The major downside to Fairbanks:
There is NOTHING to do for people in their twenties.
Most places have bad water (lots of iron, can't shower in it or drink it).
Most of the people there are set in their ways and spend most of their time drinking away their sorrows.
Unless they aren't FROM Fairbanks, most people are pretty introverted, and it takes them awhile to warm up to new people enough to quit scowling.
It gets really, REALLY cold there. I mean, frostbite in seconds during the winter.
If you're going to visit during the summer and you like hot weather, its a great place to visit. Living there is NOT something one should do unless they have warrants out and feel like hiding.
"Lets get to Chena Hot Springs, then get the eff out of here!"
"Really? No Walmart is that big!"
"How many of these people should be in jail right now?"