Fort Greely, AK - Nearby Cities
Big Delta, AK
Big Delta gets its name from the two rivers that form it, the Delta River and the Tanana River. Population in the town is 749 people and makes it a quiet and relaxed place to look for housing in the area. Located about 34 miles from Fort Greely military base, the town is an idyll location for military families looking to settle in the area.
Houses for sale start at a median listing price of $167,000 with rentals starting at a monthly rate of $422 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Hotels nearby such as the Country Inn and the Bunk House offer temporary lodging to visitors with rates starting at $79 and up and offer hiking, fishing, and many outdoor activities for travelers.
Big Delta offers many scenic activities in the area including enjoying the wide open Alaskan range. The "Aurora Borealis" also known as the "Northern Lights" offers incredible views of nature at work, and many other outdoor recreational opportunities are available. With the extra daylight in the area, there is always something to entertain both visitors and residents.
Delta Junction, AK
Delta Junction provides services for the entire area including Big Delta, Fort Greely, and other surrounding communities. Location 34 miles from Fort Greely military base, the town offers visitors and residents alike many outdoor activities in a picturesque mountain setting.
Homes for sale in the area start at $270,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $$422 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Hotels nearby such as Delta Lodging offer a clean and comfortable place for visitors to stay which is located only 5 miles from Fort Greely's main gate. There are also bed and breakfasts available in town.
Many activities are available for visitors and residents including many recreational sites and campgrounds. Such adventures include canoeing, boating, dog mushing, and ice fishing to name a few. With extended daylight hours, residents and visitors alike can enjoy numerous outdoor experiences.
North Pole, AK
North Pole is a small town near Fairbanks where Christmas lives 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 34 minutes from Fort Greely 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, 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.
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 34 miles from the Fort Greely 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.
Haiding-Birch Lakes, AK
Haiding-Birch Lakes is a part of the Fairbanks metropolitan area and boasts a population of 216 people. With its small town ambience, families find Haiding-Birch Lakes a tranquil place to live and work. The town is only 34 miles from the Fort Greely military reservation and offers a short commute for those looking to live close to work.
Homes for sale in the area range from $60,000 to $185,000 depending on the number of bedrooms. Rentals are available in the nearby communities starting at a monthly rate of $$825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Hotels nearby such as the Best Western Edgewater and Conference Center offer complimentary breakfasts and free internet access for those travelers staying for a short time in the area.
Nearby Fairbanks offers many entertainment and outdoor recreational opportunities for both visitors and residents. The beautiful "Aurora Borealis" can be viewed from September to March, and other activities such as dog mushing, fishing, and hiking are offered throughout the region.