North Pole, Alaska 

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Best Places to Live in North Pole, Alaska

Frontier town - East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range
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.


QUICK FACTS

City: North Pole
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 418 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in North Pole is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. North Pole jobs have decreased by 0.45%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, North Pole's cost of living is 22.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare North Pole's Cost of Living
POPULATION
North Pole's population is 2,189 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 50.34%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in North Pole is $261,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.75%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
North Pole 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 North Pole. Learn More...

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Housing Market in North Pole

It's a good time to buy in North Pole. Home Appreciation is up 2.8% in the last 12 months. Browse North Pole Real Estate.

The median home price in North Pole is $261,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for North Pole   8 Reviews
winter clothing - 12/12/2015
at times it is well below zero where do people buy their winter clothing and do schools close when the weather is to... Read More

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North Pole Alaska - 11/29/2009
Our winter normally starts in september and ends mid april with brake-up. This is when the ice and snow goes away for the spring to come. We will get the coldest winter... Read More

Beautiful Interior Alaska - 5/12/2009
I have lived in Alaska for 14 years now. The first 2 were in Anchorage. Anchorage and its surroundings are gorgeous, but I prefer the solitude of Fairbanks and... Read More


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