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Old 03-24-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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I would like to move to Alaska, one of the seaside towns. I really need a new start and can't think of a more likely place than there. I am an outdoorsy kind of girl and think I learned something about living in the cold from living in Cheyenne for about 8 years. Does anyone have any ideas on how a person would start to look for a house to buy or rent? Also, which town might suit a single girl who loves wildlife and small town rural life?
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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I would like to move to Alaska, one of the seaside towns. I really need a new start and can't think of a more likely place than there. I am an outdoorsy kind of girl and think I learned something about living in the cold from living in Cheyenne for about 8 years. Does anyone have any ideas on how a person would start to look for a house to buy or rent? Also, which town might suit a single girl who loves wildlife and small town rural life?
How much money do you have? The coastal communities are fairly expensive to live in. What sort of work do you do? It is necessary for you to work in order to survive, or do you have a trust fund?

Are you single/no kids? I'm not asking this because I'm trying to hook up. If you have no ties to where you are now, go on coolworks and get a summer job in Alaska and take it from there. If you need some job leads, just ask.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Step one: Get here

Step two: Live the life
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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It really depends on what you do for work. I too am single (with a kid though) and moved up here site unseen last summer based on an internet application and phone interview. I think if you work in healthcare or education, getting hired like that is pretty common. If you aren't in a field that will hire you before you get here, I would save up a few month's worth of living expenses, research where and when your best place/time of arrival is, and just do it. I stayed at a weekly rental hotel before finding a more permanent place to live (it was about $450 per week to do that. I stayed there for one week, then rented a couple of rooms from someone for a few months, and now am in a regular apartment where I plan to stay. That plan of attack worked great for the matsu area. It might not work as well in an area with scarce rental units).
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Step one: Get here

Step two: Live the life
Step three - realize you can't hack it and leave!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Step 1: Move to Alaska
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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Win ^^^^^^^^
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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I would go for a visit first.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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There are a handfull of coastal smallish towns on the Kenai Peninsula. Come spring you shouldn't have too much trouble finding some sort of employment.

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Southeast also has numerous small towns on the water and there are a handfull of residents here that can give you info on those places.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Step 1: Visit.

Step 2: Find a town (like Point Hope)

Step 3: Take up carving and make 6 figures a month, carving Ivory !!
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