Air Station Whidbey Island include:

Housing: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's government housing has been converted to Public Private Venture and is optional. There are currently over 1,500 housing units available. Maylor Point and Forbes Point Housing are the only housing areas located onboard the installation on the Seaplane Base. All other housing areas are located on government property with the majority located just outside the Seaplane Base. Whidbey Apartments are located just outside the main base. Wait times vary according to bedroom entitlement and availability of units within each zoned area. Call the Housing Services Center, at 360-257-3331, for availability. Hunt Companies, Inc. is our privatized partner and can be reached at 360-679-4241.

Base Location

3730 N Charles Porter Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98278

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Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods

# Name/Title City State Zip Overall Rating Distance Review
1 Fairway point Oak Harbor WA 98277 4.3 mi Write a Review!
2 Skyline Anacortes WA 11.9 mi Write a Review!