I have been reading a ton of the posts about relocating and a lot of it centers around those wanting to go "off the grid." That's not us, we are moving for work, want to live on the road system, and want a reasonable house! Together we will bring home about 6500 a month. We will either be living in North Pole or Fairbanks, but I am not sure where to start looking for housing. Is it possible or safe to commute between NP and Fairbanks for work? Which area has better schools? We are homeschooling right now but are considering putting them back in Public schools to make our scheduling easier. Like I said before I am not looking for off the grid but definitely need out of the way. What are the areas to stay away from? I currently live near Paradise, MI in the UP, so we are accustomed to winter although not on your scale. I trap and hunt A LOT, Last what advice would you give to help make a smooth transition. Keep in mind we are not moving to "try it out" After 12 years in the Marine Corps I am tired of moving so this is gonna be it.