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Old 12-04-2006, 11:29 AM
 
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Hello,

I am new to this site, but I have a few questions about Alaska (Anchorage to be exact). I currently live in the Minneapolis and potentially have the opportunity to move to Anchorage for a new position.

Initially I was not going to consider the position (because of the weather in AK); however, after looking at several videos and pictures I decided it may just be the place for me. It is breathtakingly beautiful! The average weather temps in the winter were also much milder than I thought they would be.

I am 27 and very active--love distance running and want to learn how to cross country ski.

I guess I would like to hear from anyone that recently moved to Anchorage from the lower 48. What were the biggest challenges/hurdles? Any advice for me?

Thank you so much!
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Anchorage will seem tiny coming from the twin cities. In reality the weather is no colder here than there. Justs lasts a little longert. Being more humid down there...it just might feel warmer! The scenery is awesome, and there is a nice little ski resort about 30 miles down the road. If you have an inside job...you should be fine.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:53 PM
 
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Anchorage is supposed to be one of the best, if not the best, towns in the US for xc skiing. Apparently there are tons of trails (which are hiking/running trails in the summer) right inside the town limits.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Yes...and you get to dodge moose on the trails...right in the city! Many places outside of Anch also. Many mountain trails.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Sevastopol city, Russia.
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Hi Rance! As for me so I believe there are three best citys in the world where I was : St.-Petersburg, Paris and Anchorage. I had been in Anchorage once few years ago and I had liked it very much. I'd love to live there if I have any chance ... .
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Hi Rance! As for me so I believe there are three best citys in the world where I was : St.-Petersburg, Paris and Anchorage. I had been in Anchorage once few years ago and I had liked it very much. I'd love to live there if I have any chance ... .


Come on over Lyuty. There are alot of Russians on KGB (Knik Goose Bay area) in Wasilla. They joke that they left the KGB and are now living on a road called that. LOL.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Sevastopol city, Russia.
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Come on over Lyuty. There are alot of Russians on KGB (Knik Goose Bay area) in Wasilla. They joke that they left the KGB and are now living on a road called that. LOL.
Good joke But I think it's impossible. First of all my age is not that to make such global change of the life. Secondly, I have too good work in Chukotka, Russia in order to abandon it. Thirdly ... etc. and etc. ... .
As for to visit Anchorage again so it's need thinking
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Good joke But I think it's impossible. First of all my age is not that to make such global change of the life. Secondly, I have too good work in Chukotka, Russia in order to abandon it. Thirdly ... etc. and etc. ... .
As for to visit Anchorage again so it's need thinking
age smage!!! not the issue.....age is not is not the issue....at first thought I would have said crap excuse but...leaving on country to another is problematic....state to state here is not such a big deal...it is all a mind set...we are uprooting at 56 and starting over in another state on the other side of the continent...I would have gone to a foreign country but hubby is much more "reserved" than I...not big on change so New England to Alaska is as much as I can push for right now!!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Sevastopol city, Russia.
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age smage!!! not the issue.....age is not is not the issue....at first thought I would have said crap excuse but...leaving on country to another is problematic....state to state here is not such a big deal...it is all a mind set...we are uprooting at 56 and starting over in another state on the other side of the continent...I would have gone to a foreign country but hubby is much more "reserved" than I...not big on change so New England to Alaska is as much as I can push for right now!!!
Agreed. You are right saing that leaving on country to another is problematic and as for state to state here is not such a big deal...
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I can understand what Lyuty is saying though, it can be hard to leave loved ones and friends when you are older and go to another part of the world. Yes it is an adventure but it can have sad moments even if you don't expect that to happen.
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