Quoting Shibby.:" I just researched for Pendleton, the area is just beautiful! The BAH would be 2000 a month. I'm from ... [snip!] ... of the south. I think it would be nice to experience california. It's a big move but if i'm gonna do this, better do it big :P"
You wont regret it!! There is so much to do in the area and a lot of things are free for Military families or discounted like Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park, legoland, etc. Plus the beach is right there and they have beach access on base. I miss it. Most of the housing is new or renovated. It's improved a lot over the past years.