While some people prefer the expenses of a trendy life in a buzzing city, others swear by the country life, where the next-door neighbor is located miles away from you. Alaska, on the other hand, can allow you to live any life you want in its secluded yet friendly, unique and interesting confines. Here are some of the best places to live in the largest, northernmost state.
City dwellers will love the vibe of Alaska’s largest metropolis, which boasts of a fairly large international airport and a downtown region that features malls, hotels, tourist attractions, theatre, performing arts and convenience stores. One of the nation’s most emerging cities, Anchorage is abuzz with busy workplaces and traffic-laden streets even in the peak of winters.
The second largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks offers the perks of a city life yet at a more relaxed pace. It houses the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a university museum and a host of lip-smacking foods — the yummiest being the French toast. There’s the signature Arctic wilderness, the Northern Lights and arts and culture. With a median summer temperature of about 60 degrees, it is Alaska’s warmest region. With relatively affordable properties, you can find some great deals on Fairbanks real estate.
All the pun about this place notwithstanding, Juneau is one of the best places to live in Alaska. It is home to an array of fine eateries, the University of Alaska and the fascinating Alaska State Museum. If that’s not enough, the downtown area is housed bang at the base of a striking mountain. Juneau offers world-class amenities and a nice lifestyle.
The well-hidden and fairly low profile Alaska is not as mainstream as other U.S. states, but nevertheless offers a great lifestyle on a comparatively lower budget. Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau offer a good standard of living, active recreational amenities and a thriving downtown region.