Everyday life was getting too hectic for Kentucky natives Casey and Michael Doty so, when they took a vacation to Alaska, they were stunned by the beauty and invigorated by all the outdoor adventures awaiting their family. Once Casey landed a job at a local hospital, the Dotys and their three kids moved to the slower-paced town of Fairbanks. The kids are excited for horseback riding lessons in the summer and sledding in the winter and Michael is excited to find a place that has an Alaskan look and mountain views. Their real estate agent shows them a variety of properties, from a log retreat and a castle-like cabin on 20-acres to a solar-powered house on a hill.
Arizona-based pilots Julie and Trevor Keeney just landed their dream assignment working as pilots in Fairbanks. They can't wait to experience all four seasons and show their daughter, Piper, Alaskan summer adventures like fishing and winter adventures like sledding. This young couple bought and sold two homes in Arizona and now they're excited to tackle the housing market in Fairbanks. On their wish list is an Alaska-style house with amazing mountain views, a short commute to work, play space for their daughter, extra space for guests and a garage. Besides buying a house, they'd like to buy their own plane but they may need to compromise on their budget if they want both.