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Old 04-21-2007, 03:25 PM
Location: Mayberry
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It depends on what you want. More sunshine? So Cal or NC. Beautiful scenery? Oregon Coast. Mountainous? Sierra Nevada mountains or Wyoming or Montana. Sorry you have to leave Alaska. I'm not sure I could handle no sun. I love NC because it has 4 distinct seasons. I have never experienced that before.

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Well it's not like we have "no" sun. We don't get alot but we get some through the winter. Unless of course your on the northern coast.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:15 PM
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We live in the Interior region.. so we do get less sun then you do on the peninsula. We used to live in Kenai, so we know the comparison very well.
It was much easier on us there then it is here. Never the less the company transfers wont take us back to that area so down to the states is the choice we have at this point.
Thanks for all of the input
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:25 PM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Tan beds don't cut it I take it? Heck I work on the slope 20 years now. Lack of sun still does not bother me. But I am already having a hard time getting to sleep with the amount of light we get now!
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:32 PM
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One of the mountain states, Utah, Wyoming, AZ. Dry climate and sun!
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:35 AM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Huntsville, AL or Colorado Springs, CO.

Jobs, quality of life, Jobs, affordable housing, Jobs, no traffic, Jobs, Excellent school districts, Jobs, relocation packages, and Jobs.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:01 AM
Location: Northern MN
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Originally Posted by Ilovefall View Post
I am moving out of Alaska after being here for 5 years now. I do LOVE the state, but the lack of sun in the winter does not like me very well. I had hoped I could get over it better then I have, but the light box treatments aren't working all that well for me or my kids. So here we are at a turning point in our life. We have the choose of transferring within our company to pretty much anywhere in the USA. I would prefer the Pacific Northwest, but am OPEN to any information or ideas from others as to where they would choose and why.

So there is the question: Where and Why would you choose a state to live in other then Alaska if you HAD to move.??

Thank you
If you decide you want to move to Minnesota, let me know, we can swap!
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:04 AM
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I'm originally from Alaska myself and miss home. But have been living in Eagle, Idaho for the last three years. It's just outside of Boise and is part of other connecting towns that make up the Treasure Valley - Eastern Oregon and SW Idaho. It's nice here, four seasons. It does get hot for awhile in the summer, but it's dry heat. It's growing here "big time" though. So much construction work going on. I've spoken to several people here who moved up from California to get away from the crowded conditions. The schools are good also. The college football team is good, Boise State Broncos. BSU seems to be a good school also. Mountain scenery behind the city of Boise really reminds me of Anchorage. This place has many other good qualities.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:32 AM
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We live just outside New York City, and are considering moving to the Boise area. We would love a small farm on the outskirts of Boise. We've been out to the area a few times over the last couple of years, bought some land in McCall, and are hoping to sell that and move to Boise. I've read that it's a great city to raise a family in. I've found the people to be very down-to earth, genuine and friendly. I guess 'crowded conditions' depends on what you compare it to! ... My question is, having been in Eagle for awhile, are you happy with Eagle as a place to live?, or have you visited other surrounding towns, and been drawn to them? We're looking for a small farm outside Boise, with mountain views. We're landscapers, so being close to Boise offers work. Can you make some suggestions? Thanks!! TomTamara
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:43 PM
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Here are my choices IF we weren't going to Alaska I would consider: (1) Northern Nevada, (2) Southern Utah & (3) Northern Arizona. All three places have great scenery, not as great as Alaska, but still good. Nevada still has no state income tax, almost as good as being in Alaska, you just don't get paid to live here.

What we have always enoyed about the Southwest is all the different places you can drive to in a day. Just a few hours drive and you're watching a sunset over the Pacific Ocean or you can be in some really nice snow country for those that are into winter sports, my kids are and I'm not. I am into riding a Harley and some of the backroads we ride around here are just stunning with unspolied beauty at every turn.

I like water sports and we have Lake Mead just 30 minutes from where we live, and yes there is still plenty of water in Lake Mead despite the record setting drought we are in right now. Having the boat in a slip ready to go anytime is heaven wating for us anytime we are ready to head out to the lake. Boating is a 12 month activity around here, we don't even know how to winterize our boats because we don't have too. I know that will change when we move to Alaska.
So when are you moving to Alaska and are you going to be a snowbird? We retire next year after 32 years in the State and will winter in Northern Nevada and summer up here in Moose Pass (awe heaven) We just purchased an 07 Ultra Classic and are very much looking forward to our rides down in the lower 48's
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