When you think about All-American cities, you might not think of Anchorage, AK. Many do not realize that this four-time award-winning city boasts some of the best living conditions in America. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, sports or the night life, Anchorage will surpass your highest expectations!
If you associate Alaska with sled dogs and igloos, imagine instead a city surrounded by six mountain ranges, robust wildlife and a maritime climate. It’s a place where you can enjoy endless adventure, great recreational facilities, and community events for the whole family.
Nearly 300,000 people call Anchorage, AK home, making it the largest city in Alaska. Residents enjoy a wide variety of seasonal activities that range from endless summer days replete with colorful flowers in abundance, outdoor music events, and a seemingly endless supply of King and Silver Salmon in Ship Creek downtown. Each winter the downtown community comes alive with activities, wonderful lights and winter sports. It helps to make the winter very enjoyable.
If you’re afraid you’ll spend the winter in the dark, be assured that even on the shortest day of the year, Anchorage enjoys nearly 5 ½ hours of sunlight. The Japanese currents and surrounding mountains temper the winter cold so that day time highs sometimes dip into the 20’s.
Although Anchorage, AK is a young town, it is a very cosmopolitan community. There are great restaurants, and a variety of things to keep you busy. Anchorage is also family friendly. The Anchorage School District has two elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools as well as two elementary schools on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER).
Alaskans are welcoming folks. Life here is easy-going and friendly. Ready smiles and a willingness to lend a helping hand mark Anchorage living. If you are considering a move, Anchorage has it all!
More Information on Anchorage, Alaska
- Boniface Pkwy to Muldoon Rd 172
- West Tudor Rd - Dimond Blvd 169
- Dearmoun Rd - Potter Marsh 165
- East Tudor Rd - Abbott Rd 126
- Abbott Rd - Dearmoun Rd 126
- Dimond South 124
- Seward Hwy to Boniface Pkwy 111
- Spenard 107
- Downtown Anchorage 92
- Post Rd - Glenn Hwy 27