As we count down to mere single digits before Christmas Day, what better town to visit than North Pole, Alaska, where we’ve found a renovated Midcentury cabin surrounded by trees?
That’s right, North Pole.
Now, purists will say that the town, with a population of a little more than 2,000, just 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks is not the true North Pole, but hundreds of thousands of children each year send their Santa letters there just the same, and thousands of people ship their Christmas cards to the post office there just so they can have the town’s postmark on the envelopes.
The charming community also responds to letters addressed to 1 Santa Claus Lane, too, and the city’s fire trucks and ambulances are all red, and the police cars are green and white.
And just in case you don’t think that’s Christmassy enough, there’s a current version of a trading post established when the town began, The Santa Claus House, where you can visit reindeer; see a 42-foot-tall, 900-pound Santa Claus statue; and well, get your Christmas on.
So just in case the idea of setting up a permanent spot to visit Christmas central gives you the jingles, we’ve found a beautifully updated home next to a lake recreation area, surrounded by gorgeous trees.
New vinyl plank flooring and carpet has been installed throughout the home, and new paint, LED lighting, and new windows keep the home cozy and bright.
Both bathrooms in this three-bedroom, two-bath home have been updated as well. A new Blaze King wood stove will keep heating costs in check, and provide toasty warmth during well, North Pole weather.
The exterior was also recently repainted as well.
The home is listed for $239,900 by Dino DeAngelis with Alaska Life Realty.