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    Fort Buchanan, PR Local Information

    Fort Buchanan is located near Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Guaynabo has a population of 97,925. Nearby communities are Bayamon (208,115), Catano (28,140), Trujillo Alto (74,840), and Toa Baja (89,070). The nearest major city is San Juan which has a population of 395,325.

    Local Rental Housing Prices: The average price for a 2-bedroom home in the Guaynabo-San Juan area is about $585 per month. The average price for a 3-bedroom is about $770.

    Local Purchase Housing Prices: The average cost to purchase a home in the San Juan area is about $275,000, compared to Puerto Rico at $198,000.

    Short Description of the Area: San Juan is the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico. It is also one of the principal cities, along with Guaynabo, in the San Juan, PR Metropolitan Area, which includes most of the surrounding communities near Fort Buchanan. San Juan is just 15 minutes north of base, on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. It is one of the busiest port cities in the Western world. Puerto Rico, a territory of the U.S., is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, west of the U.S. Virgin Islands and east of the Dominican Republic.

    Climate and Weather: As an island in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico as a whole experiences a tropical climate year-round, with high temperatures around 82 degrees Fahrenheit and lows about 77 degrees. The San Juan area has never reported temperatures lower than 60 degrees. This area receives about 54 inches of rain annually, with most falling between May and November. Hurricanes and torrential rain have caused devastating landslides, so be aware during the rainy season.