Center of Interior Alaska
Fairbanks’ location plays an important role in the life of its residents. Built almost a century ago at the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers, the Golden Heart City has long served as the trade, transportation and information center of Interior Alaska and the North Slope.
Its location provides the only road access to the North Slope oil fields, from either the Lower 48 States or Coastal Alaska. Rising into the southern foothills of the White Mountains, and looking south to the Alaska Range, less than one hundred fifty miles away, Fairbanks is beautifully situated.
Its central position in Alaska, and on the transpolar air routes, make it an economically advantageous site as well.