FORT RUCKER Relocation Guide

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Fort Rucker is located in the Southeast portion of Alabama commonly referred to as the “Wiregrass”, named for a wild grass that is found in the region. In 1973, the US Army Aviation flight training was consolidated and Fort Rucker became the headquarters for the Army Aviation Training Center.  FT Rucker is known in the US Army community as the “Home of the Army Aviation”.  FT Rucker’s Aviation training covers initial entry rotary-wing courses to advanced courses in aviation safety.


Fort Rucker veterans parkFort Rucker is located in southeast Alabama and covers about 63,100 acres. FT Rucker mostly lies in Dale County, but other areas that are government-owned and lease acreage includes Coffee County, Geneva County and Houston County. Wooded landed, rolling countryside. several lakes and streams make up the Wiregrass area. About 90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico makes the Wiregrass a desirable retirement community.



Fort Rucker Daleville AL

Centrally located between the cities of Enterprise, Daleville and Ozark Alabama, FT Rucker is easy to access.  About  twenty (20) miles southwest of FT Rucker is Dothan, home of the National Peanut festival. Visit Montgomery, the Alabama state capital is about 80 miles north of Fort Rucker. Panama City Florida, Destin Florida and other sandy beaches of Florida is a short 90 mile drive south on US HWY 231.


Entry onto Fort Rucker is from the three main gates. The Enterprise gate is accessed from the West, on Rucker Blvd. The Daleville gate is located on the south side from Daleville Ave or US HWY 85. Coming in from the east on US Highway 231 in Ozark, turn onto Alabama 249 westbound (Andrews Ave) and enter FT Rucker through the Ozark gate. Monday – Friday you may also access the Faulkner gate from US HWY 27.


Local airports that service the Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area is the Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) or Montgomery Regional Airport Dannelly Field (MGM). Dothan Regional Airport is located on the north side of Houston County.


The above information is just a highlight of the Fort Rucker area. While relocating to the Fort Rucker area, the Wiregrass has endless possibilities for learning about Historic Alabama, the History of Aviation at the Aviation Museum on FT Rucker, weekend vacations to the sandy beaches of Florida, Wiregrass area Festivals, Fort Rucker area points of interest, true Southern Cooked Meals and outdoor activities. Below you will find various articles that will help with relocation to the Fort Rucker area. 


Fort Rucker Relocation Information

Fort Rucker - Things to do/Places to see:                             Pet Friendly Establishments:

Enterprise AL History Walking Tour                                       Fort Rucker area Hotels

Clayhatchee AL Historic Marker

Disney's Armed Forces Salute Special


Fort Rucker area Information:                                              Fort Rucker Relocation Information:

Fort Rucker area Shopping                                                   Fort Rucker BAH Rates

Fort Rucker area Churches                                                   Fort Rucker on-post Housing

Getting to know Enterprise AL                                               Fort Rucker FREE Internet Cafe

Enterprise AL Welcome Center                                              Fort Rucker area Radio Stations



Fort Rucker area Weather:                                                 Fort Rucker area Restaurants:         

Fort Rucker Hurricane Evacuation Routes

Fort Rucker Hurricane Checklist



Wiregrass area Market Reports:                                                     Day Trips from Fort Rucker

1st quarter Market Report                                                  Destin Florida

May 2008 Market Report                                                   

June 2008 Market Report

July 2008 Market Report

August 2008 Market Report

September 2008 Market Report



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Comments (12)

Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

Your online relocation guide for Fort Rucker is so informative. Great job as normal

Sep 28, 2008 11:50 AM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

MARIE: It seems to be missing something? I think I need to get a great picture of the entry into Fort Rucker....hmmm...any ideas? 

Sep 28, 2008 03:31 PM
Meli Gerogianis
JKA Properties (Meli G Realty & Investment Group) - Clarksville, TN
Broker, CRS, ABR, SFR, CDPE, Licensed in TN & KY

Hi Michelle! Great information for the military families relocating to your area. I will be pointing linking your blog to my websites for anyone in the Ft Campbell area moving in the Ft Rucker area. Referral is the word :o)

Oct 09, 2008 04:12 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

MELI:  There is so much involved when military families PCS.  I want to do a relocation series to the Fort Rucker area, this is the first part.  I am still trying to piece all together.  Thank you for the link from the Fort Campbell area.  I too, will return the favor.  I look forward to working with on future militray relocation's between FT Rucker and FT Campbell. 

Oct 12, 2008 12:54 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Michelle, Looks great! I need to do some tweaking on mine. I really need to find the pet friendly hotels/motels!

Oct 12, 2008 07:06 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Michelle,
Your great online relocation guide reminds me that I need to update mine. 

Oct 13, 2008 11:34 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

JO:  Thank you Jo.  I want to do some more tweaking as well.  Virginia Hepp has given me some ideas and I will be checking your Naval Base Bremerton Relocation guide as well for some additional ideas.  Your Pet Friendly Hotel/Motel guide for Bremerton area turned out great.  I wonder if we can find any Pet Friendly Restaurants?

Oct 15, 2008 02:59 AM
Art Kruschka
Administrative Manager - Manassas, VA
Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices

Michelle,  You reminded mr I better get going on ours before my wife finds out I haven't,  Art

Oct 15, 2008 03:11 AM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Cynthia:  You do great localism and relocation information for the military familes moving to the Onslow County area.  I enjoy reading your post and getting ideas from your relocation information.


Oct 15, 2008 05:52 AM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Art: Thank you for commenting on the Fort Rucker Relocation Guide.  I am glad to hear that my post has reminded some of us to update our Relocation Guide.  Best of luck with your Relocation Guide for the Prince William Real Estate area.

Oct 15, 2008 06:49 PM
Jamie Mades
Keller Williams - Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  :)

This is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to PCS to Fort Rucker.  It's so great to see more professionals take such an interest in helping our military make that big family transition.  I'll be sure to send any referrals looking for Fort Rucker Real Estate your way!

Oct 17, 2008 03:36 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Jaime:  I will return the favor if I hear of anyone relocating or PCSing to the Colorado Springs or Fort Carson area.  Thank you for reading and commenting on Fort Rucker Relocation Guide.

Oct 19, 2008 03:37 AM

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