Should we move to Alaska?
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Denise

Columbus, OH

#292 Jun 17, 2013
Hello, I am looking for some comments from anyone living in the Sand Point area. Are there any churches, do u feel safe when there are storms. What is winter like? Is this a good place to raise a 10 year old girl? Is there a medical clinic close. Any & all information is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Kathy

Jacksonville, FL

#293 Jun 23, 2013
Any good looking ,horny men in Alaska??
gwar1890

Yadkinville, NC

#294 Jun 29, 2013
dan wrote:
btw just to give you an idea, i drove from florida to alaska in the winter(dec 06) in a 2 wheel drive car, racing tires, no studs no chains no snow tires, drag radials if you kno what those are. with just enough money to make it here on gas with about 500 dollars left over between 3 of us when we got here. all we brought was my car and our clothes and ourselves. thats the bare minimum and we were fine. we drove from west palm beach florida to fargo nd then slept for the night. fargo to dawson creek BC then slept for the night then dawson creek to anchorage AK. all told it took us 6 days. some people just dont want people moving to alaska so they hype it up to be so cold and dark and expensive. it is cold and dark in the winter, but its light almost 24 hrs in the summer and very warm. it doesnt cost any more to live here and any normal city. the only thing i can think of that does cost more here is ciggaretes at 6.70 a pack. if you want to kno any more from some1 who has done what you wish to do let me know
can you email me i would really like to talk to you about this
Robert

Valdez, AK

#295 Jul 18, 2013
Teresa wrote:
What are the better towns to move to?
I have lived in alaska my intire life. I was born and raised in Valdez,alaska. I alson still live in Valdez. I love it here and would never want to move to another. We have to go to Anchorage quite a bit for different things like getting medical help when the hospital here cant provide it and other things. It is a bit spendy here, just like all of alaska, but it really is a safe family friendly place to live. There are lots of parks to go to, a beach and lots of other things to do with a child. What makes this town so family friendly is that every body knows every body, and that at like seven or eight you can send your kids off to school, or for a bike ride by themselves knowing that no one is going to kid nap them, and that if they do anything bad you will know about it. I remember being a teenager and hating this place because of that very fact. I could barly do anything bad without someone seeing it. It's about six hour drive to Anchorage, or a 45 minnoute flight. I still think to this day that Anchorage is a huge city because of living in Valdez. In valdez, the water comes from the glacier and there isn't any chemicals in it either. The only thing you can smell in town is the flowers, and nature, not the smog from cars. The bad side of it is that its the snow capital of North America. You pretty much need a four wheel drive truck with good clearance to get over the snow berms and good tires for when the 90+ mile an our winds are in after it snows and creats ice. Almost every house in the town has tie downs so the roof dosnt blow down, and trust me it happens to people every year. I've had to buy a new roof four times before I got tie downs and spent the extra 10,000$ on reinforced concrete to hold it down. But most houses already have it. If you like the city then Anchorage or Fairbanks is for you. There the only towns that can qualify as a city. There is plenty to do injust about every town up here, you just half to have a big imagination, and some creativity. If its the "country" you want then maybe copper centeris for you. It's about twenty miles fromGlennallen which is a very small town "it's not even registered as a town, technically it's a truckers stop with a grocery store a couple of restotonts and somegasstations." It can get up to a 100 there "never recorded, but we have a summer house there and are thermometers says different." In the winter it's freezing though. The average is about -40 but has gotten and been recorded -78. My grandmother was working with some people one day and they were driving to delta,also a small town, and they stopped in copper center along side the road because one of the guys had to pee. When he started the pee froze before it hit the ground and he ended up getting frost bite *down there.* but it depends on what you whant. Do you want a city, that would be Anchorage, Fairbanks, or for the smaller "cities" Palmer, or wassila. For small towns, but still has more than a thousand people living in it then Valdez or some other town. If its exclusion your looking for, but still has some signs of sivilisastion and schools for your children then glennallen, delta, copper center, Cordova, things like that. If you want 100% soclution, then you might want to find a place up north more were you need a bush plane to get in and out and you have to hunt and gather, you know the hole nine yards. Hope I helped!
Christine

Silver Springs, FL

#296 Aug 9, 2013
brian wrote:
my minds already made up. i'll be arriving in juneau sometime in the 3rd week in april.
if i'm persistent with my job finding and a place to live, saving money to live off on for a month or so,
what are some helpful insights to use when try to start my life there.
after i'm there a year, my goal is to start classes at the college there. biology and art majors.
i'de like to make some friends before i arrive.
smiles and love,
b
How has everything worked out????
Eminem

Alamogordo, NM

#297 Dec 11, 2013
EAGLE RIVEr! It's a nice cozy town! Me and my family lived there in 2008 - 20011
Joellen Nation

Pittsburgh, PA

#302 Oct 9, 2015
My small family wants to move to Alaska for a new start and my husband and I want to prospect for gold we don't want to get rich we just want simple living. We live in ohio right now and everything seems to be falling apart around us here we have been talking about moving to Alaska for a few years now but we just don't know how to go about things to get us to Alaska. So if there is anyone out there that can help us out it would be very very greatly appreciated.
Sincerely The Nation
Family
Joellen Nation

Pittsburgh, PA

#303 Oct 9, 2015
gwar1890 wrote:
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can you email me i would really like to talk to you about this
Are you still in alaska? And was it hard to find a job when you got there ?

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