A residence of choice for many military families, Desert Oasis Communities is one of the largest military installations in the world and is an essential part of the Army’s Test and Evaluation Command. Originally established in 1943, this latest development features safe communities with pedestrian-friendly environments. The complex was developed specifically to encourage social interaction and to provide a sense of connection among neighbors. Additional amenities include xeriscape landscaped yards, stucco exteriors with stone accents, covered patios, oversized garages, bay windows, high ceilings, modern bathroom design, granite countertops, cable television, and energy-saving appliances.
Developed in conjunction with Fort Huachuca, Desert Oasis Communities, was one of the last Army projects in the RCI program. This meant a great deal of MILCON work had been accomplished at the two bases. Desert Oasis Communities was one of the few projects to close during the critical stage of the 2008 financial crisis, and, moreover, the $106 million project (withFort Huachuca) came in ahead of schedule and significantly under budget.