Alaska is a beautiful state, (I think I have driven up and down just about every paved road while on vacation), but I foresee a real problem with moving there; and it has everything to do with global warming. The first twenty five foot or so of soil in Alaska is frozen solid year round. If that ever thaws, any house built on top of it would sink into the resulting mud, and possibly flow down hill onto your neighbors property unless you bought a couple of hundred acres. Of course the other draw back to living in Alaska that I no longer worry about, is the lack of a job. As a retiree it makes no difference were I live now; as I don't need no stinkn' jobs.