Pipcerne opens apartments for singles at Fort Bragg
The Randolph Pointe clubhouse and pool is centrally located at Fort Bragg's new apartment community for senior single or unaccompanied Soldiers. Surrounding the clubhouse will be 13, three-story apartment buildings.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The commute home just got shorter for some of Fort Bragg's single or unaccompanied senior noncommissioned officers and officers.

Randolph Pointe, Picerne Military Housing's new on-post luxury apartment community for senior single Soldiers, opened Feb. 20.

Master Sgt. Michelle Vinson was one of the first to move in.

"I like that it's on post but offers the same quality as an off-post apartment," she said. Vinson, a geographical bachelor, is in good company.

More than 120 Soldiers and Airmen have reserved apartments since pre-leasing began in April of last year.

The community's on-site leasing office, a furnished model apartment and a user-friendly Web site made pre-reservations possible.

Kelly Douglas, who heads Picerne's advertising at Fort Bragg, said, "RandolphPointe.com is our single greatest marketing tool."

The Web site features virtual tours, floor plans and an online application enabling Soldiers to reserve their apartments while serving on overseas deployments or at duty stations outside the continental United States.

Soldiers like Vinson are drawn to the community's location, floor plans, amenities and customer service.

Randolph Pointe is located near the North Post PX at the intersection of Randolph and Souter Streets.

The development's first phase will feature a total of 312 apartments in 13 buildings, each containing a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments.

Each plan features one or two large, equally sized master suites with private bathrooms and walk-in closets, individual climate controls for each bedroom and living room, a full-size kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area, a living room, modern appliances, a full-size washing machine and dryer, exterior storage rooms and a patio or balcony. Private garages and furniture rental are also available.

Residents will also enjoy access to a 6,000 square-foot clubhouse with numerous high-tech offerings, such as Wi-Fi connectivity, 14 flat screen televisions, a lounge with leather recliners and video gaming kiosks, a business center with fax machine and printer, a multi-purpose room with a video gaming system and pool table, a cardio-fitness room with personal televisions, a state-of-the-art weight-lifting room and a resort-style swimming pool.

Exterior amenities such as sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, a horseshoe pit and a picnic area are in development.

In addition to luxury amenities, the clubhouse is home to a dedicated property management staff and 24-hour maintenance services provided by Picerne Military Housing.

As off-post rental and basic allowance for housing rates continue to rise, value-oriented Soldiers are attracted to Randolph Pointe's strategic pricing. The community's rental rates are based on floor plan features, not rank, and include utilities, appliances, $10,000 of renter's insurance, expanded cable and high-speed Internet. Established rates are competitive with, or less than, those for comparable off-post apartments.

Private-sector funding, not tax dollars, is being used to construct and maintain Randolph Pointe. Private funding was made possible by Picerne through Bragg Communities LLC, the partnership between Fort Bragg and Picerne Military Housing as part of the U.S. Army's Residential Communities Initiative.

"As an initiative with no cost to the Army, Randolph Pointe is an attainable, fiscally responsible and replicable solution to improve single-Soldier housing and quality of life," said John G. Picerne, president and chief executive officer of Picerne Military Housing.

For more information, visit www.RandolphPointe.com.

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