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I'm seriously considering buying in Alaska. Where would you buy and why.
I've never been to Alaska, but I am taking a cruise in July that will hit several ports and then docks in Seward. From there I am renting a car and driving around for a few days before having to fly back home. If there are any places I should definitely check out please let me know.

This will be a vacation/second home/cabin. I'd like to be within 5 hours drive of an airport but closer to fishing/hunting/4wheeling/etc. Amenities are not an issue as I will go solar in the cabin and rainwater tank or spring/river water. I would like to be able to drive my vehicle to the property or have less than an hour 4 wheeler/snow machine ride to the property. Am I asking too much?
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Do you have a price range..........???

http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ting-to-Alaska

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Max price of about 200k. Not really looking for a furnished house with a driveway and a mailbox. I want something....wild. I like to hunt and fish...a lot. I would like to set a few traps as that is not something we get to do in Texas. Is there a minimum acreage size in Alaska in which you are allowed to hunt? In Texas, we can't hunt any property less than 10 acres?
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No disrespect, but personally I'd rather not see any more people moving up here. It's over-crowded as it is. I'm praying to see a mass exodus in which 95% of the population heads south, for good.

There are so many people full of **** and vinegar who come up thinking they're hot ****, and they're about the worst people to have up here. They ruin it. There's plenty of room in Wyoming, Montana, etc.
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Gonna go out on a limb here, but when you move you might not want that guy for a neighbor. Lol
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One of the most attractive things about this pace, is the ability to live without neighbors. I love the isolation, the small towns. I'll fight tooth and nail to preserve this way of life.

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One of the most attractive things about this pace, is the ability to live without neighbors. I love the isolation, the small towns. I'll fight tooth and nail to preserve this way of life.
Well you can't be around too long...Thank God.
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Texans don't do well in Alaska. Everything up here is so big, the big open spaces, the big mountains, the big animals. With Texas being such a small state, being in a big state can be overwhelming.

Good natured kidding aside, sounds like you would like the area off the parks highway north of Willow or off the Glenn highway between Eureka and Glennallen. Both are about 3-4 hours from the airport in Anchorage. The area off the parks highway probably has the better fishing in the immediate vicinity. There are a lot of federal and state land in these areas open to hunting. There are hunting and fishing regulations you can pick up in any sporting stores that explain the regs. There are differnt rules for different areas, and very different rules for native owned, trust owned, federal and state land. Fishing regs can change overnight particularly for Salmon. The Kenai area is also good, and in your drive radious, but your dollar might not go so far. Also, if the Fairbanks airport is an option, there is a lot of areas around Fairbanks that would BR in your drive, dollar and activity criteria.

Price will be higher if you have road access. Much of the property is remote, meaning you need a bush plane or snow machine access in winter. Some property you can ATV to it in the summer. So be cautious of remote. Another term is a wet or dry cabin. A dry cabin has no running water, bathroom, etc. Solar is an option during summer. In winter, not so much. My home gets no sunlight for 45 days during the winter as the sun dips below a mountain range.

Good luck!
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Well you can't be around too long...Thank God.
I've got quite a bit of life left in me, and there's plenty more just like me. I'm not worried.
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ClovisMan, I would suggest the Kenai Peninsula as a good location. You listed several things that you are looking for that are important to you. I ask you, what "ONE" thing is the single most important thing you want.
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No disrespect, but personally I'd rather not see any more people moving up here. It's over-crowded as it is. I'm praying to see a mass exodus in which 95% of the population heads south, for good.

There are so many people full of **** and vinegar who come up thinking they're hot ****, and they're about the worst people to have up here. They ruin it. There's plenty of room in Wyoming, Montana, etc.
I wish all the trash would move out of Alabama too. I can wish in one hand and do something in the other also.
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Ain't that the truth.

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I wish all the trash would move out of Alabama too. I can wish in one hand and do something in the other also.
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Also, if the Fairbanks airport is an option, there is a lot of areas around Fairbanks that would BR in your drive, dollar and activity criteria.
Nope, we filled the last spot last week.

OP,

A cruise and a "few days" in a rental are not going to tell you much.

I suggest if you are serious you really spend some time up here in the areas you are looking at. Get a feel for the place and the people before you move.

I have lived next to several people who bought property up here after an awesome cruise, only to bolt after reality set in.

I have a good friend from Texas. Well, I did. Lost him in the divorce. He loves to hunt down there. He spent three days in the woods up here and proclaimed "this is for the birds" before he left.

Oh, and don't forget.


Fairbanks is full.
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Oh, and don't forget.


Fairbanks is full.
Ditto the Kenai Peninsula.

I hear Anchorage has vacancies.
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I'm seriously considering buying in Alaska. Where would you buy and why.
I've never been to Alaska, but I am taking a cruise in July that will hit several ports and then docks in Seward. From there I am renting a car and driving around for a few days before having to fly back home. If there are any places I should definitely check out please let me know.

This will be a vacation/second home/cabin. I'd like to be within 5 hours drive of an airport but closer to fishing/hunting/4wheeling/etc. Amenities are not an issue as I will go solar in the cabin and rainwater tank or spring/river water. I would like to be able to drive my vehicle to the property or have less than an hour 4 wheeler/snow machine ride to the property. Am I asking too much?
Clovis, I would suggest skipping the cruise unless you are interested in SE Alaska. My suggestion would be to fly to anchorage or Fairbanks and get a rental and explore the interior, mat su valley and kenai peninsula. Each area offers hunting and remote living within hours of an airport. Each area differs from the other. The interior offers the least in salmon fishing, yet poses the best bet for decent remote property in your price range, while the kenai has better fishing and property towards the upper end of what you would like. The Mat Su has fishing and remoteness, but will be at a higher price. All three will offer hunting. Good luck
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Here is a link for the most complete Alaska dedicated forum:

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Why not widen your thought process. Consider Idaho and Montana. Both wonderful states with small populations.

Mr. Alaska is pretty funny really. AK is 640,000 square miles with less than 740,000 people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It seems to me one or two more people wont make much difference. I live in Eastern Washington State and there are less than 1 million of us in the entire half of the state. The bad part are the "Communists" that occupy the state government in Olympia. Idaho at least is FULL of conservative republicans in public office.
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No, one or two more wouldn't make a difference. The problem is, there's always one or two more.

And ten thousand "one or two more's" makes a HUGE difference.

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Why not widen your thought process. Consider Idaho and Montana. Both wonderful states with small populations.

Mr. Alaska is pretty funny really. AK is 640,000 square miles with less than 740,000 people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It seems to me one or two more people wont make much difference. I live in Eastern Washington State and there are less than 1 million of us in the entire half of the state. The bad part are the "Communists" that occupy the state government in Olympia. Idaho at least is FULL of conservative republicans in public office.
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No, one or two more wouldn't make a difference. The problem is, there's always one or two more.

And ten thousand "one or two more's" makes a HUGE difference.
That is probably the same thing the Inuit said
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That is probably the same thing the Inuit said
Perhaps. Though it's a game that could be played ad infinitum.
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