Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ - HousingPurchase prices in the Tucson area average about $155,000-$165,000, which is much lower than the state average of $195,000. Rents in the Tucson area are fairly reasonable: a one-bedroom rental goes for about $700 and a four-bedroom for about $1600. The BAH rates for enlisted and officers generally cover these costs. The housing market in Tucson may favor buyers - the estimated average housing value is about $135,000.
Tucson is the second largest city in Tucson, with about half a million people in the city and a total of almost a million people in the metro area. Davis-Monthan AFB is only about 20 minutes from downtown Tucson (a little less in good traffic). The generally sunny weather and dry conditions leads to lots of outdoor activities, sports, and other fun - late fall through mid-spring has very mild weather. Tucson is near two small mountain ranges and a hill range, and locals sometimes go into the Coronado National Forest near Mount Lemmon, or Mica Mountain for cooler weather and greenery: Mount Lemmon even has snow skiing.
Other local communities include Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita; Sahuarita is closest, only 30 minutes or so away. DavisMonthanHousing.com has much more information on the Tucson area, including museums, parks, zoos, Old West tourism, popular local hobbies, sports, what to hunt, museums (including the Titan Missile Museum, and Pima Air & Space Museum), and local events. Check out the tabs to the left of the page.