Located just slightly Northwest of the town of Fairbanks is the small community around the UAF. Although part of the Fairbanks metropolis area, This area is it's own community with about 14,000 residents.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the major focal point of the area. It's served by the University of Alaska Fairbanks for fire protection and ambulance service, and jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers for police protection.
The area around the UAF district is approximately 19 square miles and borders the Creamers Field State Game Refuge to the Northeast. This 1,800 acre bird sanctuary consists of wetlands, fields, and forests. Except to the south, the refuge surrounds the former farm of Charles Albert Creamer (1889-1974), a former chicken rancher from Washington state who moved to Fairbanks in 1927 and established Creamer's Dairy which operated until shortly after the 1967 flood. After Creamer's death, the area became a state sanctuary associated with the Alaska Bird Observatory. Among the birds that flock to the sanctuary in late summer are sandhill cranes, mallard ducks and Canada geese.
The Chena River that runs through Fairbanks has many tributaries but also runs right through UAF. There are many great homes and communities along this river. These homes range from $100K to the upper $400s depending on location and amenities.
These homes are close to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for an easy commute and access. If you need to be close to the school but still within a close distance to downtown Fairbanks, the UAF area may be the perfect community for you. Feel free to start your Fairbanks AK real estate search here first or give us a call and we can do all the heavy lifting for you.
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