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What's It Like to Live in Anchorage?
Nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is a city that combines breathtaking natural beauty with the metropolitan conveniences you'd find anywhere else. With a population of about 300,000, Anchorage is home to 40% of all Alaskans. Urban wildlife like moose and bears are sometimes seen wandering the neighborhoods, but there's no shortage of shopping, dining, clubs and services. The long days of summer sunlight let you step out your door into a natural world that begs to be explored. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, sail-boarding and much more await you in the warmer months, while downhill and cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and ice climbing call to your adventurous spirit in the colder months. Anchorage is a great place to raise a family, with great schools and a community that welcomes and nurtures kids. The University of Alaska Anchorage campus draws students and faculty from all over the world. There are three major medical centers in town, providing top-notch healthcare services while contributing thousands of jobs to the community. Housing remains very affordable compared to many cities this size in the Lower 48, with a great selection of homes in every price range.
What Are Some Things to Do in Anchorage?
Take in a play or concert at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, or explore art and history at the Anchorage Museum. Catch a live music show or enjoy an indie film in Spenard. Meet a polar bear at the Alaska Zoo, or take a scenic drive along the Seward Highway to visit a wood bison herd and a grizzly bear family at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Fish for massive king salmon at Ship Creek—right in town! Bike, walk, run or ski the 11-mile-long Tony Knowles Coastal Trail which follows the shoreline from downtown to Earthquake Park. Take your bike or cross-country skis and explore its 1400 acres of forested Kincaid Park, one of 223 parks (82 with playgrounds!) which comprise Anchorage's public park lands. Learn about the culture and history of Anchorage's earliest residents—the Dena'ina Indians—with a day at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Why you’ll love it here
When you live in Anchorage, you can experience the wonders of Alaska's wilderness, then come home to the comforts of a modern city. You could be adventurous and athletic, or someone who prefers a more cultured lifestyle. Maybe your career brings you to Anchorage, or perhaps you're seeking a land of rugged natural beauty and boundless opportunity. Anchorage has it all! Explore the neighborhoods of Alaska's "big small town" and discover for yourself all the wonderful things to do in Anchorage.