Housing Resources

AFRL Scholars Program Administration advises that any housing arrangements should not be finalized until an offer has been accepted and a stipend award letter has been signed. Until that point, internship positions cannot be guaranteed. When available, AFRL Scholars Program will provide housing resources for scholars assigned to projects at this location as available. Scholars are responsible for securing their own housing arrangements at these sites. 

General Housing Information:

Notice: AFRL and USRA do not endorse any of the companies or websites listed below, nor is there any affiliation with them. The following resources are provided as a courtesy to AFRL Scholars Program interns. 

Edwards AFB Hotels:

Edwards AFB has many hotel selections in the neighboring cities. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you need a stay at one of the hotels near base. 

Holiday Inn Express Lancaster
43719 17th St W, 
Lancaster, CA 93534 
Phone: 1(661) 951-8848 

Oxford Suites Lancaster
1651 W Ave K, 
Lancaster, CA 93534 
Phone: 1(661) 949-3423 

Comfort Inn & Suites 
1825 W Ave J 12, 
Lancaster, CA 93534 
Phone: 1(661) 418-5690 

Best Places to Live Near Edwards Air Force Base:


Located about 30 miles from Edwards AFB is the city of Lancaster, California. The town has constantly been growing since the Aerospace Industry moved into the area. It’s location still provides affordable housing, plentiful land, and a business-friendly atmosphere. 

California City

The smaller town of California City is located a little closer to the base and is a popular place for military personnel from Edwards to call home. The shorter commute and the low housing costs make California City a tempting choice. 

California City Vacation Rentals & Homes - California, United States | Airbnb 

California City, CA Vacation Rentals: house rentals & more | Vrbo 

Things to Do Near Edwards Air Force Base:

Edwards AFB sits within the stark and natural beauty of the California desert. Outdoor activities will be hot but worth busting out the sunscreen to enjoy. Lancaster sees visitors and residents alike enjoy Saddleback Butte State Park for scenic trails and unique wild plants and animals, including the native Joshua Trees. Death Valley National Park is also a long day trip away and perhaps perfect for a weekend trip. There’s plenty of history to explore on base as well in the Air Force Flight Test Museum. 

Suggested Reads: 24 Of the Best Things to Do Near Edwards AFB and 28 of the Best Restaurants Near Edwards Air Force Base 

Additional Resources:  

Edwards Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (mybaseguide.com) 

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