Originally Posted by dislocator3972
Someone just posted a thread about a playgroup starting here in Fairbanks. I just moved here this summer (from Denver), but it's much more than I expected. More diverse in a lot of ways, more fun, more friendly, more accessible. It's so easy to get to know people and find people to fit in with. It's also more run down looking that I expected. It looks like winter is just so hard on the exterior of the buildings that everything looks 30 years old. But the city is full of trees and that makes it so much better. It's just wonderful to be so close to the woods.
I agree with PP about the general attitude of people, everyone seems to love it here, and that makes such a difference.
So far, it's an absolutely incredible place to live.
I kinda agree. I have not lived in Fairbanks for 2 years but we have come up each summer for the Solstice Run. I think the slow economy and major troop deployments have really impacted Fairbanks more then Anchorage. Nearly ALL the active duty army have been deployed so there goes like 4000 people and their money.
I have noticed that a lot of businesses have had a hard time with the lost of income and have had to close down.
But I'm pretty sure the guys and gals are coming home from Iraq very soon so things should start to rebound.
Over all I just adore Fairbanks. We moved there from Delta Junction (1500+) and lived in Fairbanks for 3 years. We went to all the Ice Dogs Hockey games and joined the Alaska Club (fitness center) for swimming. We went to the library all the time too. Berry picking, farmers markets (the best around!
) and just the wide open spaces are so wonderful! There is a great club there too, the Blue Loon (www.blueloon.com
) which has movies, comedy and music. Great fun for the adults!
:The crunchiness of Fairbanks cannot be beat. I think being from MT, you will love Fairbanks!
Good LUck with the Job and possible move!