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Old 11-15-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: california
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My Husband has been looking into jobs in law, corrections, troopers ect...We cannot make up our minds to move to anchorage or juneau
can anyone give me advice on the two places or even just opinions, are children pretty safe in both cities? Anything would help.
Thanks
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Juneau is basically a small town spread out to a large degree. But there are no roads in or out of Juneau. Fly in or ferry in. That's it. It has most of the amenities of Anchorage, but lacks a lot in the way of cultural events.

Anchorage is a large city, with the concommittent increase in crime that goes with it. Having said that, I can say that most of the crime is centered on 3-4 neighborhoods in the city. Mountain View, Spenard and parts of Fairview are bad. South Anchorage, Jewel Lake, Sand Lake, Hillside are pretty good. Has all the amenities, concerts and social events. You can live in Rabbit Creek or Eagle River and be fairly removed from the city's bad stuff and still be almost anywhere in the city in a half hour.

JMO of course.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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If he's looking into becoming a ASTrooper, they won't place him where he wants, they'll place him where they need him. He'll have to put time into Rural Alaska first before he can choose where he wants to live. That can be anywhere from Kodiak up to Barrow along the coastal towns and places like Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue that are larger.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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We also compared Juneau to Anchorage before moving here.......we opted for Anchorage because we enjoy snowmachining....not many trails for that in Juneau.
Juneau I believe has more rain than snow. (It really is a rain forest) You have to get on a ferry (and take your car which costs $$$) to access another stop that gets you back on the highway system (like Haines, AK or Bellingham, Wa). That would add a day or many days onto any car-trip you planned. Juneau has tourism industry and the govt. seat there.

Anchorage has one of every business you can imagine. We compared it to Pittsburgh (which we knew) and have found it to be smaller and the downtown is much less congested. However, unless you like city living, residing on the outskirts or neighboring communities is the preference. The highway south leads to costal towns, the highway north leads to .....well, the rest of Alaska
Dawn
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: california
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Thanks alot for all ur input has helped alot, I suppose if my husband became a state trooper that may not be such a good idea, this will be my first move into unknown territory, my husband has been there once but only for a wknd. from what I understand it's best to stay in a big city when starting out, so far from all the input I'm heading toward Anchorage, maybe my husband should look more into being a police or corrections at least till we get to know the place.
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