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Old Yesterday, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Since you have a kid making a living is the first consideration. Fairbanks would put you close to some pretty nice and wild country. Housing is a mixed bag. Don't forget to budget for heating costs if heat isn't included in the rent. The cold is an extreme you've likely never come close to before. How far north have you ever been in winter? If you want to grow vegetables plan on having some sort of greenhouse for anything but the cold tolerant plants like peas/potatoes/etc. Your options for fruits to grow are very limited too. If you dream of a self-sufficient life in the north, don't rule out places like Maine.
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
 
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A lot of people romanticize Alaska.

Move wherever you can get a job and have an exit plan.

^^^ Four last words are the most important ones. AK might make you miserable, and exit from here is not that easy.
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Old Today, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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I grew up in Fairbanks so I'm admittedly biased. But Anchorage isn't the real Alaska, a statement with which I think other folks on the forum will agree. IMO Fairbanks is a the best place to balance your desire for "the amenities of living in civilization" with wanting to live in Alaska, particularly if you live outside of the main urban area. But it gets really cold there in the winter, which doesn't work for many people. Fairbanks can also be a pretty expensive place to live. But it's the place I would start if I wanted to ease into the real Alaska.
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