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    MCRD Parris Island, SC Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the Depot Housing Office (843) 228-2853. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.

    On Base Housing

    • On-base housing is privatized and operated by Tri-Command - Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (877) 749-3724, which offers 2-4 bedroom homes based on rank and family size. Home amenities may include: washer/dryer hookups, central AC, carports or garages and granite countertops. The community features a swimming pool, playgrounds, fitness center and more.

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    Surrounding Areas
    MCRD Parris Island is near three local communities, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Bluffton. The total population of the local area is roughly 162,000 people, plus a summer population. It take about 20 minutes to commute from Beaufort to Parris Island; Hilton Head takes about an hour, and Bluffton takes about 45 minutes. Many Marines live in Laurel Bay, about 15 minutes away. Beaufort County is in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, near the Atlantic Coast and near sea level. The area is warm and humid, with mild winters and hot and humid summers. Other nearby cities include Port Royal, Shell Point and Burton.

    About the Installation
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is a prestigious training facility for all enlisted Marines and is located in Port Royal, South Carolina. Training is conducted over a thirteen-week period and includes weapons training, close order drill, Marine Corps history, and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Recruits must also meet minimum swimming requirements as well as rifle marksmanship.