I had been living in Alaska, but my wife decided things were "too remote," so we moved to WI, and I've been regretting it every day. Right now, our tentative plan is to move to Fairbanks sometime soon. (If we could get rid of our house, I'd leave tomorrow)
Does it get difficult to find a place to stay in the summer? Curious if the rentals disappear due to tourists coming through. I've been to Fairbanks a few times, but it's always been after tourist season.
Also, I'm really curious how much you have to pay to heat your homes there, hoping I can get a few replies on that. I used to live in Glennallen, we had to heat one place I was in with oil, another place we supplemented with wood. Trying to figure out our expenses through the year.
And another question, my wife is thinking she's going to want to run a very small (2 or maybe 3 children) childcare setup. How common is something like that around Fairbanks?
We haven't chosen a particular area yet. I really like Salcha, but I'm sure my wife will want to be closer to the city to start with, so not really set on any exact location yet.