Next is Adobe Flats. This is NCO housing, though nothing surprises me on this base anymore, so don’t hold me to that if you see other ranks living there. 🙂
There are 4 sections, though I’m not sure where the lines are drawn. I’m sure it’s between the types of housing that are over there but you don’t see specific signs telling you are in Adobe Flats III or what not.
This housing area has its own clubhouse and pool! Isn’t that great??? The pools are open sometime in May and stay open until September. There has been talk of opening slightly earlier…I know the one near me was open when we moved here in mid-May, but just on the weekends and afternoons. During the summer they’re open every day, all day long.
Adobe Flats is near the Condor gate. It’s just minutes from the commissary, home store, community center, and the elementary school. Hmmm…most housing is just minutes from there. Even Ocotillo…WAY on the other side..is still only 7 minutes to the commissary. So I guess Adobe Flats would be more like one minute driving. 🙂
One of the nice things about Adobe Flats is being near the gate. Zoom Zoom and you’re out the gate and at 55 m.p.h. heading for town.
Oh and another thing I thought of. The street going in and then out further up is one way. Please keep this in mind. ONE WAY. Don’t ask me how I know. LOL
In this first picture I have just turned right into Adobe Flats on the ONE WAY STREET. If you look past the sign you can just barely make out the gate. Just before the gate is where the ONE WAY STREET comes back out onto Del Valle (the main road).
This is the first housing you see. They are 2 bedrooms. I’ve never been inside one. If you’ve been told you’ll be in Sunflower Terrace (E-1 to E-3 housing) these are the same. One car garage. Little backyard/patios. There are several streets of these. Notice how the road off the ONE WAY STREET is not ONE WAY. Very confusing…to me. LOL
The back of the units. Little fenced in areas. Nice.
This is probably Adobe Flats III or IV. They are 3 and 4 bedrooms, 2 car garages. I have been inside one of these. It’s nice! The living room is really big. Average dining room. The kitchen isn’t huge but it’s decent. Typical base housing..typical kitchen for this size house. Off the kitchen/in between to the garage is the utility room. Nice built ins there. Extra storage. Upstairs is a small loft area that is in between the bedrooms. It’s not huge by any means but in the one I saw they had some toy shelves there, a little kid table, beanbag. It was nice. Decent bedrooms.
Here is the back. So. The downside. No backyards! You have those closed in patios and that is it. You are allowed to put things outside the gate. I’ve seen little playsets and so forth but they can’t be there during mowing (this is my understanding) and you can’t do anything about things being stolen.
There are lots of playgrounds though! And the streets are super wide! And because of the 2-car driveways there were not many cars on the street. Great for riding bikes and taking walks and such. In the newer area of Adobe Flats the trees are really little still. Not much shade.
Here you can see one of the older areas…big trees..the leaves will be back soon. It does get cold here in the winter. It even snowed!!!
I’m not sure what size these are. There was a whole section of these one-story. By counting windows they seemed like 3 bedroom units but I can’t know for sure. These streets are quiet, and very nice with all the trees. They have back yards similar to the first house I showed you on this page.
Another of the front of these little houses. Cute.
Here’s the backyards again. These story ones are 3 bedrooms I believe. I was told the ones with no windows o nthe upstairs were 2 bedrooms. These have 2 windows i nthe back AND one in the front so I’m thinking they’re 3 bedrooms. But if they’re 2 bedrooms also someone please let me know so I can update! 🙂
I have more housing to post and am getting there little by little. As I learn more about each of these housing areas I’ll update the posts. Adobe Flats is a HUGE housing area but looks like it is well-maintained and actually pretty quiet. The ONE WAY STREET seemed a little busier as it’s the main road around..and the older units just have one-car spaces so there were more cars parked on the street. The ONE WAY STREET explains why all the cars on both sides of the street were facing the same direction. 😉