Picatinny Arsenal, NJ Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) is provided by the military to help active service members with housing costs, and can be used for either on- or off-post housing.

    Picatinny Arsenal On Post Housing

    • Single Soldier Housing is not available at Picatinny Arsenal, please contact the MPD listed above for information.

    • Picatinny Arsenal on-post housing is privatized. To check available housing for your pay grade and family size, contact Balfour Beatty Communities (973) 328-2992. They have 3-6 bedroom single family and townhouse style residences in 5 neighborhoods. Home amenities may include: washer/dryer hookups, central AC and porch. The community features tot lots, playgrounds and more.

    Picatinny Arsenal, NJ Off Post Housing

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    Surrounding Areas
    Rockaway Township is located in a moderately populated area 45 minutes west of New York City. There are several towns and townships, as they're commonly called in New Jersey, within a 15 minute commute to the arsenal which provide most of the off-post housing here. These are Wharton, Boonton Township, Roxbury Township, Dover, Denville, Parsippany, Mt. Olive Township, and Hackettstown. Other towns nearby are Hoptacong, Wayne, Butler, Montville, Randolph, Morristown, Hamburg, and Newton.

    About the Installation
    The Picatinny Arsenal is headquarters for the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. It is also home to the U. S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Directorate which is responsible for the creation of equipment, procedures and tools for U.S. Army EOD personnel. Picatinny Arsenal is located in northern New Jersey. With the Base Realignment and Closure initiative of 2005, the Department of Defense established Picatinny Arsenal as the DoD Specialty Site for Guns and Ammunition and relocated Navy technical experts to the base.