If you’re about to be stationed at Fort Polk, your biggest question might be, where will I live?
And that question can only be answered depending on your wants and needs.
How close do you want to be to the base?
Do you like rural areas or do you prefer being in town?
Do you have kids?
Which schools do you want them to attend? What types of activities do you want them to be involved in?
Many soldiers, especially those with families, choose to live off post in one of several communities surrounding Fort Polk.
The North entrance to Fort Polk on Louisiana Highway 28 is close to Hicks (16 miles) and Simpson (19.3 miles) which are also good choices for military families, especially if you’d like the option of being closer to Alexandria for short trips that include more restaurant and shopping options.
To the south of Fort Polk on U.S. 171 there is Pickering (4.1 miles from Entrance Road) and Rosepine (12.1 miles), and further south is DeRidder (16.1 miles). From DeRidder it is only another hour to Lake Charles, where the restaurant and shopping options are much expanded.
The following real estate companies have a long history of helping soldiers and their families with their real estate needs. (If you represent a real estate company and would like to be listed here, let us know in the comments below).
Which housing options sound most appealing to you as you plan your move?
Let us know what issues you’re facing by joining one of our social media groups and engaging with us there or send us your questions about Fort Polk and the surrounding communities by commenting below!
We’ll be happy to answer, and if we don’t know, we’ll find out for you. We can’t wait to see you!