Our campus is just three miles from Eglin Air Force Base and eight miles from Hurlburt Field, allowing DoD cardholders to take full advantage of base offerings such as commissaries, exchanges, health care and recreation. We are also a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. With our sense of on-campus community and the beautiful, convenient surroundings, you will love where you live.
What kind of Independent Living residences do you offer?
Bob Hope Village, our independent living neighborhood, is an active 55+ community offering private 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in six villages around campus. Elegant, spacious and amenity-rich, our independent living residences are a great place to retire!
Are the Bob Hope Village apartments furnished?
All apartments include major appliances. including a stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. Washer and dryers are either provided in each apartment or easily accessible at no additional fee. You bring your furniture and décor to transform our apartments into your home.
May I bring my car?
Yes, please bring your car with you to Bob Hope Village if you are actively driving. Bob Hope Village offers plenty of parking for resident owned vehicles. Parking is not assigned at Villages 1-4, but is assigned in Villages 5-6. Overflow parking is available for residents who have an extra vehicle.
Is transportation available?
Yes, we offer bus service with regularly scheduled trips to the local commissary, BX, grocery stores, and other shopping centers. Our transportation department is also available to drive residents to and from local medical appointments for a small fee.
Are meals included?
Bob Hope Village does not have a dining plan. A cafe is conveniently located in The Commons (community center) and is open Monday through Friday for lunch service. You may dine there with your friends and neighbors or choose delivery for a small fee.
Can my adult child or grandchild live with me?
No. Residency is only for those who meet our eligibility criteria.
Are overnight guests allowed?
Yes, you are welcome to have overnight guests visit you at Bob Hope Village. You may have guests stay overnight up to total of thirty (30) days in a calendar year.
Do you have guest suites?
We have four guest apartments that are fully furnished and available to your guests for a fee. Guest apartments may be used when you come to visit Bob Hope Village, take a tour, visiting family or guests.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed in Villages 1-4 with some restrictions. Guests are not permitted to bring pets on the campus.
Who is eligible to live here?
We are open to retired military members and their surviving spouses. All applicants to Bob Hope Village must be able to live independently and possess a valid military ID. While we are a 55+ community, younger applicants in need, whose active duty sponsor has just died, may be admitted for up to one year.
Are couples allowed?
Yes! Both prospective residents will need to be 55 years of age or older to reside at Bob Hope Village.
Do you have security guards?
Bob Hope Village is a gated campus with two entrances. Security guards are on duty 24/7.
May I use the pharmacy and other facilities at Eglin AFB?
Yes. Many of our residents utilize our prescription pick up. Prescriptions are picked up for Bob Hope Village residents every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.