U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Alaska
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-06-2018, 07:17 AM
 
400 posts, read 191,351 times
Reputation: 364

Advertisements

Not only is Casper on my never return to list - I hear they finally cleaned up the scrap metal yards along the interstate.
Of those two towns, I'd rely on https://www.healthgrades.com for my hospital choices. When I compared two very familiar towns to where I live now - I'll stay put with my 6% income tax and $20 plates.

https://www.healthgrades.com/hospita...ory/wy-wyoming
https://www.healthgrades.com/hospita...tory/ak-alaska
https://www.healthgrades.com/hospita...ory/mt-montana
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-06-2018, 07:03 PM
 
35 posts, read 37,255 times
Reputation: 46
We moved to Eagle River, AK with kids and absolutely love it here. It is beautiful and there are several great trails near here (e.g. Mount Baldy, Eagle River Nature Center). Several physicians live around us~ some initially came here with the military but decided to stay. There is certainly a strong demand for medical professionals here. We've found that AK is one of those places that there are really no words to describe- just breathtaking. The downside we noticed most is the time it takes to travel to friends/family in the lower 48 and limited products or places that deliver to AK without huge shipping fees.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-06-2018, 07:33 PM
 
400 posts, read 191,351 times
Reputation: 364
ANC-SEA connects to the rest of the country. It's not that big of a deal even when we had three children with us. Yes costs are higher just like it was in Hawaii. Look where you are....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2018, 04:44 AM
 
6,353 posts, read 2,707,015 times
Reputation: 4122
It is also a highly captive market up here, if you are an aircraft owner make sure you have your IA otherwise be prepared to wait a long time to get your annuals done and its going to COST, alot of Alaskan pilots just do their own work and dont do the sign offs, thats just Alaska. The flight to Seattle is LONG and expensive, it creates complications with our family out of state because it is easily a day of travel each way and if they cant get off work dont have the vacation time money for tickets or what ever then you just dont get to see them unless you fly down south all the time.

You really have to take at least 2 weeks and for alot of people thats their entire annual leave. Now that I am not making real money we likely wont be here to much longer, the first good offer out of state I am taking so long as there is a full relocation package. Alaska very quickly becomes not a fun place to be if your not making ALOT of money.

Also it is extremely unclear what is keeping the demand for medical proped up, with the new governor its very likely medicare is getting the ax as its a significant state expendeture. Outside of that the oil companies have already let most of the oil and gas workers go (mostly on the contractor side). So I am not exactly sure who is going to be paying for all this over priced medical care. Just something to think about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: MN
2,920 posts, read 2,712,655 times
Reputation: 2283
Iím from MN, lived in Anchorage for a year. In big picture, you lose your family when up there. My parents came up twice, but every holiday wasnít with family or friends. One thing I noticed was all my friends up there went to college in lower 48 and all came back after. It was a fun year, but couldnít wait to leave, rather visit then live. I visited Whitefish, MT this August along with Idaho, Iíd take MT over AK everyday. Much easier to be apart of rest 0f country in MT then AK.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2018, 01:45 PM
 
400 posts, read 191,351 times
Reputation: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by wamer27 View Post
Iím from MN, lived in Anchorage for a year. In big picture, you lose your family when up there. My parents came up twice, but every holiday wasnít with family or friends. One thing I noticed was all my friends up there went to college in lower 48 and all came back after. It was a fun year, but couldnít wait to leave, rather visit then live. I visited Whitefish, MT this August along with Idaho, Iíd take MT over AK everyday. Much easier to be apart of rest 0f country in MT then AK.
When I lived near Kalispell, MT we'd see a lot of AK plates in the fall & winter. They'd stay until April and be gone until fall again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
6,430 posts, read 3,502,558 times
Reputation: 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneDawg View Post
When I lived near Kalispell, MT we'd see a lot of AK plates in the fall & winter. They'd stay until April and be gone until fall again.

I can't imagine why Alaskans would want to winter where it's even colder. I prefer wintering in Arizona.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2018, 10:13 AM
 
400 posts, read 191,351 times
Reputation: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaErik View Post
I can't imagine why Alaskans would want to winter where it's even colder. I prefer wintering in Arizona.
I didn't write/say that. Some were visiting relatives or friends. But no way in Hades is the weather colder than in AK..Lots of Alaskans wintered in AZ, but also in HI and Mexico.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
6,430 posts, read 3,502,558 times
Reputation: 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneDawg View Post
I didn't write/say that. Some were visiting relatives or friends. But no way in Hades is the weather colder than in AK..Lots of Alaskans wintered in AZ, but also in HI and Mexico.

Montana is much colder than Southcentral Alaska in the winter. Same with ND and MN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
3,021 posts, read 1,639,010 times
Reputation: 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaErik View Post
Montana is much colder than Southcentral Alaska in the winter. Same with ND and MN.
Not necessarily. Anchorage's average low in winter is lower than Bozeman's or Minneapolis', and Bozeman is at 4,000 ft. Fargo is colder, however. Probably International Falls, MN too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Alaska
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top