Camp Lejeune: Midway Park

Midway Park

On Camp Lejeune

Review

"Off-Base Base Housing"

This was our first experience living in military base housing, and having now lived off base in the same area, I would recommend any experienced military family to think hard before accepting housing in Midway Park. Don't get me wrong, being on base has it's advantages, but living in Midway Park was at times frustrating. Here's the breakdown:

Pros:
You get the security of being tucked neatly behind a military gate with a sentry present 24/7. Utilities are included, as well as lawn care (unless you have a fenced in yard). You have the ability to put up a fence if you wish, and as long as you get the required permit from the housing office (we rented one from a local fencing company for $40 a month). There are dog parks and playgrounds (although most of the playgrounds were undergoing construction when we left). There is a Marine Mart with an attached gas station on base, as well as a small movie theater. To top it off, the housing is fairly new and the unit we had specifically was updated for the most part. We only had one issue with having to nag the maintenance crew to come check out an issue. But other than that, we were able to get issues resolved quickly. The housing office will provide your replacement air filters for your home, you just have to ask. They also claim to provide drip pans for the stove, but every time I would ask for them, they were out of them.

Cons: Our townhome had a one car garage with no opener (several neighborhoods had two car garages with automatic openers). While my husband was deployed I got a notice for "weed removal" but the common areas that are the community's responsibility to maintain were still riddled with downed trees and debris from Hurricane Florence a YEAR before. For the majority of the time we lived there, all the street lamps in our neighborhood were not operational. Most of the driveways in our neighborhood and others were designed so that rain water pools and creates a puddle that almost never goes away. And speaking of rain water, while we did have a screened in porch, every time there was heavy rain, it flooded. They've also closed the laundromat that was next to the Marine Mart, so be sure you have your own appliances or you'll have to go out in town to do laundry. The entrance to Midway Park is located at an extremely chaotic intersection that could really use a traffic light.

All in all, we spent about a year and a half living on base. We've since moved into a three bedroom house with a large backyard and a two car garage for about two thirds the price of what our BAH rate is, so we have funds left over for utilities and more. If you're looking at living on base, I would probably recommend trying to get into Tarawa Terrace on the main base or even looking at options off-base. We are much happier living off base in Hubert, and we have access to one of the base's back gates.

Pros Cons
  1. Updated housing
  2. Security
  3. Lawn care provided
  4. Pet friendly
  1. Not really "on-base"
  2. Entrance needs traffic light
  • Recommended: Yes

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: All the common chains, Chilis, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, BWW, IHOP, Denny's, Carolina Ale House
  • Happy Hour Spot: Old Chicago Pizza
  • Shopping: Jacksonville Mall
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Marine Corps, Enlisted
30-40 years old
Previously lived in: Stafford/Quantico, Cherry Point, Bangkok Thailand (MSG duty)
Bronze medal

"Midway Park Housing"

We have a 4 bedroom with a decent size backyard. As a family of 7, I do not feel cramped as the floor plan is open and two stories. I love the flooring and only carpet upstairs.

Pros Cons
  1. Large and newer homes
  2. Considered base housing yet off base
  3. Playgrounds/splash pad
  4. Dog park
  1. Maintenance response time

Local Favorites

  • Happy Hour Spot: Carolina Ale House
  • Gym / Fitness: Onslow Fitness
  • Shopping: Jacksonville Mall
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Berkley Manor Camp Lejeune NC 1.9 mi
2 New River Base Housing Jacksonville NC 3.7 mi
3 Camp Lejeune Base Housing Camp Lejeune NC 9.1 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Hunters Creek Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public PK-5 6 1.2 mi
2 Heroes Elementary School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public K-5 NR 2 mi
3 Tarawa Terrance Ii Elementary School Tarawa Terrace NC 28543 Public K-5 NR 2.2 mi
4 Bitz Intermediate School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public 3-5 NR 2.7 mi
5 Johnson Primary School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public PK-2 NR 3.1 mi
6 Morton Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public PK-5 5 3.4 mi
7 Bell Fork Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 6 3.8 mi
8 Clyde Erwin Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 4 4.9 mi
9 Delalio Elementary School Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 NR 5.7 mi
10 Jacksonville Commons Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 5 5.8 mi
11 Northwoods Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 4 6.2 mi
12 Parkwood Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 7.1 mi
13 Carolina Forest Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 8 7.3 mi
14 Silverdale Elementary Maysville NC 28555 Public K-5 4 8.3 mi
15 Blue Creek Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 8.3 mi
16 Sand Ridge Elementary Hubert NC 28539 Public K-5 6 8.7 mi
17 Summersill Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 5 9.6 mi
18 Queens Creek Elementary Swansboro NC 28584 Public PK-5 7 10.4 mi
19 Southwest Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 6 11 mi
20 Meadow View Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 11.2 mi
21 Swansboro Elementary Swansboro NC 28584 Public K-5 8 11.2 mi
22 Stateside Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 6 12.3 mi
23 Dixon Elementary Holly Ridge NC 28445 Public PK-5 8 13 mi
24 Maysville Elementary Maysville NC 28555 Public PK-6 4 13.6 mi
25 White Oak Elementary Cape Carteret NC 28584 Public PK-5 9 15.8 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Hunters Creek Middle Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 6-8 4 1 mi
2 Brewster Middle School Camp Lejeune NC 28546 Public 6-8 NR 1.7 mi
3 New Bridge Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 7 5.5 mi
4 Jacksonville Commons Middle Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 6-8 4 5.7 mi
5 Northwoods Park Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 3 6.7 mi
6 Southwest Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 6 8.2 mi
7 Swansboro Middle Swansboro NC 28584 Public 6-8 6 10.4 mi
8 Dixon Middle Holly Ridge NC 28445 Public 6-8 5 12.7 mi
9 Trexler Middle Richlands NC 28574 Public 6-8 5 17 mi
10 Jones Middle Trenton NC 28585 Public 7-8 8 23.6 mi
11 Broad Creek Middle School Newport NC 28570 Public 6-8 8 24 mi
12 Tucker Creek Middle Havelock NC 28532 Public 6-8 9 26.5 mi
13 Havelock Middle Havelock NC 28532 Public 6-8 7 26.9 mi
14 Newport Middle School Newport NC 28570 Public 6-8 7 27.1 mi
15 Beulaville Elementary Beulaville NC 28518 Public PK-8 5 27.7 mi
16 Chinquapin Elementary Chinquapin NC 28521 Public PK-8 6 27.9 mi
17 Topsail Middle School Hampstead NC 28443 Public 6-8 8 29.8 mi
18 H J Macdonald Middle New Bern NC 28562 Public 6-8 7 30.2 mi
19 Grover C Fields Middle New Bern NC 28560 Public 6-8 6 30.5 mi
20 Bridges School Morehead City NC 28557 Public K-12 NR 31 mi
21 Morehead City Middle School Morehead City NC 28557 Public 6-8 8 33.7 mi
22 Woodington Middle Kinston NC 28504 Public 6-8 5 34.7 mi
23 West Craven Middle New Bern NC 28562 Public 6-8 6 35.5 mi
24 Burgaw Middle School Burgaw NC 28425 Public 6-8 3 35.7 mi
25 B F Grady Elementary Albertson NC 28508 Public PK-8 3 36.1 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Lejeune High School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public 9-12 NR 1.7 mi
2 White Oak High Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 9-12 5 3.1 mi
3 Northside High Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 9-12 6 5.5 mi
4 Jacksonville High Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 9-12 5 6.6 mi
5 Southwest High Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 9-12 5 8.6 mi
6 Swansboro High Swansboro NC 28584 Public 9-12 6 10.4 mi
7 Dixon High Holly Ridge NC 28445 Public 9-12 5 12.5 mi
8 Richlands High Richlands NC 28574 Public 9-12 5 16.5 mi
9 Jones Senior High Trenton NC 28585 Public 9-12 5 24.2 mi
10 Croatan High School Newport NC 28570 Public 9-12 8 25 mi
11 Early College East High School Havelock NC 28532 Public 9-12 7 26.9 mi
12 Havelock High Havelock NC 28532 Public 9-12 5 27.2 mi
13 New Bern High New Bern NC 28562 Public 9-12 5 28.7 mi
14 East Duplin High Beulaville NC 28518 Public 9-12 3 29.4 mi
15 Craven Early College High New Bern NC 28562 Public 9-12 7 29.6 mi
16 Topsail High School Hampstead NC 28443 Public 9-12 7 30.1 mi
17 Bridges School Morehead City NC 28557 Public K-12 NR 31 mi
18 West Carteret High School Morehead City NC 28557 Public 9-12 7 31.2 mi
19 Pender Early College High School Burgaw NC 28425 Public 9-12 9 35.6 mi
20 South Lenoir High Deep Run NC 28525 Public 9-12 4 35.8 mi
21 West Craven High Vanceboro NC 28586 Public 9-12 4 37.1 mi
22 Heide Trask High School Rocky Point NC 28457 Public 9-12 3 37.4 mi
23 Lenoir Co Early College High Kinston NC 28502 Public 9-12 7 37.7 mi
24 Wallace-Rose Hill High Teachey NC 28464 Public 9-12 3 37.8 mi
25 Duplin Early College High School Kenansville NC 28349 Public 9-12 5 39.4 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Fellowship Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28546 Private K-12 NR 1.7 mi
2 Village Academy Jacksonville NC 28546 Private n/a NR 2.7 mi
3 F.A.C.T. Day Treatment School Jacksonville NC 28546 Private 6-9 NR 3 mi
4 Shiloh Institute Of Learning Jacksonville NC 28546 Private K-4 NR 4.8 mi
5 Montessori Children's School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private PK-6 NR 5.3 mi
6 Grace Baptist School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 5.4 mi
7 Infant Of Prague Catholic School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private PK-8 NR 5.5 mi
8 Jacksonville Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 5.5 mi
9 St. Anne's Parish Day School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-3 NR 6.3 mi
10 Living Water Christian School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 8.5 mi
11 Onslow Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 10.9 mi
12 Salt And Light Academy Cedar Point NC 28584 Private n/a NR 14.1 mi
13 Born Again Christian Academy Sneads Ferry NC 28460 Private 1-11 NR 14.5 mi
14 Cedar Fork Mennonite School Beulaville NC 28518 Private 1-10 NR 23.1 mi
15 Grace Christian School Newport NC 28570 Private PK-11 NR 26.1 mi
16 Gramercy Christian School Newport NC 28570 Private K-12 NR 26.4 mi
17 Annunciation Catholic School Havelock NC 28532 Private PK-8 NR 26.6 mi
18 Newport Christian Academy Newport NC 28570 Private 1-12 NR 27.3 mi
19 King's Academy Burgaw NC 28425 Private 5-12 NR 27.8 mi
20 Champion Educational Center Beulaville NC 28518 Private 5-12 NR 28.2 mi
21 St. Paul Catholic School New Bern NC 28562 Private PK-8 NR 29 mi
22 Epiphany School Of Global Studies New Bern NC 28560 Private K-12 NR 29.9 mi
23 Calvary Baptist Church School New Bern NC 28560 Private K-12 NR 30.3 mi
24 St. Egbert Catholic School Morehead City NC 28557 Private PK-5 NR 34.6 mi
25 New Hope Christian Academy Wallace NC 28466 Private 2-12 NR 37.6 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Z.E.C.A. School Of Arts And Technology Jacksonville NC 28540 Charter K-5 1 5.9 mi
2 Cape Lookout Marine Sci High Morehead City NC 28557 Charter 9-12 NR 35 mi
3 Arapahoe Charter School Arapahoe NC 28510 Charter K-9 6 35.2 mi
4 Children's Village Academy Kinston NC 28501 Charter K-8 3 39.6 mi
5 Tiller School Beaufort NC 28516 Charter K-5 10 39.8 mi
6 Douglass Academy Wilmington NC 28401 Charter K-2 NR 48 mi
7 Cape Fear Center For Inquiry Wilmington NC 28401 Charter K-8 9 49.9 mi
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Camp Lejeune 3.9 mi.
New River MCAS 6.6 mi.
Stone Bay 15.2 mi.
Cherry Point MCAS 27.7 mi.
Coast Guard Fort Macon 37.1 mi.
Coast Guard Wilmington 50 mi.
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