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-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population


-Bitter winters

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.


Frontier town - East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range See Local Real Estate
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City: Fairbanks
Zip Codes: 99701, 99703, ... 2 total
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 418 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Fairbanks

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 21.10% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Fairbanks's Cost of Living
    Fairbanks's population is 32,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.81 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Fairbanks is $211,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.37%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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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)



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)



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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