Fort Detrick, MD Housing and Relocation Information
The military provides two options for the use of your Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
The first option is living on post. Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off post. We provide you with military friendly information to help you maximize your BAH.
- The Housing Division Office (301) 619-3224 is responsible for both Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel housing as well as providing housing assistance for all service personnel.
On Post Housing
Fort Detrick on-post housing is privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities (855) 969-4210, which offers many amenities, like playgrounds, parks and various athletic facilities including: volley ball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a baseball field.
Off Post Housing
If you are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for rentals in the Fort Detrick area.
Buy A House
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- Click here to view Homes For Sale
- Click here for a list of Preferred Lenders
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Frederick has a population of over 65,000 and is a city located in a rural area of western Maryland. It is an hour northwest of both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Off post housing in the area can be easily found; families either live in Frederick itself or one of the surrounding areas of Clover Hill, Braddock Heights, Walkersville, Linganore-Bartonsville, and Ballenger Creek. The cities around this installation are Walkersville, Middletown, Brunswick, Boonsboro, Thurmont, Hagerstown, Damascus, Ijamsville, Clover Hill, Green Valley, and Braddock Heights
About The Base
Fort Detrick is located in Frederick, Maryland. It is home to the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. Fort Detrick supports the research and development of medical materials and foreign plant pathogens. It annually hosts the Cancer Institute-Frederick and the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research. \Employees from all the Armed Forces live and work on base. For more information click here.