Fort Wainwright, AK - Nearby Cities

    Fairbanks, AK
    Fairbanks is the second-largest city in the state of Alaska behind Anchorage. With a population of over 35,000, the city is located about 17 miles from the Fort Wainwright military installation. Active-duty military and their families would find the Fairbanks area a thriving community in which to live and work.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $139,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as the Regency Fairbanks and the Springhill Suites offer temporary lodging for visitors just staying for a short period of time. Nightly rates start at $189 a night and include a complimentary breakfast.

    Major attractions in town include the Fairbanks Ice Museum which offers a unique perspective on ice sculpting and light shows. The town is also home to the University of Alaska Museum of the North filled with historical exhibits highlighting the rich heritage of the region.

    North Pole, AK
    North Pole is a small town near Fairbanks where it's Christmas all year round. The streets are named St Nicholas Lane, Santa Claus Lane, and Kris Kringle Drive. Its claim to fame is the number of letters it receives each year addressed to Santa Claus. Adults send letters seeking the postmark of the town for their Christmas cards. Officially, 99705 is the zip code of Santa.

    Located just 27 miles from Fort Wainwright military installation, houses for sale in the area start at $259,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $849 for a studio, one bedroom, and one bath unit. Hotels in the area such as the Hotel North Pole offer temporary lodging for those visitors who are here for a short period of time. Rates start at $166 a night.

    Television star and painter, Bob Ross, lived in North Pole, Alaska, for over a decade and said that the scenic landscapes and incredible mountain ranges were an inspiration for his work over the years. Despite its Christmas-themed environment, North Pole, Alaska, is actually about 1700 miles south of the actual geographical North Pole.

    College, AK
    College is a city adjacent to Fairbanks with a population of over 13,000 people and is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university is one of the few Land, Sea, and Space Grant universities in the country. Located just 21 miles from the Fort Wainwright military installation, the town offers a short commute for those looking to relocate to the area.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $179,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as the River's Edge Resort and the Sophie Station Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Nightly rates start at $119 a night and include a complimentary breakfast and free high-speed internet.

    Attractions in the area include the University of Alaska Museum which offers exhibits from the arctic landscape to the Aurora Borealis shows. For those wanting to stay nearby, the River's Edge Hotel and RV Park offers campsites for those wishing to hook up their RV. Other popular excursions include the Riverboat Discovery which is a 4-hour cruise where you can visit the kennels of the 4-time Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher. An authentic Indian village is another historic stop along the trip.

    Ester, AK
    Ester is a small community just outside of Fairbanks with a population of 1,978. It was originally a gold mining camp from the first claim stake in 1903. It grew to be one of the premier sled dog towns with several races that start from here each year. Many famous mushers participated and the town formed a sledding reputation. Located 21 miles from the Fort Wainwright military installation, Ester is a thriving town in which to live and work.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $190,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as Pike's Waterfront Lodge and the River's Edge Resort offer temporary lodging for visitors. Nightly rates start at $119 a night and include a complimentary breakfast and free high-speed internet.

    Major attractions in the area include the Creamer's Field Visitor Center which is a wildlife refuge for waterfowl. The center offers guided nature walks daily and an artist's series on Saturday. Walking trails are a great way to view the wildlife roaming the area. Pioneer Park is nearby in Fairbanks and offers 44 acres of hiking and skiing opportunities.

    Fox, AK
    Fox is a town of only 353 people located in the Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area and is considered part of Fairbanks, Alaska. The town offers visitors a chance to see the historical Alaska Pipeline on their way out of Fairbanks. Located 21 miles from the Fort Wainwright military installation, Fox offers a small-town community atmosphere for those looking for a peaceful place in which to settle down.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $139,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as the Regency Fairbanks and the Springhill Suites offer temporary lodging for visitors just staying for a short period of time. Nightly rates start at $189 a night and include a complimentary breakfast.

    Attractions in the area include the Alaska Pipeline Park where visitors can stop and actually touch part of the Famous Alaskan Pipeline. The park has a visitor center as well, and admission is free. The town is also close to the Alaska Museum of the North which has many local Native American exhibits highlighting Alaska's rich past.

    Moose Creek, AK
    Moose Creek is located south of Fairbanks and 21 miles from the Fort Wainwright military installation. The town has a population of 542 people and is bordered on the south by the Eilson Air Force Base. With few residents, the community provides a quiet, laid-back environment for military personnel and their families who are looking to settle in the area.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $145,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $689 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as the Hotel North Pole and the Beaver Lake Resort Motel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Nightly rates start at $70 a night and include a complimentary breakfast. The Beaver Lake Resort allows for extended stays and even offers apartments for visitors staying for longer periods of time.

    Major attractions in the area include the Santa Claus House in nearby North Pole, Alaska. The house receives overwhelming amounts of letters to Santa and offers the original letter from Santa for those youngsters who are waiting to hear from the man himself. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Chena Lake Recreational Area has biking and camping resources for the whole family. Annual fees may apply depending on how long visitors stay.

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