If you’re one of the lucky military members relocating to Randolph Air Force Base then you’ll certainly need some help regarding relocation and moving your family with you. Luckily enough, there are plenty of options available in the area.
However, you will need to carefully weigh all of the pros and cons of every possible option and come out with the solution that is best for your family.
These are some of the questions that always need to be answered when moving with your family. How many kids do you have and how old are they? Is your spouse going to search for job opportunities or are they planning to stay at home while you are at work? Do you have dogs in your family or some other pets?
No matter the answers to these questions, Military Crashpad®® has accommodations that will satisfy what your family’s needs.
Here are some of the must-haves that you need to consider when relocating to San Antonio, TX.
Choose the Right Neighborhood For Your Family
If your kids are already teenagers and are playing basketball or soccer around the neighborhood, you might want to opt for a residential, more family-like neighborhood that will give them numerous options for entertainment during their free time.
The proximity of schools is one of the factors you will definitely need to consider.
Make sure your neighborhood has easy access to running paths, parks where your little ones can ride their bicycles or take your dog out (if you have one). Which brings us to another topic…
Choose a Spacious House
Choose the correct size of home for your family. It doesn’t need to be enormous, but, if you have more than one adult, it’s always nice for everyone to be able to enjoy their privacy as they’ll need it.
Also, if your family has a dog, make sure to follow the golden rules of moving with pets. They will need their special area (consider a larger backyard if you don’t allow pets in the house) and will need to be taken for a walk from time to time.
Don’t Constrain Other Family Member’s Careers
Be aware that living in a military family carries a burden of needing to compromise a lot. If your significant other is also a career-seeker, make sure to encourage their effort for getting a decent job in their field by moving to a house in a neighborhood that is filled with career opportunities.
This doesn’t mean that you’ll need to move to an industrial area of the city. Just make sure to talk to your significant other about what they’d like to do and find mutual ground by moving to a house or apartment that’s near enough to career opportunities for them. You wouldn’t want your spouse to lose a couple of hours commuting every day if you can find a good compromise on location.
Close Enough to the Base
Lastly, the main reason you’re moving in the first place is your new job. You wouldn’t want to find Randolph AFB Lodging that is hours away from the base.
Make sure to pay close attention to how far away the base is from your new residence.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to be there as soon as you can sometimes. Also, if you don’t have to travel for miles back to your home, you will manage to keep your stress levels low after a long and hard day at work.