Currently living in Whittier, Alaska (an itty bitty community located about and hour south of Anchorage). Never heard of Whittier? I wouldn’t be surprised except that over the years this little town has been the subject of some interesting press. Here are couple of the stories you might find interesting:
NORTHERN ENCLOSURE: ALASKA’S ONE-HOUSE TOWN, HOME TO HUNDREDS from CNN
Welcome To Whittier, Alaska, A Community Under One Roof from NPR
It’s really not as “weird” as these news outlets like to make it. Yes – it’s a small community and yes, most live in this one building, but it’s really more of a convenience than anything weird. How many of you would want to get out and walk in 60mph winds & temps below zero to visit your city offices or health clinic or even attend school? Luckily, because of the way this community currently lives, most of us don’t have too. Although, contrary to what news media like these stories imply, not EVERYONE lives in this one building, although most do.
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