Whittier, Alaska has a 14-storey building that is home for nearly the entire town. Over 300 people live in the “Begich Towers” complex, which is a former Army barracks that resembles a very large hotel.
It also has the following:
- Health Clinic
- Police Station
- Convenience Store
- Post Office
There is an underground tunnel that runs from the building to the school across the street.
They cannot buy any property to build houses because it is all owned by the railroad but you can own your condo.
In the summer they can go hiking, fishing, jet-skiing, and do glacier tours.
In the winter there is nothing they can do outside due to extreme weather, so they stay indoors. There is a skill hill 20 minutes away if the weather breaks.
Nobody really dates there because they all grew up together and it makes it a bit weird.