Fairbanks - United States

People and culture DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 30,224 people, 11,075 households, and 7,187 families residing in the city. The population density was 948.7 people per square mile (366.3/km²). There were 12,357 housing units at an average density of 387.9/sq mi (149.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.67% White, 11.15% Black or African American, 9.91% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 6.57% from two or more races. 6.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.There were 11,075 households out of w

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P :

I just received a job offer to move to Fairbanks. I'm a single female looking for the right end of town to live in to meet people (both males and females) to hang out with. Also looking for overall opinions of Fairbanks. Would love to buy a house so ends of town to look would be great.

cyanne2ak :
"I lived in Fairbanks for 16 years. If you are looking to purchase a home, I suggest you look on the hills around Farmer's Loop and at the West Chena Hills area (Chena Ridge). The BEST realtor in town in Chick Wallace. Fairbanks is a great place to live and has a phenomenal arts community. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have."
AlaskaGrown :
"Fairbanks is an OK place. there are alot of drunk Alaskan natives wandering the streets there. all hooked on cocaine. all want cup a soups. i would recommend living in anchorage which is where I'm from, but its about 5 hours away from Fairbanks. you should at least visit anchorage. have fun and good luck. I'm jealous. i miss Alaska. i live in El paso now because of my husbands job. i wish i could move back. OK I'm rambling, bye"
monie99701 :
"a nice neighborhood to buy a house is off of Market street in the Riverview area... its off of Airport Way, one of our main streets... Stay away from houses downtown as there are a lot of older houses and you have the wandering drunk natives lurking around every corner.. you might actually wake up to find one sleeping in your car..lol they are actually harmless just irritating... then you got the houses outside of town like farmersloop, now they are nice houses out there, but very expensive and most have well water with way too much iron, then of course you have the icy roads to contend with..... so anyway i would stick with the residential areas off of airport way or off the steese/farewell streets in the Hamilton Acres area... Good luck and in advance welcome to Fairbanks"
kadawg84 :

i recently found out that i am going to be relocated to alaska for a duty assignment. and i wanted to know if anyone knows about any available apartments in and arround the fairbanks area. i have been looking online for a few days now and so far i have been unsuccessfull so i need you r help please

Justin :
"Just follow one of the alcoholics home and you'll get invited in. Don't forget to bring a house warming gift."
Patti C :
"I live in Anchorage not Fairbanks, but there are many small apartments in Fairbanks because of the college. North Pole is next to Fairbanks, there may be some rental property there also. Are you military? If so, army or air force. One of the bases is not real close to Fairbanks, you may want to live on base instead. How long is the duty assignment? Short term housing may be easier to find around Christmas time, since some college students leave then. My nephew got his bachelors and masters degrees in Fairbanks; that took several years and he never had trouble finding a place to live. Good luck to you. Fairbanks gets much colder than Anchorage does. If you can possibly afford it, get a place with a garage."
Kaine :

I am considering tranfering to an Alaskan University, I don't know whether University of Alaska-Fairbanks or University of Alaska-Anchorage. I am a Biology major, I just want to know what it is it like to study in one of those universities, or if you have any comments or personal experiences that you may want to share. All the information that you can give me it will be greatly appreciated, and please just dont copy paste the information from the universities website. Please explain why is it good or bad. Or should I consider other schools... Thank you

chode b :
"I can answer this question as I am currently a bio major at UAF. As with any important decision I will list the pros and cons of studying at UAF. Pros: hands-on professors, ample research opportunity, ability to get personal attention at multiple times (outside office hours), great biological diversity of Fairbanks, is the state's premeir university with regards to biological sciences, lots of flexibility with regards to individual circumstances Cons: Much of staff is determined to teach you their area- no matter how irrelevant to your interest (or the course), Temperature frequently dips into -40F, you're often indoors the entire day, many people live in cabins w/o water and don't bathe. Hope this helps to influence your decision."
takenithome :
"i never attended either school but have been to both cities anchorage is alot better and some what warmer place than fairbanks. i lived in anchorage for 5 months due to family stuff and loved every minute of it. very beautiful."


Comments on Fairbanks

Date: 2008-02-05 01:37:01

Fred Meyers stores are stocking bundled fire wood in it's Fairbanks, Alaska stores. The wood appears to be from Washington State. The sustainability, and sanity, of this practice is questioned by a Fairbanksan.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:37:01

A crack epidemic of staggering proportions has hit the northern Alaska community of Fairbanks. Crack is showing up everywhere, from the coffee shops to the grocery stores. Even though the 'end' is in sight, locals wonder what to do about this troubling issue.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:37:01

Since the 1970s, climate change has doubled the growing season in some places. Since 1950, the overall state temperature has risen by 3.5°F, while wintertime temperatures have risen by 6°F, says Juday, a professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Drought is stressing and killing spruce, aspen and birch trees.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:37:01

Qualcomm has introduced two mobile devices – Fairbanks and Anchorage. The company will offer these samples for manufacturers so they can make their products. The first model is a portable media player with GPS. It is equipped with a big touch-sensitive display, a 3-megapixel camera, a digital TV receiver and an expansion slot for micro-SD cards.

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