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There are many decisions we have to face as we move into a new town and get acquainted with new neighbors, find new friends and make financial decisions.  To help you navigate here is a map to find your way around your new community.   Find your installation on and then you will find newsworthy articles, information and local businesses in these categories:


Arriving into town

Find temporary housing while you find a permanent place to stay:

Lodging - Hotels


Grab a bite to eat as you arrive:

Dining: Everything from Fast Food & Carry Out to Sit Down Restaurants are listed on our site


Find a new home

Anything from a studio to a townhouse…:

Apartments & Rentals – Apartments


Perhaps a rental home is where you want to hang your hat:

Apartments & Rentals – House Rentals


Sometimes a PCS is only a couple of months.  A short-term rental is a great alternative to finding a permanent place to stay for the family:

Hotels - Long-Term Stay


A Real Estate Agent can be your best guide to finding a new home in your area.  After you find your home you can also find Inspectors, Home Insurance and much more:

Real Estate - Agents, Appraisals, Inspections, Home Insurance, Title & Escrow, Mortgages & Financing 


Is it time to build that dream home?

Real Estate - New Home Construction


Or you might find a house that is For Sale by Owner

Real Estate - For Sale By Owner 

Down to the nitty-gritty

Setup utilities at your new home:

Utilities – Cable, Telephone Services and much more:  You will find a wide variety of businesses.

Computers – Internet Service Providers & Computer setup


Find a bank in your area:

Professional ServicesFinances – Banks & Credit Unions


Find Employment as a spouse in a new area.  Build your resume to market yourself to a new employer:

Employment – Resume Services

From Temp agencies to local major employers you can find an array of new opportunities for your area:

Employment - Employment Opportunities


If your job is transportable and you will be working from home at your new location then you will find many things that you will need under Employment:

Employment – Self Employment - from Office Furniture to Office Services


Find child care for your children.  Remember, you cannot rely on the Child Development Center as there are usually long waiting lists to enroll:

Child Care - Child Care Centers, Preschool & Home Child Care



Sometimes public schools just aren’t the answer.  You can find a variety of options on

Education – K-12 or Home School Resources


A move can be very difficult on a child.  If you find your child has fallen behind in school look to a local tutor to help bring them up to speed:

Education – Tutors


Whether it is for yourself or a college aged dependent you can find colleges in your local area:

Education – Colleges & Universities


If you aren’t looking for a formal degree from a university there are a variety of options in Adult Education, from Real Estate schools to Bartender Schools:

Education – Adult Education


The Vehicle

From buying a new car … to repairing an old one there are car services abundant in our Automobile department:

Automobile – Auto Insurance, Auto Repair, Auto Sales, Car Washes, Gas Stations and more


If you are looking to take care of your motorcycle look no further then MilitaryAvenue:

Automobile – Motorcycle – Motorcycle Sales, Cycle Accessories, Cycle Repair, Cycle Safety Instruction


Setup your new home

If you need new appliances in your home or need to find a lawn-mower before your household goods arrive you will find a variety of military friendly stores in Home & Garden

Home & Garden – Appliances and Lawn Mower Sale/Repair


When the movers damage your kitchen table, or your family room couch has just taken one too many moves there are a variety of Furniture stores in our Home & Garden department

Home & Garden – Furniture:  Furniture Repair, Furniture Sales, Piano Tuning and much more


Taking care of “Fido”

It is time for a new addition to the family & then some professional training:

Pet Care – Find a new pet, Training


Keep your family pet up to date with current shots, visit your local veterinarian:

Pet Care – Veterinarians


If you plan on taking a vacation or even the days that the movers and packers are there you can find a local pet sitter or kennel:

Pet Care – Pet Sitting / Kennels


Pamper your pup (or cat) or other family animal with new pet supplies or grooming:

Pet Care – Pet Grooming, Pet Supplies


Get out and enjoy the sites

Get out and enjoy the sunshine.  We have a wide variety of outdoor leisure activities in your new area:

Leisure and Entertainment – Outdoor Activities:  Includes everything from Paintball to Amusement Parks


If you want to stay inside on a cold rainy day you will find many indoor activities in your area:

Leisure and Entertainment – Indoor Activities:  Includes everything from Bowling to Video Sales


Find tickets to local sporting event or a neighborhood play:

Leisure and Entertainment – Sports & Entertainment Tickets


Become part of the community

Becoming involved at a local church can be one of the easiest ways to get to know your new neighbors:

Worship Services


Take some time for yourself and meet up with some friends at a coffee shop or a local bar:

Dining – Bars & Pubs, Coffee Houses, Ice Cream Shops and more


To every season there are hills and valleys:

Health – Addiction Treatment & - Counseling


Find a local Military Association or Support Organization:

Military Associations & Support Services


Running around town

There are many reasons to hire a local attorney; from updating your will (a good idea at each new duty station) to family law issues we have a variety of military friendly & military knowledgeable attorneys on our site:

Professional Services – Attorneys


From tax time to thinking about your future, it is good to keep your finances in order:

Professional Services Finances – Financial Planning, Investments, Tax Preparation

Professional Services – Life Insurance


Shop till you Drop (or better yet within your budget):

Shopping - Grocery – Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Grocery Stores, Fresh Meet & Seafood

Shopping - Books, Discount Stores, Gifts & Card Stores

Shopping – Apparel -Clothing, Shoes, Dry Cleaners & Alterations

Home and Garden – Department Stores

Shopping – Kids Corner – Kids Resale, Toys


Keep your computer running up to speed:

Computers – Computer Repair, Computer Sales & Rentals


Take Care of yourself

From an ear checkup to an eye checkup to filling a prescription, you can find a new provider in your area

Health – Audiologists, Maternity Services, Orthodontists, Dentists, Local pharmacies and more

Fitness – Martial Arts, Exercise & Fitness, Dance and more


Take some time for yourself

Personal Services – Salons & Barbers, Spas, Tanning Salons & more

Personal Services - Beauty & Skincare

Hobbies & Crafts – Scrapbooks, Quilting, Train & Car Models, and more


Take Care of your Home

You have made your house into a home and it is good to keep your place at its best.

Home & Garden – Carpet Cleaners, Home Improvement Stores, Household Cleaners, Service Contractors, Home Security, and more.


Take time to smell the roses

New flowers and garden supplies are the perfect touch to your own home:

Home and Garden - Greenhouse & Nurseries


If you need some help with your garden & lawn you can find a local service provider in:

Home and Garden – Landscaping, Lawn Care Providers, Irrigation Installation


Need to keep a pet in the lawn or just want some privacy

Home and Garden – Fencing


Make your backyard your oasis.  Find play equipment for your children young and old alike

Shopping - Kids Corner – Outdoor Play


Take a Vacation

You do not need to travel far to take a vacation.  In a new community you can travel a few miles to see new sites:

Lodging - Bed & Breakfast

Leisure & Entertainment – Car Rentals, RV Rentals, Travel Agents, Vacation Rentals, Campground & Parks


Plan a special event

If there is a wedding in your future, for yourself or your children, you can find service providers in our Special Event section.  Don’t forget to look here if you are in charge of a unit party or need to find a dress for the military formal:

Professional Services - Special Event & Wedding Planning – Entertainment, Photographers, Reception Venues & Caterers, Wedding Consultants, Wedding Misc.

Dining - Bakeries

Shopping – Floral Arrangements

Shopping – Apparel - Formal Wear / Bridal Salons

Take care of your loved ones

From children to seniors there comes a time when someone you love needs special care.  Find a variety of services for your family:

Health – Home Health Care

Apartments & Rentals – Senior Living


Time to move again

There are many things to consider as you prepare to move to your new duty station:

Moving Services – Moving Companies, Boxes & Packing Supplies, Truck & Trailer Rental, and Storage

Automobile – Storage

Automobile – Motorcycle – Motorcycle Transport

And don’t forget to look at your new duty station on to find your way around another great military-community.

Do you have a military-friendly business that just doesn't fit in to any of our current categories?  Let us know!  We would be happy to review and potentially add it to our growing list of categories.


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