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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population

Cons

-Bitter winters
-Isolation
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Fairbanks Metro Area


Fairbanks, a low, sprawling frontier town along the Chena River, supports a huge land area. As a crossroads of major highways and the northern terminus of the Alaska Railroad, Fairbanks plays a significant role as a transportation center and commerce headquarters for most of the northern half of the state. Additionally, the area serves as a military, education and health center for the region; the University of Alaska-Fairbanks is a large employer. Mining, forest products, the Alaska Pipeline, and tourism drive the economy and recent job growth has been fairly healthy.


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Quick Facts About Fairbanks


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fairbanks is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks jobs have Decreased by 0.45 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 21.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fairbanks's population is 32,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.81 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fairbanks is $211,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.37%.
    SCHOOLS
    Fairbanks public schools spend $18,069 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Fairbanks.

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  6/25/2015
Comfortable, But Winters Are Getting Harder

I have lived in the Fairbanks area for about 25 years and have become very comfortable with the community and the lifestyle here. That said, retirement is fast... (Read More)

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  5/27/2011
Interested in Fairbanks

Comments about Fairbanks, both positive and negative, are of interest to me. Was in Fairbanks this past March [and north on Cleary Summit] and fell in love with the... (Read More)

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  5/17/2010
Think Twice!

I came to Alaska 15 years ago on an adventure and first lived in Juneau, which I LOVED and then moved to Eagle River, which I loved and now live in Fairbanks! I do not... (Read More)

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