BullwinkleMoose

Columbus, OH

#41 Jul 14, 2009
I am seriously considering moving to Alaska from Ohio. I have lived in Minneapolis for several years and have no problem with cold, snow, rain or whatever. Are there jobs in Alaska? I have almost 30 years in the printing and mailing business from sweeping floors, running presses and being plant manager. I have no real need to continue in that specific business, but would like to have an income at least in the $50s. I don't want to live in a city apartment but would like to live in the wilderness as much as possible. Needing only electric and water as necessities. I now use wood as my primary heat source and am used to cutting and splitting. I am a hunter/fisherman and am quite capable of obtaining my food source. It doesn't matter what part of the state I come to, I just want to be there. I would drive from Ohio to AK. How do diesel engines fare up there? I have a very reliable truck I would love to be able to keep. Any help is appreciated.

Tom
m0nk3y

Portland, OR

#42 Jul 19, 2009
Hello all, I am trying to move to Alaska, I have no problems with extreme cold, I like the cold. My wife on the other hand is not too fond of the cold, she likes it at around 70... where as I am just about dying of heat exhaustion at 71... I am 23 years old, and so is my wife, we have two young children, but not too young. My kids get heat sick really easy just like I do. For my kids sake as well as mine I am wanting to move that way, the only problem I have is getting the wife to agree, I am trying to get a job as an Alaska State Trooper if I am able to go up there, but I need some advice to try and convince my wife that it is not going to be "too cold" up there. Any advice you could give me as to how to talk her into even just going up there to try it out would be greatly appreciated.
m0nk3y

Portland, OR

#43 Jul 19, 2009
I currently live in a place where in the summer it hits 110F and in the winter gets down to -15F
needing a change

Madison, WI

#44 Nov 5, 2009
I have 3 boys 8, 7, and 2. I live in Wisconsin and have a couple relatives that live in Alaska. I want to move there so bad! The only problem is where am i going to find a job? I have looked all over on line. I have my Nurseing assistant cert, And i have 10 years into the Human service field as a direct care staff. I also have a year of Case management experiance. Can anyone help me out? I have to get outa dodge this state is wering me thin.
Griz

Longview, WA

#45 Dec 6, 2009
Out of most people who move to Alaska and are not familiar with it before moving, how many of them end up moving back would you say? Also, is it likely for someone who has never been to Alaska to move there and stay there?
Peachy Southern GA

Camilla, GA

#46 Dec 7, 2009
I am 25, single, no kids and looking for a change in my life. I am looking for a new adventure. I am looking for any helpful advice on moving to Wasilla. I have a good friend whom lives there and I think I too wanna give it a try! I am just worried about finding work. How hard is it to find a job there? I have done mainly office work. I am too concerned a little with the cold as I am moving from the GA/FL line.
jose

Brazil

#47 Feb 19, 2010
McKenzie wrote:
Hello,
My husband and I are considering moving to Alaska. We currently live in Southern California. Both of us are miserable here! long for a slower passe life! A community where you know your neighbors! My husband is kind of a jack of all trades! He wants to get his Airframe and Powerplant Certification. So he could work on air planes. I'm currently an office manager for a small construction company and I'm toying with getting my AA in accounting. We are not sure what areas we should be looking at! We like small downs but we are going to start trying to have our first child and school and hospitals are all a consideration for me! If anyone has any insight I would be so grateful!
ok im 16 would i be able to buy land in alaska with my fathers child support money that he hasnt payed in years ?i could get him to buy the land ill be 17 in three months .
jose

Brazil

#48 Feb 19, 2010
i am 16 and i was wondering if i could buy land in alaska with my fathers childsupport money that he hasnt payed in years ? im going to turn 17 in three months .is there anyway for me to get the land at all ?
why

UK

#49 Mar 1, 2010
why do you want to move to alaska at your age?
Lisa

Silt, CO

#50 Mar 2, 2010
McKenzie wrote:
Hello,
My husband and I are considering moving to Alaska. We currently live in Southern California. Both of us are miserable here! long for a slower passe life! A community where you know your neighbors! My husband is kind of a jack of all trades! He wants to get his Airframe and Powerplant Certification. So he could work on air planes. I'm currently an office manager for a small construction company and I'm toying with getting my AA in accounting. We are not sure what areas we should be looking at! We like small downs but we are going to start trying to have our first child and school and hospitals are all a consideration for me! If anyone has any insight I would be so grateful!
We have a great place on the Kenai Penninsula. We lived there for 4 years, and absolutely loved it, but we had to move because of elderly family in the lower 48. There are planes all over the place there, and even a runway at the back of our property. There are airplane tours given there. Our home has 4 beds/2baths, 3000 sq ft, 2 acres and in the best town you could ever live in and raise your children. We have 2 children that we were raising while there, and they did not want to leave. Plenty close enough for hospitals, doctors, etc. We need to sell soon. The house is in excelent repair. There is an appartment on the property as well as a barn/shop. We have a 4 truck stall carport. Great well water.
We have plenty of pictures if you aree interested. It is not just any old place to live. It is the best.
Lisa

Silt, CO

#51 Mar 2, 2010
m0nk3y wrote:
I currently live in a place where in the summer it hits 110F and in the winter gets down to -15F
Read what I wrote about where I lived under the name Lisa. I would never have moved if I didn't have to. I am very cold natured, and did fine. I am from GA and lived there and loved it. It is such an unusual place and beautiful that you won't want to move back. A state trooper owns the property next to us and one has looked at buying our house. Are you looking for a place to live?
Lisa

Silt, CO

#52 Mar 2, 2010
BullwinkleMoose wrote:
I am seriously considering moving to Alaska from Ohio. I have lived in Minneapolis for several years and have no problem with cold, snow, rain or whatever. Are there jobs in Alaska? I have almost 30 years in the printing and mailing business from sweeping floors, running presses and being plant manager. I have no real need to continue in that specific business, but would like to have an income at least in the $50s. I don't want to live in a city apartment but would like to live in the wilderness as much as possible. Needing only electric and water as necessities. I now use wood as my primary heat source and am used to cutting and splitting. I am a hunter/fisherman and am quite capable of obtaining my food source. It doesn't matter what part of the state I come to, I just want to be there. I would drive from Ohio to AK. How do diesel engines fare up there? I have a very reliable truck I would love to be able to keep. Any help is appreciated.
Tom
You can do anything you want in Alaska and succeed. We succeeded in everything we did. If you are looking for a place to buy, our home is for sale and in a great location. We hunted and fished ...and we were guides on the Kenai River, and did very well. We hunted also, and had wildlife literally in our back yard. We can send pics.
Rebecca

Port Alexander, AK

#53 Mar 3, 2010
I recently moved from Michigan to a small rural town in Alaska called Port Alexander (on the southern tip of Baranof Island). I absolutely love it here and can't imagine being anywhere else. I was worried about expenses, thinking products would be so much more expensive, but have saved more money in the six months that I've been here than I think I ever have. I love the simplicity and the quality of life (and education) that my kids have here. It's been an amazing experience so far. I have two young boys and don't think that I would be able to find a better place to raise them. The nature is amazing, safer than I ever thought existed, down to earth family community, great education that is very often nearly one-on-one, 100% community support of the school, beauty of nature, etc...
If you're thinking of moving to Alaska and want to know more, feel free to contact me. I live in a community of less than 100 and LOVE IT! I think that the overall feeling here is that we want to grow the community without overwhelming it. There is so much support here and it's impossible to not LOVE it!
Robert Hamborg

La Junta, CO

#54 Mar 5, 2010
Hi,

Sound like you know what you talking about - i have to get there I will do anything please email me back at admin@thesoftwaremarket.biz I can do anything- jack of all trades with background in building, tractor trailer, livestock, tell me how a gerneral laborer can do and im on the next boat!!!!!!! I know ak is my destiny and dont take that lite-ly please get back im coming either wayQ
Rebecca

Port Alexander, AK

#55 Mar 5, 2010
Robert-
what do you want to know?
ok go

Conshohocken, PA

#56 Mar 9, 2010
bye
Chad

New York, NY

#57 Mar 24, 2010
Hey I have a question, will you need a car moving to Alaska? Is there reliable public transit?

If anyone can get a chance to answer a few questions my email is rehak69live.com
Rebecca

Juneau, AK

#58 Mar 24, 2010
Chad wrote:
Hey I have a question, will you need a car moving to Alaska? Is there reliable public transit?
If anyone can get a chance to answer a few questions my email is rehak69live.com
Depends on where you're planning on moving to... The larger cities have public transit, bus systems that run daily. Some of the smaller cities you may not need a car at all, some of the smaller cities aren't even on the road system. It's not like the lower 48 where you could get from any city in the state to another just by driving.

Since: Mar 10

Portland, OR

#59 Mar 27, 2010
If anyone can give me some info on what the job market looks like up north.

My hubby and I are planning to move from Portland, Or to AK in the next year or two.

He is finishing his paramedic training and is hoping to get a position working with a helicopter medic crew or something similar.

I am finishing my mechanical drafting and design degree, so I would be looking at getting into the engineering field.

I have seen a few people say to go up and look for jobs before moving, I suppose that would likely dictate the area we lived in. We are flexible on commuting and are actually hoping to live just outside one of the larger cities if possible. Portland has made us sick of the urban life.

Ok, sorry, one more question. We currently have a front wheel drive car... will a car with good snow tires be sufficient or should we look into getting a 4WD SUV prior to coming up? I lived with a woman in Skagway who owned a honda prelude and she seemed to do fine. Though Skagway is considerably farther south than Anchorage or Fairbanks... any thoughts on that topic?

Thanks,
Shanara Y.
Debbie

Charlotte, NC

#60 Apr 7, 2010
I would like to move to Alaska. I work in health care, administrative support; right now I live in North Carolina, the people are nice, etc., but I hate the hot weather; I have lived here for 15 years and I hate the hot weather. Does someone have a suggestion for work in Alaska? Thanks so very much for your time.

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