Five moves in 12 years landed Emily and her husband Matt in England, but Emily has always dreamed of raising her kids in her native home of Alaska. So when Matt got a job promotion in Anchorage, the family of five was excited to move 4,000 miles to set down roots and experience all the adventures Alaska has to offer. During their house search, they soon realize their budget of $375,000 doesn't go as far as they thought in Anchorage, so they increase their budget to $500,000 and look at houses in towns around Anchorage. Emily wants a house near good schools for her young kids and Matt wants the rustic Alaskan look, but will they be able to find a place that checks all their wish list boxes?
After Luke and Kassandra met on a first date, they got married and decided to trade the hot Arizona desert for the cool environs of Anchorage, Alaska. Kassandra grew up in the Phillipines, where it's summer year-round, so she's looking forward to experiencing Alaska's four seasons. Luke's a real estate agent who started investing in places around Anchorage, so now with baby Lyle and rescue dog, Mikey, the Higgins are excited to find their Alaska forever home. With a budget of $600,000, the couple is divided on their wish list. She wants a contemporary house with all the modern amenities, but he wants an Alaskan log retreat with income potential. They're both budding artists, so they agree on having a space for an art studio, but will they be able to compromise on style?
After living in Cincinnati their entire lives, Brittany and Jake started yearning for a more adventurous life. So when Brittany landed a job in Ketchikan, Alaska, the couple jumped at the opportunity to live in a place they had never visited. Once they experienced the rainforest, mountains and ocean of southeastern Alaska, it was love at first sight. While Brittany prefers ocean living, Jake is a mountain man at heart, and Ketchikan offers the best of both worlds. With a $450,000 budget, they're hoping to find a place with amazing views, modern amenities and a boat dock. They'll tour everything from an island house and waterfront fixer-upper to a house on a hill right in downtown.
Mike and Alicia are always looking for the next big adventure for their family and find it when Mike's government job in Washington, DC, offers to move them to Juneau, AK. Excited about the lifestyle change that will include boating, whale watching, hiking and camping, the family tour waterfront houses near the Alaska Marine Highway and Douglas Island hoping to find a waterfront property with views of the Gastineau Channel or nearby Mendenhall Glacier. They want enough space for the family to spread out, but will they find a place on the water that checks off everything on their wish list?
Newlyweds Brendon and Kassie have fallen in love with the magnificent mountains, scenery and wildlife of Alaska after his job transferred him to Anchorage. They're looking to find the perfect home they can start a family in that includes great views, a real wood-burning fireplace and extra space for family and friends while enjoying the endless year-round outdoor activities the area has to offer. Their choices include homes that will either put them over budget or require quite a bit of updating. Will one of them be where this new family starts the next chapter of their lives?