If you're looking for housing in Schofield Barracks, start early -- it can take several months to find a home, due to demand for living close to the military base. Luckily for you, though, the weather on Oahu is nice all year round, so you're in for a pleasant search when you start hunting for your home.
While vacancies appear with some regularity, you should allow yourself a month to find the property you want to live in. Be sure to look at military publications and in local newspapers for listings, as well as online. You'll want to come equipped with a copy of your credit report when visiting the area's landlords. If you're looking for rental homes in the Schofield Barracks, HI area, you'll find many newly built homes and 2 bedroom apartments. If you want a duplex to rent or a condo to rent, you can find those, too.
Housing is now privatized, and there are several neighborhoods to choose from in the Schofield Barracks area of Wahiawa.
Main Barracks: Here you'll find modernized apartment-type living, as well as dormitory-type barracks for military personnel. Conveniently close to the PX and Commissary, this is a great place to live if you like to be in the heart of things.
West of Main Post: Enlisted personnel generally reside here in homes and apartments, many of them recently built after 2000. It's a relaxing place to live, and you'll feel like you're in the suburbs.
Wilikina Drive: Considered the area for officer housing, with homes and apartments also recently upgraded or built. This is often considered to be the most pleasant and scenic area of Schofield Barracks.
In the center of the barracks, you'll find the PX, commissary, library and bowling alley for your shopping, dining and entertainment needs. Short daily commutes and a diverse community, plenty of green space, and access to the good and services of Schofield Barracks PX, are some of the perks of living here.
Don't like pineapple, and afraid a trip through a maze will turn you into the Jack Nicholson character of Jack Torrance in "The Shining"? Then perhaps this area will not be your cup of poi. Otherwise, you'll love the tropical climate, and the short drive up Kamehameha Highway from Schofield Barracks to the lush North Shore of Oahu, famous for surfing and shaved ice.