Originally Posted by rhhebert
Anyone live there? Any insight to what the city is like?
I moved here a couple of months ago from Tennessee. What is the city like? That's a big question...........
Lots of cultural opportunities for a town this size
Surrounded by mountains - trails everywhere - seems like different weather systems every 10 minutes of driving
People are friendly - when walking by people they smile and say hello - quite often even teenagers
Everyone dresses in outdoor store clothing and walks around wearing xtra tuffs and carrying coffee from Heritage Coffee stores
Housing is expensive if you want to buy (and a lot of it is horrible and people are out of their minds asking such prices).
Rentals are also expensive and if you have a pet very difficult to find. But it's doable and findable if you stick with it.
Check Craigslist for everything - lots of people moving in and out of this town (lots of free and cheap stuff to buy)
There's jobs available for certain professions. More so than in the lower 48.
Groceries aren't as expensive as I thought they would be - Walmart and Fred Myers (Krogers in TN) are just a little more expensive on some things, but again not as bad as I thought.
Restaurants and bars are expensive. I don't like the "running a tab" thing that has happend the first couple of times I went to bars with coworkers. Tabs can (and did) get way out of control. Last time I went out I paid as I went. Tough if the wait staff don't like it. Restaurants are more expensive than I am used to, but there are a couple I have found whose prices I can live with.
I miss Zaxbys chicken finger sandwich meals. And Wendys' frosties. Aside from Subway, McDonalds and Dominos, there's no fast food restaurants.
The most beautiful astoundingly beautiful town I have ever seen.
I started a blog just before I left Tennessee if you are interested:
Living The Juneau Adventure: March 2010