Hello All, I am coming from the lower 48 and my wife has been offered a job in Anchorage. I have visited Alaska and I am excited to go, but have some questions that maybe you folks could help me with. We are not sure where exactly we want to live. The plan is to probably rent for a year so we can get the lay of the land before buying. We have looked at some of the surrounding areas that by our standards don't seem very far but I am not naive enough to think that Alaska is anything like what I am used too. I have an 11 year old girl and a furry 4 legged son that goes with me nearly everywhere so I am looking for family oriented places and good schools. Would Wasilla be to far for a daily commute into Anchorage? Would winter make this not feasible? Other areas? I don't say this to brag but just so you know what we are working with my wife makes a 130k salary and I am a Registered Nurse and Paramedic so finding work is usually not a problem for me. Any ideas on areas would be a HUGE help!
P.S Any input on how to get involved and embrace the Alaska lifestyle would make you my friend for life. We love the outdoors. Im not much of a fisherman (but love to learn). We are firearms enthusiasts but its been years since I have hunted (also want to pick it back up)