Rock Island Arsenal, IL Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the Post Housing Office (309) 782-2376. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.

    Rock Island On Post Housing

    • Single Soldier housing is not available at Rock Island Arsenal. Contact the Post Housing Office listed above for assistance.

    • On-post housing at Rock Island Arsenal just finished construction in the summer of 2018. They have 71 brand new 3-4 bedroom single-family homes for military families. Contact the Rock Island Family Housing Office at (309) 782-2376 for more informaiton.

    Rock Island Arsenal, IL Off Post Housing

    621 18th Street 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,040 Sq.Ft. / $179,900 | Home for Sale 6.2 miles from Moline (Main) Gate

    1930 W 58th street 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 947 Sq.Ft. / $1,300 | Home for Rent 4.9 miles from Davenport Gate

    1625 21st Ave 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,600 Sq.Ft. / $1,150 | Home for Rent 1.6 miles from Moline (Main) Gate

    803 17th Street 2 Bed / 1 Bath / 925 Sq.Ft. / $850 | Home for Rent 1.3 miles from Moline (Main) Gate

    1022 South Pioneer 2 Bed / 1 Bath / 800 Sq.Ft. / $625 | Home for Rent 3.8 miles from Davenport Gate

    108 W 5th St unit 10 1 Bed / 1 Bath / 1,068 Sq.Ft. / $950 | Home for Rent 0.7 mile from Davenport Gate

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    Surrounding Areas
    Despite its name, the 'Quad Cities area' is actually made up of five cities. Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa; Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island in Illinois - all located on the border of each state, creating a metro area of about 380,000 people. Small towns, with less than 6,000 residents surround the bigger cities and are considered to be a part of the Quad Cities area. In Iowa, these towns include Le Claire, Eldridge, Walcott, and Blue Grass. In Illinois, they are Coal Valley, Milan, and Port Byron. An average commute here is about 20-25 minutes. Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are the closest major cities to the arsenal, about an hour to an hour and a half drive west. Chicago is a 2 hour 45 minute drive east.

    About the Installation
    The Rock Island Arsenal has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s. Rock Island is the only active U.S. Army foundry in existence today, and many of the items that the arsenal manufactures include grenade launchers, weapons simulators and M119 towed howitzers. The arsenal was once home to the Union Army prison camp which housed over 2,000 Confederates during the Civil War. Rock Island Arsenal is located between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois.