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- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Anchorage is a city in Alaska with a population of 296,112. Anchorage is in Anchorage Borough. Living in Anchorage offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Anchorage there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Anchorage. The public schools in Anchorage are above average.
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To be completely honest, Alaska is the most beautiful place I think I have ever had the privilege to live in and/or visit. After two years, it still finds ways to enamor me with it's glorious views of mountains, oceans, and wildlife. That being said, it is an acquired taste, one myself am not the biggest fan of. There is a certain way of living up here that I can for the most part respect; most everyone here is living here to live by their own rules and generally keeps to themselves in regards to beliefs, showing a truly conservative nature. Everything that people will do for fun out here is outdoors- be it snowmobiling to hiking to fishing, everyone out here does things outside, especially in the summer time. While there are certainly things that Anchorage could fix, like the less than ideal education system or the crime rate, it certainly have loved the adventure of it all and I'm glad for having the experience of being up here for a few years!
Great city to live, work and play. I have lived in Anchorage for over 18 years, and I can call it home if you have a passion for the outdoors. If you enjoy skiing, hiking, fat tire biking, trail running, and many more activities, this state has to offer. Then you will have to go on compromise with the cold, dark, and long winter months unless you are like most "Alaskans" who leave to Hawaii after holidays to break the hibernation. It is one of those places where you eather hate it or love it! If you are considering moving to Alaska, I suggest first to visit in summer then again in winter.
I love Anchorage! It is absolutely beautiful and plenty of outdoor trails to view wildlife and get fresh air. People are friendly, always smiling and saying "hi," and will let you pet their dogs with no problem. It is slightly expensive to live here because of shipping costs and night-times in the winter can be dangerous. However, the summer is beautiful and almost 23 hour sunlight!