Posted on Oct 6, 2020
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I recently found out that I will be getting stationed at Fort Drum. For those that have recently been there or are currently stationed there, do you recommend staying off or on post? I am married and it will just be my wife and I. I am from Ohio so I’m not worried about the weather. We plan on renting if we stay off post
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DO NOT LIVE IN WATERTOWN! I bought a house in Antwerp and lived on the river about 20 mins North on highway 11. Philadelphia is good, Gouverneur is cheap but about 40mins to post in the summer and an hour in the winter. LeRay, Calcium, Philly, Black River are your best bets.
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SPC Kevin Ford
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Edited 7 mo ago
It's been 30 years since I was stationed at Ft. Drum so I probably don't have a good picture of the current housing situation. But I will say that your experience with the weather in Ohio will not be your experience in Ft. Drum. There will be a lot, and I mean a lot, more snow than you are used to.

https://www.syracuse.com/weather/2015/03/snowiest_place_in_america_tug_hill_lake_ontario_upstate_new_york.html

Edit to add: The reason I bring this up is it would impact my on-base / off-base thinking when it comes to making formation.
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NO one is every prepared for the weather of the great white north
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SPC Ethan Reddick
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I think it depends on how close you want to live. There are apartment complexes around post in Evans Mills and Calcium including Woodcreek, Eagle Ridge, Woodcliff, the Heights. A little further you have Watertown which has several places to rent from.
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