For a city, Anchorage isn’t too bad. I spent the day doing all sorts of things that Fairbanks just doesn’t have in its bag of tricks to offer.
Things I miss about living in Anchorage: The water on one side of the city and the mountains on the other. I loved hiking in the Chugach when I was here. It’s also nice to have so many restaurants that serve edible food. The many local breweries are nice too.
But the traffic! Oh my is there traffic here. Probably due to the fact that the city is hemmed in by the ocean on one side and those beautiful mountains on the other.
I prefer my traffic jams to consist of 5-6 cars.