Maps of the Interior
From Denali State Park to Delta, the Interior has something for you
Development Maps & Neighborhoods
Current & New Construction in Fairbanks, North Pole, and Surrounding Areas
In the Interior, you are likely to find people with very strong opinions on where you should live. When it comes to picking a neighborhood there are a lot of options. You'll have the excitement of the Midnight Sun, the thrill of the Northern Lights, incredible summers and chilly winters, and access to amazing outdoor recreation no matter your decision.
First, you should be aware of three (3) main areas:
City of North Pole, City of Fairbanks, and Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Here’s an unbiased guide to the different areas you will hear about.
This area stretches between Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base, and between the Chena River and the Tanana River, including subdivisions off of Badger Road, a loop road connecting the eastern edge of Fairbanks city limits with North Pole city limits, and in the nearby census-designated place of Moose Creek.
North Pole's biggest attraction is a gift shop named Santa Claus House featuring a statue of Santa Claus. A small group of domesticated Reindeer are just outside. Christmas-themed streets in North Pole include Santa Claus Lane, St. Nicholas Drive, Snowman Lane, and Kris Kringle Drive. Street lights are decorated as candy canes, and many local businesses have similar decorations. The city center also has a grocery store, supplies, restaurants, and more in a mall just off the highway.
With access to many Chena River Frontage lots, the Badger Road loop intersects with the Richardson Highway twice in the North Pole area. Sits in between Fairbanks and North Pole, with easy access to both towns, Santa Claus Lane, camping, fishing, and more.
Moose Creek is bordered by Eielson Air Force Base to the south, the Tanana River to the west, and the Chena River Flood Control Project to the north. Snow machining, dog mushing, skiing, fishing and more, Moose Creek is a rural area with high livability for those who enjoy being active outdoors year round.
This frontier town is a bit more isolated as it sits south of Eielson Air Force Base. The area has a strong sense of community, and boasts easy access to Salcha River and Birch and Harding Lakes, where water sports and fishing abound.
Fairbanks is often defined by its gold rush past, northern lights, and dog mushing scene. Many inhabitants attend or teach at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, work at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, or commute to the North Slope for weekly shifts at one of the mines. The Chena River winds through town in many places and you'll often come across a mother moose and her baby on a drive down Farmer's Loop.
A quaint downtown area that sits along the Chena River and Riverfront Trail. Close to the Visitor Center, the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, the Fairbanks Children's Museum, Fairbanks Ice Museum, City Buildings, the local Permanent Fund Dividend office, Westmark Fairbanks, Marriott, and several restaurants.
Home to a thriving music scene, local artists, musicians, writers, and many other Alaskans commute on the daily to Fairbanks or the local mines for work. Surrounded by boreal forest, Ester boasts a community park, post office, and several small shops.
Chena Hot Springs Rd
Leading from Fairbanks to the Hot Springs, this winding road offers wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, offroading bike trails, and hiking at many stops along the way. Trail access to Angel Rocks, Granite Tors, Chena Hot Springs, and more.
Sheep Creek-University of Alaska
Sheep Creek winds away from Fairbanks, around the lower ledge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, its Reindeer Farm, and Georgeson Botanical Garden. Dry cabins and rural life abound off this road, with easy access to cross country trails and ATV roads.
Close and easy access to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, the Noel Wien Public Library, Lathrop High School, Growden Park & its Baseball Fields, the Carlson Center, Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery, Ravens Landing Senior Community, Mary Siah Recreation Center, and several businesses and restaurants along Airport Way.