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Old 02-13-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Hi all,

I visit City-Data now and then and enjoy the Alaska Forum; nice to be able to post while I am actually here (stopped at the College Coffee House on my way to the airport). Visited last March for the first time and loved it; came back to sample colder temps in February but missed -50 by a week.

Took the winter train again from Anchorage (love that trip) and stayed on Cleary Summit; good to see the northern lights again and to spend more time this visit just meandering around Fairbanks, driving through neighborhoods, etc.

Still think I'd like to move here someday but that would be a ways off yet, so figure at least a couple more visits in Dec/Jan and in summer would be a good idea. Missed it so much over the last year I was anxious to get back but I think this trip will have to last for awhile!

One piece of advice I've received is: when you are ready to move, don't buy right away; rent first, get a couple of winters under your belt and then decide if you are going to stay. Appreciate all advice/info on this forum, and will keep reading.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Yes definitely hang out for a while before buying. Different areas have a different feel and different type of people. Not saying that you couldn't fit into more then one area, and be happy. But if you are a Goldstream Valley type, you would be much happier there then in North Pole for example.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Thanks 1stime, good point about different areas having a different feel to them. I think that is true wherever a person lives and I know I tend to gravitate toward certain areas for whatever reason.

Back home now and catching up on all the household stuff that accumulates during vacation, but already thinking about the next trip.
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