Fort Bliss

Base Name: Fort Bliss, TX

Base City: El Paso, TX

Base Operator Phone Number: (915) 568-2121

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address:  Bldg. 2494 on Ricker Road

-          Phone Number:  (915) 569-4227

-          Website: http://www.blissmwr.com/acs/

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH: Starting at $ 900  for E-1 without dependents or $ 1200 with dependents

 

Housing:

-          Housing Office

o   Amount of on base houses available: over 3,000

o   Phone Number: 915-564-0795 

o   Address: 1991 Marshall Road, Fort Bliss, TX 79906

o   Website: http://www.ftblissfamilyhousing.com/  

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:  http://www.ahrn.com/fortbliss.php  

-          Lodging:

o   Address: 11340 Barksdale St, Fort Bliss, TX 79906

o   Phone Number:  915-565-7777

o   Website: http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/fort-bliss/mfblc/hoteldetail  

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center: Main CDC

o   Address: 1730 Haan Rd.

o   Phone Number: 568-5689

o   For info on the other CDCs visit Website: http://blissmwr.com/cds/  

Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: 915-568-4198

-          Elementary: Logan Elementary

§  Address: 3200 Ellerthorpe, Fort Bliss

§  Phone: 915-231-2740

§  Website: http://blissmwr.com/sts/

§  For info on the other Elementary Schools visit:  http://www.ftblissfamilyhousing.com/resident-resources/area-resources/schools-childcare/

-          Middle: Bassett Middle School

§  Address: 4400 Elm, Fort Bliss 

§  Phone Number: 915-231-2260

§  Website: http://blissmwr.com/sts/

o   Ross Middle School

§  Address: 6101 Hughey, Fort Bliss 

§  Phone Number: 915-887-3060

Website: http://blissmwr.com/sts/

-          High School: Chapin High School

§  Address:  7000 Dyer St, El Paso, TX

§  Phone Number: 915-832-6730

§  Website:  http://blissmwr.com/sts/

o   Austin High School

§  Address:  5500 Memphis St, El Paso, TX

§  Phone Number: 915-562-7611

§  Website:  http://blissmwr.com/sts/

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): West

-          Address: 5005 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79920

-          Phone Number:  915-742-2121 

o   Apt Line: 915-569-2273

o   Info: 915-742-2121

o   Tricare: 866-284-3743

-          Website: http://www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil/  

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): Hospital

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks: 

o   Fort Bliss Community Pool

§  Address: 253 Club Rd

§  Phone:  915-568-6925

§  For more info on base pools visit Website: http://blissmwr.com/pools/  

-          Gym/Fitness Center: Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center

§  Address: Bldg 20751 Constitution Ave

§  Phone: 915-744-5788

§  For more info on the Fitness Centers visit Website: http://blissmwr.com/gyms/

-          Base Vet Clinic:

o    Address: Bldg 6077 Carter Rd

o   Phone: 915-742-2266

o   Website: http://www.blissmwr.com/veterinary/

-          Outdoor Rec:

o   Address: Bldg. 20732 Constitution Avenue on East Fort Bliss

o   Phone: (915) 783-7549

o   Website: http://www.blissmwr.com/SouthwestAdventure/

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

 

-          On-base bowling alley: Fort Bliss Bowling Center

§  Address: Bldg 2949, Fort Bliss

§  Phone: 915-568-6272

§  Website: http://www.blissmwr.com/bowling/

-          Movies: off base only

-          Library: Mickelson Library

o   Address: Bldg 2E Sheridan Rd.

o   Phone: 915-568-6156

o   Website: http://blissmwr.com/library/

-          Golf Course:  Underwood Golf Complex

§  Address: 3200 Coe Ave, Bldg 3193

§  Phone: 915-568-1059

§  Website: http://blissmwr.com/golf/

-          Hobby Shop: None

-          Auto shop:  Auto Crafts Shop

o   Address: Bldg 820, Marshall Rd.

o   Phone:   915-568-7280

o   Website:  http://blissmwr.com/autocrafts/  

 

-          Local Attractions:

o   Adventure Zone: Go Carts, Golf, Arcade, 251 E. Redd Rd, El Paso, TX 79932, 915-585-9663,  http://www.adventurezoneelpaso.com/

 

o   El Paso Zoo, 4001 East Paisano Dr., El Paso, TX 79905, 915-521-1850,  http://www.elpasozoo.org/

 

o   Socorro Aquatic Center: 1300 Joe Battle, El Paso, TX 79936, 915-937-0551.

 

For more visit:  http://visitelpaso.com/visitors

 

-          ITT office information: Information, Tickets & Tours

o   Address: Bldg 20732, Constitution Ave, East Fort Bliss

o   Phone Number:  915-744-1522

o   Website: http://blissmwr.com/itr/  

 

 

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09/06/2013
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Need advice on best neigborhoods no more than -15 miles to post. Thanks!




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Hello my wife and I are currently in the process in purchasing a new home and we are going to be placing our current home for rent which is only four years old.  We are the the only owners that have lived in this home.  The house is in great shape and is about five minutes from a middle school ten to a elementary school and about fifteen to the high school.  The house is in a great location and is about 1300 sq. ft.  We will be placing it on the market around late july or aug and are only asking the minimum payment amount.  If anyone is moving out here to FT. Bliss around that time frame and wants more info please feel free to contact me.

-Hector Jr.

 




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Cynthia K. states: When looking non-base housing before you buy or rent make sure what part of base solider will be on....there is Bliss Biggs and East Bliss. You don't want live on one side of town and work on the other because the commute is awful here.




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Jazzma G. states: I am from the Bliss area....I know that almost all of the on post housing is brand new and off post the Northeast is a short drive from the main gate however if your looking to buy El Paso has a lot of brand new areas that are very well priced right now...




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Jill H. asks: Moving to Fort Bliss and wondering which part of town to live at?? Thanks for any advice! 




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we were on the waiting list for 3 days there was 4 people infront of us we needed a 3 or 4 bedroom house and the lady said which every were to open first we would get in i havent seen the house...my husband signs the papers on the papers on the29th...i was just so blessed that we got a house on post i was searching on craigslist for house and it was impossible for my husband to go and view any ...

 




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Brandi D says:
May 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Housing on installation?
We live in a brand new home and love it. We have never had any issues with having the few repairs needed taken care of. The staff at Balfour Beatty has always been nice and very helpful when needed.


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Amanda says:
May 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

There are some people who say they have gotten into post housing immediately however I do not know any personally. I do know two families and mine that have spent at least one year on the wait list. There are different areas in El Paso; North East, East/Far East, West, Central. As we were told when we first moved here in 2009 don?「どィび「t look below I10 (Central). We lived in the Far East in 2009 and it was nice. It?「どィび「s conveniently located by a lot of shopping however according to crime reports it has gone down hill somewhat. We have lived in the North East for almost a year and absolutely love it! The neighborhood we live in is older and most of the people have lived here for some time. The biggest plus is the kids actually play outside all the time. It is farther away from the ?「どィ?shopping?「どィャ but that is just fine with us. That?「どィび「s my two cents worth.


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Marcie says:
May 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

We PCS?「どィび「d to Bliss in Jan 2009 and were lucky enough to get housing within 24hrs. We accepted a house in the 801 housing area, which is located off post in the NE. We accepted the house ?「どィ?as is?「どィャ but aside from the walls not being freshly painted and the floors not being buffed/waxed, it was fine. I personally hate moving into a house that still reeks of paint fumes and with 3 kids and a 4th on the way, we refused to spend the 3wks they said it would take to get into another house. The neighborhood isn?「どィび「t bad by any means and the school is within walking distance. I?「どィび「m sure there are other places that are better to live, however due to BAH being low and the rates for rentals being so high, it was our best option.

They seem to have deemed this housing area (801) as the step-child of the housing office. Everything about seems to be seperate from management to location. I have had nothing but problems as far as trying to get repairs done and trying to contact someone in the office is like pulling teeth! I?「どィび「ve heard every excuse in the book when it comes to major repairs (like our leaky roof) and have gotten little as far as results go. Everything with these homes seems to need a contractor to be fixed and with that you rarely get a follow-up call, and when you do the appointments never happen. I will give credit where it?「どィび「s due and say that the maintenance workers are fantastic! I?「どィび「ve never had a problem when they do come, but calling for a work order is just plain awful! Take my advice- make sure you get a work order number and do NOT lose it until the work has been completed! They often don?「どィび「t log the repair in the computer and I?「どィび「ve spent a few days waiting for workers that had no idea they were supposed to come to our house! We are currently trying to clear housing and we are now in a battle about the floors- they are demanding that we buff/wax them even though it states this wasn?「どィび「t done upon move in. While I do leave the house in better condition than I received it, I am frustrated over this as the expense comes from my pocket, not theirs.

As of now, this housing area doesn?「どィび「t seem to be an option anymore. We were told in Nov 2010 that the Army leases these homes from an outside company and the lease would be up in spring 2011. We?「どィび「ve gotten no other information but given that this area is now about 60% empty and the housing wait list is 6-12mths, I think it?「どィび「s safe to say they are just clearing folks out and not bringing new ones in. If they do decide to rent them back out, just beware.


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susanna says:
January 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

You might not want to live in Horizon City because you think it?「どィび「s too far, if you can?「どィび「t get a house on post then this might be a good option for you, while it?「どィび「s a little farther away and you might have to spent more money on gas, you could save money on housing expenses. Traffic can slow you down so that you might take longer than 20 mins to get to Bliss. They also have a newsletter site: myhorizoncity.com ?「どィて great idea.


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Erin says:
January 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm br>br> I was at Bliss from Jan of 2008 to Dec 2010. Housing is a complete mess up. We lived off post for the 1 year. DO NOT LIVE IN Cileo Vista APTS!!!! We got a house on post in late Nov of 09. We loved our house but the closet doors fell off every week.


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Angie says:
December 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

There are apartments outside of one of the gates (Jeb Stuart) that have good prices and are on a safe side of El Paso. Just wherever you go DO NOT move to Mountain View apts. I have lived here since a few months after we got stationed here ?「どィャカand they are rude to military members and only show hospitality to their mexican renters! The only reason we havent moved yet is because they charge up the butt for moving fees. You also dont want to live on dyer st. Its right outside of the main gate and is one of the most dangerous places to live, definitely if you have kids. They say that El Paso is the second safest city in America?「どィャカthey lied! Im not saying that its the worst place to live or anything, its just hectic! The drivers are crazy?「どィャカas they are just about anywhere but as for post I have always felt safe. No post is not perfect either but I feel a lot safer and less nervous concerning the people when I am on post among fellow military families ect! I hope this helps!


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dani says:
December 16, 2010 at 7:49 pm

need help with finding apartments bout 10 min max away from base


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