Fayetteville, North Carolina is home to 175,000 residents and both Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Fort Bragg, located just west of Fayetteville, is one of the largest military complexes in the world and home of the Army's only Airborne Corps, the 82d Airborne Division, the elite Special Forces and the Army's largest Support Command. Pope Air Force Base is located north of Fayetteville and adjacent to Fort Bragg.
Available to those at Fort Bragg are its own schools, shopping malls, numerous historic sites, seven museums, medical facilities, housing and churches. For recreation and athletic enthusiasts Fort Bragg boasts its own golf courses, pools, lakes, bowling lanes, hunting fields, and much more.
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Public & DoDDS Schools
There are eight on-post schools and one school on Pope Air Force Base that make up the Fort Bragg School System; all of which are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students living on-post and attending grades 10 - 12 are assigned to the Cumberland County School System. Public school systems within 20 miles of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base are listed below.
- Cumberland County Schools
- Harnett County Schools
- Hoke County Schools
Colleges and Universities
There are three colleges in Fayetteville, North Carolina; each offers different learning environments that allow students to meet their individual goals.
- Methodist University
- Fayetteville State University
- Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fort Bragg has 109 permanent party barracks that houses 15,007 spaces and 6 student barracks with 109 spaces. There are 4-3-2 and 1 soldier rooms available. All single soldiers are required to live in barracks provided there is space. Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base family housing has been privatized. More information and applications for housing are available at the Fort Bragg Family Housing Website.
Fayetteville, North Carolina is a perfect city for relocation with a strong military presence and All-America city awards. According to CNN’s Money.com Fayetteville, NC has a median home price of $108,000. Learn more about Fayetteville, NC visit http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/.
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