Moving to Ft. Bragg, need info pls

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Moving to Ft. Bragg, need info pls
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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 5:20pm
Ok, Ladies. Plan change #4,673,987.

It looks like we'll be heading out for Ft. Bragg towards the end of April. Still no official orders yet, but that's the word we're getting. As usual, I'll be moving with no notice. Now, here's what I'm looking for.

Anyone know what the waiting list for Housing looks like? DH is an E-6 and we'll need a 4 bedroom. If Housing is out, where is a good place to look to find us a place to live? And what are the schools like? My daughter is in 7th grade and my step-daughter is in Kindergarten. Was hoping to get some idea of good places to look at, and what places to stay far away from. Jay says he's been told he'll be heading to 3rd Group, Special Forces. Since I've no clue what exactly that means, if anyone knows, I'd appreciate any information.

Many thanks....Donna
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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 6:19pm
We lived at Fort Bragg until about six months ago. The housing list was long. The housing isn't the best. They haven't been remodeled in a long time. If you decide to rent the nicest area is the northern part of Fayetteville (near Ramsey ST area). The schools on post are good and the schools in the north are nice.

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Catherine

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 8:24am
I'm not sure about the housing list, but I can tell you about the schools! LOL. I taught for the Fort Bragg schools last school year. They're about as good as other North Carolina schools. They've been having major budget problems since 9/11, so a lot of after school programs have been cut. However, the teachers are dedicated and making sure that it's business as usual in the classroom.

North Fayetteville is the nicest part... and I mean NORTH.. to the point where you don't even think you're in Fayetteville anymore. Way out by the tire factory (I can't remember the name of it.) There's a development called King's Grant that is really nice.

Have you gone to Fort Bragg's website?

http://bragg.army.mil

Good luck!

:) melissa

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 8:20pm
Hiya!! Just wanted to hop in and make a note about the housing list :)

If you go to bragg.army.mil you will find a link to housing. That link will allow you to look at pictures of the houses, floor plans, and give you an estimate as to how long of a wait there is. For instance the worst housing (in my opinion) has a 90 waiting list right now...but when you see the picture you'll know what I'm talking about :) The list goes by rank so just pick out what rank your DH is and look at the housing available. The lists are generally pretty long which is why DH and I are looking off post for right now. We don't have any kids so I can't really help with any advice on the school systems, sorry :(

Good luck and let me know if you need anything more. Dh and I will be moving down there in early May, but I'm in Raleigh already so I may be able to help a little bit ;)

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 7:03pm
I just joined this message board...I have been e-mailing back and forth with a couple of women (military wives of course!) at the message board "military families at www.parents.com. I was inquiring about Ft Bragg myself-one of our options as well- and I understand the waiting list is as long as 18 months for housing.I got some pics from one of my friends of the housing area for E-6 (E-7 hopefully by July!-)and it doesnt look so bad.A lot of the wives I have met have a lot of very useful information,and the web site also provides you with a couple of military web sites and links to get that kind of info.Hope that helps and good luck! Mara