Im from Kentucky, whats Juneau like?

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Hicktown

Fort Wayne, IN

#1 Sep 26, 2009
Tell me about Juneau.
penny

Henderson, TX

#2 Sep 29, 2009
good luck they won't say much...lol
Big Mike

Eagle River, AK

#3 Oct 23, 2009
Juneau is great, it's in Alaska!
Brittany Chichester

Fairbanks, AK

#4 Oct 25, 2009
I moved from Kentucky to Juneau back in September. I will tell you what its like. There is beautiful scenery all around and the air is very clean. Its always raining, and chilly out. Its starting to get dark around 5:30pm our time which in KY would be 9:30pm. Being from KY where the groceries are so cheap, it was definately hard for me to adjust. The food here is expensive..a 24 pk of soda runs you about $10.00 depending on where you get it, whereas in KY its about $5 something. If you dont have a vehicle then you better learn the bus systems because the taxi's are outrageous. My husband and I take one to the store and back and its like $40.00 total. The store we go to is just down the road. There is not alot of fast food here either, unless you live around the downtown or douglas area...thats about it if you want to know more...message back..
penny

Tatum, TX

#5 Nov 8, 2009
we are coming in dec, what kind of stores do they have there to shop at, grocery,retail..ect...I see it has already snowed up there a few times, round when does it start sticking. And how are the resteraunts priced, and which are recommended. Thank You
penny

Tatum, TX

#6 Nov 8, 2009
Big Mike wrote:
Juneau is great, it's in Alaska!
I can't wait to see, it looks beautiful online.
Brittany Chichester

Fairbanks, AK

#7 Dec 6, 2009
Well there was definately some sticker shock because things here are alot more expensive than home in KY. They have a small mall here, and walmart, fred meyers, costco and some other places..as far as resteraunts I havent been out to one but ive had dominos delivered and its wonderful..costed about $40.00 and some chinese food and it was really good too.. bout 26 dollars.. I dont know when it starts sticking I just moved here in September.. but its a great place just have a warm coat..like right now its 19 degrees..lol
penny

Henderson, TX

#8 Dec 9, 2009
I really appreciate your response to the post, we will be there on the 25th and really looking forward to it. I have been reading the Empire daily online, Thanks again.
Brittany Chichester

Fairbanks, AK

#9 Dec 10, 2009
Your welcome. I would have liked to know more about it before I came up and couldnt find out anything.. so I know where your coming from. Hope you like it here.. :)
penny

Tatum, TX

#10 Dec 11, 2009
we are so excited, just counting the days. Have you done the ferry ride, we are planning to while we are up there. Hoping for snow while we are there.
hmmmm

United States

#11 Jan 12, 2010
really enjoyed the trip, but no snow.
Alaskan

Anchorage, AK

#12 Jan 26, 2010
Been here for 9 years now. I was born in Lexington, but lived in Ohio most of my life. The winters there are colder and there is often more snow there than here. Milk is $4-5. First snow is usually around Halloween, often on Halloween, and begins to really stick 3-4 weeks later. otherwise, it rains alot. Buy Xtra tuffs!
AlaskaChic

Wasilla, AK

#13 Jan 26, 2010
Lol, our weather here isn't so great most of the time, but when its sunny here its worth it! Especialy on those summer nights when its still light out at midnight! An your on the beach with a fire and friends, its pretty cool!
I've lived here for almost 20 yrs now, moved here when I was 18 from Missouri...
Yes everything, and I mean everything is more expensive here, I think we rank right with Hawaii there..
Oh an Xtra tuffs are a great investment!
greyarea

Ashland, OR

#14 Feb 14, 2010
I'm here in Ashland Oregon planning a trip to juneau this spring.Is there anything in the way of cheap housing ? If I bring my Van would I be able to camp out in it without the police running me off ?
AlaskaChic

Wasilla, AK

#15 Feb 23, 2010
There are a couple of camp grounds here, I believe there is a small fee to even stay there I think its like $10 a night, but not forsure on that. As far as cheap housing, kinda sad, but nothing is cheap in Juneau! It is a beautiful place!
greyarea

Ashland, OR

#16 Feb 24, 2010
Thanx A.C.
greyarea

Ashland, OR

#17 Feb 24, 2010
How about jobs around the area ? Is there something other than going out to sea ?
AlaskaChic

Wasilla, AK

#18 Feb 27, 2010
I think there are jobs here, depends on what you do.. Alot here in Juneau work for the city, state, or healthcare... During our tourist season May-Sept there are many jobs in that industry, but those usualy only last the tourist season..
You can go online to juneauempire.com thats our newspaper here and see whats open.. an also the prices are renting etc.
Do you know anyone here?
greyarea

Ashland, OR

#19 Feb 27, 2010
No,I dont know anyone there, but a guy I worked with went there and came back with 40 or 50 pictures that really knocked my socks off.I really like to fish and you guys have all the best sea food.
I'm thinking I might be able to get on with parks and recreation as I have expeience and good references.If it worked out for me there I dont see me ever coming back to the lower 48.
AlaskaChic

Wasilla, AK

#20 Mar 4, 2010
Yes it is beautifull here, Ive been a few different places and always end up back here! lol
Parks & Rec is a good one here since there is so much to take care of in that filed!
The only way in or out here is by boat or plane thats the only thing that gets me when you do wana go somewhere.. Its always a plane or ferry ticket too! There is something about Alaska once your here if its really for you, you'll never leave! Good luck! Keep me posted! lol Have a good weekend!

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