Alaska's Military Base Real Estate Explore your Alaskan Military Base Real Estate Options
With multiple bases – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, and Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks and North Pole – the role military members play in the Alaskan community is significant. Alaska has so much to offer military members and their families in terms of real estate, lifestyle and education. Members of our own team understand from years of military experience that relocation is a part of the job. Let us help you make the move and start living your Alaskan life.
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Alaska Military Bases By Location
Anchorage is the most populous city in the state. Lying along the water, Anchorage enjoys winters that are considered more mild than those in Chicago. Because of its large size, Anchorage offers plenty to do and see for military members stationed at Fort Richardson.
Anchorage real estate can be more expensive than that in Fairbanks, simply because the location is so desirable for anyone considering moving to the state – military or otherwise. However, Anchorage benefits like all Alaskan cities from the strong energy production economy that is so important in the state.
Moving outside of the city is an excellent way to get the best real estate prices in Alaska, whether you are looking at housing in Anchorage or Fairbanks. Because the state is so large and so undeveloped, there is plenty of room for expansion. Home developers are taking advantage of this and offering new communities in Anchorage for those interested in buying a home.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: This is a major military base located adjacent to Anchorage. It plays an important role for the Alaska National Guard and provides support for many activities in the Pacific Theater. JBER was recently combined with Elmendorf Air Force Base to form a joint base. This means any military member relocating to Anchorage will enjoy one of the largest bases in the area, with all the perks that has to offer. Learn more about every day life at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson here.
Fairbanks and North Pole
Fairbanks is home to both Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. As the 3rd largest city in the state and the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks is a hub for all that occurs inside of the state. Fairbanks is known for its cold winters, but fortunately it is a dry cold. With a population of around 32,000 in the city and over 100,000 in the greater Fairbanks area, the city provides plenty for military residents to do while living here.
Fairbanks, like all cities and towns in Alaska, benefits from relatively low taxes and a strong energy economy. This keeps industry stable and provides a good backdrop for buying a home and raising a family. Real estate prices in Fairbanks are very reasonable, with several single family homes available.
Each military base here has its own culture and unique qualities:
- Fort Wainwright: An Army base known as the home of The Arctic Warriors, Fort Wainwright is the home of units of the United States Army Alaska and the United States Army Garrison. Winters in Fairbanks can be cold, making this an appropriate name for the soldiers that live and work in this part of the world. Read more about daily life at Fort Wainwright at the link here.
- Eielson Air Force Base: Eielson is a substantial air force base located about 26 miles outside of Fairbanks. It was until recently a front line base for military activities in the region. Now it provides a supporting role to Pacific Air Force training. For more information about life at Eielson Air Force Base check out the link here.
The Lifestyle: Outdoor Adventure, Shopping and Dining
There are few places on earth like Alaska. With vast amounts of untouched wilderness at the edge of the United States, Alaska retains much of its frontier roots. Yet within the state are numerous towns and cities, including Anchorage and Fairbanks, where you can enjoy all of the dining, shopping and entertainment that most people do in the lower 48. This unique combination of adventure and comfort makes Alaska a sought-after moving destination for many and a welcome surprise to several military families and professionals transferred here.
Why Alaska Is A Great Move
Few places offer this unique combination of outdoor opportunities, culture and entertainment. The Alaskan economy continues to grow and thrive, educational opportunities abound and the military communities here are well established making for a smooth transition into your new home. Whether you are moving as a younger professional, as a family or for retirement we can help you find the perfect property for your preferences. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and home buying needs to help make the best of your move!
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- Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER)
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- Military Relocation
- Relocation Guide