Fort Leonard Wood, MO Homes
Established in 1940 and named after Major General Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood is a premier Army Center of Excellence located in Central Missouri in the beautiful Ozarks. This installation contains the engineer, chemical and military police schools for the United States Army. Fort Leonard Wood features gated entry, with access to the base from the neighboring communities of St Robert and Waynesville. The larger cities of Rolla and Lebanon are found about 30 minutes away from the base, while Springfield is 90 miles west of the base and St Louis is about 130 miles east. The residential community is pedestrian friendly with tree-lined streets featuring over 2,000 Fort Leonard Wood homes dispersed throughout several different cul-de-sac neighborhoods. There's a broad range of houses available on base, from Fort
Leonard Wood houses for military members with large families
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Many military members and those with employment at Fort Leonard Wood prefer to live off the installation in one of the nearby communities. Waynesville and St Robert are located just minutes away from the base, while Rolla and Lebanon are larger cities only 30 minutes away from Fort Leonard Wood.
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Life in Fort Leonard Wood: Education, Recreation & Amenities
With several elementary schools and child care facilities located on the base, Fort Leonard Wood is well equipped for families. The installation falls into the Waynesville R-VI School District and children with homes in Fort Leonard Wood go to middle school and high school off base in Waynesville. Higher education can be found nearby at the satellite campuses of Ozark Technical Community College (OTC), Drury University, Colombia College, and Central Texas College. Fort Leonard Wood also has a growing base exchange as well as a grocery store and hospital serving military and their families.
Outdoor enthusiasts with homes in Fort Leonard Wood will revel in the nearby Mark Twain National Forest, which surrounds the base. This park is infinitely spacious, with 1.5 million acres of the beautiful Ozarks to explore. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular year round activities on the various trails, while tubing, swimming and boating along the 14 streams and 16 lakes are popular summertime activities. Fishing and hunting are also permitted within designated areas of the park.
Fort Leonard Wood boasts a broad variety of organizations on base, including United Services Organization (USO), an armed services YMCA and a moral, welfare and recreation (MWR) organization in charge of services like the installation’s bowling alley, fitness center and golf course. The MWR puts on community events constantly; Fort Leonard Wood residents are always looking forward to an upcoming event, whether it is a concert, a mega Texas Hold’Em poker championship, a Martini’s and Manicures pampering session or a Super Bowl party.
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