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So much to do - 4/24/2008
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Abhd
Juneau, AK

To live in Juneau, it is important to disregard the weather much of the time. With good gear, the outdoors is usually available and magnificent. People are interested and interesting and there are many events to stay busy. We have recently even added so many big box stores that most things you need are available in town.

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Goodpup

Hiking is fun! - 5/29/2014

Juneau AK has over 50 trails in and around our community. They can be short as a jaunt from the road to the water to go shell collecting or much longer. Such as a hike up Mount Roberts and heading out beyond with a backpack and safety in mind. Mendenhall Glacier which lies in the Tongass rainforest offers beautiful scenic trails for short or long duration. Whatever you do come prepared for fun and maybe a little liquid sunshine (rain). Maps are a must because some trails have what looks like various paths in which to choose. I have had to do my share of taking a wrong path only to discover that it ended at a stream or was some kind of wildlife trail. I hike with dogs and they wear bear bells. You don't want to be in bear country and surprise a momma with her cub(s). Play it safe and have fun on our trails. Let someone know where your going and when you expect to return. Enjoy the trails, please do not litter and to play it safe follow a guide to not get lost.

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Rich

Adventure - 12/27/2013

If you want wilderness, mountains, ocean, fishing, hunting, hiking, snow, rain, and cold, this is the place to be.

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Eva
Douglas, AK

Virtually no violent crime - 8/10/2011

Have you ever been in a place where you don't need to worry about who is walking behind you, where you may leave your house and car unlocked without worrying about them, where everyone says hello and means it? That's Juneau. Certainly we have crime including, for the most part, drug abuse and domestic violence but it's pretty difficult to get away with most criminal behavior because, for example, a stolen car can only get out of Juneau via ferry! This is the most peaceful and stress-free place I've ever lived.

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David
Juneau, AK

High cost of Living - 5/12/2011

Have lived in Juneau since 1985. Unless you have a college degree and like rain for get it. The cost of living, food, utilities very high. On a sunny day the place is heaven. Great tourist trap. I live a one from the Mendenhall Glacier. Low paying jobs are plenty, but the cost of housing makes in impossible to enjoy the outdoor. In other words. you got to work longer hours to live. Selling a house is plus.

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michael n
Juneau, AK

Juneau's Quality of life - 12/3/2010

I have lived here for thirty years grow up in southern California. Cant't imagine living anywhere else. Expensive to live here, but good work opportunities lots to do and enjoy.

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Linda
Juneau, AK

Climate - 9/7/2009

One of the most beautiful places on the planet...when you can see it. Juneau is surrounded by mountains placing it in a valley where the weather tends to settle in. We have many gray, cloudy, rainy days but when the sun comes out it's magical.

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BLS
Juneau, AK

Rainforest - 9/12/2008

Living in southeast alaska put you in the center of a rainforest - temperatures are on the cooler side with rain pretty much every day.

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Abhd
Juneau, AK

So much to do - 4/24/2008

To live in Juneau, it is important to disregard the weather much of the time. With good gear, the outdoors is usually available and magnificent. People are interested and interesting and there are many events to stay busy. We have recently even added so many big box stores that most things you need are available in town.

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Leimomi
Juneau, AK

Juneau is friendly and not a dark place after all - 11/14/2007

Juneau Alaska is part of the National Tongas Forest...meaning rains a lot. The cost of living is very high, and groceries no doubt 30% more than the national average (lower 48). It is always good to weigh your options before moving to S.E. Alaska and Juneau Alaska. Otherwise you wasted your time, money to find out this is not what you wanted. Juneau does have friendly people. People have expectations about places they want to go visit and ideals before getting to their destinations...sorry we don't live in ice igloos all year round!

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Deana
Juneau, AK

So much to do - 10/13/2007

Believe it or not, for a town of 30,000 Juneau has cultural and recreational events to rival cities of 100,000 or more. Theatre, symphony, opera, jazz & classics and folk music festivals. There's often more to do than time to do it, especially when trying to work in fishing for salmon and pulling crab pots full of dungeness crab!

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Helene
Juneau, AK

Rain Forest - 9/12/2006

A lovely rain forest. But if you don't like the rain this is not the place for you.

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jackson
Jackson, WY

Dark and unfriendly - 8/8/2006

I was offered a job in juneau, so I decided to fly up and check it out. Within two days I decided that juneau was not for me. There is a decent bit to do, though the only way I could handle it is if I already had friends here. It is just grey grey grey all year long. Find me a city in the US that has fewer sunny days a year than juneau(maybe sitka). It is very lush and green, and there is some old growth forests around. The fishing is some of the best in the world. Lots of water.... waterfalls, creeks, rivers and their frozen cousins, glaciers. The icefields are amazing. It's also very expensive. Property values are kind of on the high side, and fresh fruits and veggies are alot more than I was used to paying. There are no roads in and out of juneau, therefore everything is shipped in, hence the pricetag. In the summer their are tons of cruise ships, with tons of tourists flooding the streets of downtown. The people don't seem too friendly at all, and there isn't much culture to be had(music etc...). I thought I could handle it before I came up here, but after staying a few days, I have a very depressing image of the whole area. There is money here, but all the buildings seem run down, there is trash laying around everywhere, and it just seems like an economically depressed area(closed up old shopping malls, etc..). It would be fun to visit for maybe a few months max, but I just don't see how I could possibly live here.

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Ken
Juneau, AK

Juneau, Ak - 6/27/2006

Juneau has tons of recreational opportunity, if you like the outdoors. Hiking, fishing and hunting, boating, kayaking, biking, camping.

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Sue
Juneau, AK

Juneau - 6/21/2006

Juneau is a great place to live.First the bad part-lots of rain (we are in the Tongas National Forest, which is a temperate rainforest).The good part--lots of quiet, if you want it, and a safe place to live. The forest and water are breathtaking.Wildlife and adventures are all around. It's a hassle to get to and from--only by boat or plane, but worth it to many folks who live here.

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Jon
Douglas, AK

General - 5/23/2006

Lots of mountains, water and trees. Great fishing, hiking and boating.

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renee
Juneau, AK

Family - 9/30/2005

Its one of the best places to be if you're raising a family (and can afford to live here).

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catherine
Juneau, AK

rain forest - 7/14/2005

Juneau is a rain forest; it is very beautiful ; lots of rain, gets dark in winter months which is hard to cope with for a lot of people. crime rate is very low. best to live here if you have small children, not much for singles unless you enjoy drinking in the bars. it is expensive as well.

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