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- Public SchoolsA-
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Girdwood is a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska with a population of 1,743. Girdwood is in Anchorage Borough and is one of the best places to live in Alaska. In Girdwood, most residents rent their homes. In Girdwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Girdwood. The public schools in Girdwood are highly rated.
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Girdwood is a small but beautiful ski resort town surrounded by snow capped mountains and forest. There are plenty of trails for hikers of all ages, each with stunning views of true Alaskan wilderness. There are also delicious restaurants to choose from for sit down meals or a quick bite (there's even a brewery!) The people are friendly and range from upper crust families who work in the oil industry, ski bums and transient folk who arrive for the various seasons. Everything is walkable, or bike friendly, but there's also a free shuttle that runs pretty reliably every day. Pricing for housing can vary but families with multiple homes typically rent out affordable units for couples or singles; buying is another story, and prices can often skyrocket.