I'm considering a move to Alaska from Oregon this summer for a job in Anchorage. Looking at buying a simple house 2+ bedrooms, 1+ bath, garage for boat and truck, workshop a plus, home brewery a double plus, maybe $250-350K?...
I like the idea of living out of the city in a place like Eagle River. Probably more peaceful for me I'm thinking? and less crime perhaps. I'm a single man that enjoys fishing, home brewing, gardening, and home improvement projects. Would be great to get back into hunting as well.
Any advice on where to live? Prices seem similar between Anc and ER, but seems like you get a little bit more for the $ in ER? I know the commute to Anc from ER would be 15-30 minutes depending on conditions, but that's not too bad. Are there other areas you can recommend to me? I'll check the neighborhoods out in-person before buying, but want to focus on some good places first.
Thanks for any ideas!