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Moving to Anchorage? Consider These 8 Neighborhoods

Travel + Leisure magazine might have ranked it the “worst-dressed city in the United States,” but its residents have found plenty to love about living in Anchorage, Alaska. Its current population of around 280,000 puts it on par with Newark, New Jersey, and Orlando, Florida. However, Anchorage is by far the most populous city in Alaska. (The next two largest cities are Juneau at 31,974 inhabitants and Fairbanks at 30,917!) As a result, Anchorage comes with the kinds of conveniences you’d expect of a cultural center: restaurants, museums, galleries, and more. That being said, as with almost every location in Alaska, you’re never far from […]

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The Secret to a More Affordable Alaska Move: Downsizing

There are lots of ways to move to or from Alaska, and the “can-do” spirit you’ll find in the Frontier State means that people have tried every single one of them. Some fill an entire container with their personal possessions. Others look to what we call “less than container” solutions where they might use a couple of wooden crates to pack up their belongings. And still, others prefer a more DIY approach to their Alaska move that might involve something like loading a truck or pulling a trailer full of all of their worldly possessions. No matter how you decide to move, there’s one thing […]

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Leaving Alaska? Check Out These Most Popular Moving Destinations in the Lower 48

There’s no place on Earth that’s quite like Alaska. With awe-inspiring nature at every turn, harsh yet beautiful winters, boundless opportunities to live an off-the-grid lifestyle that’s uniquely your own and vast expanses of land to explore, Alaska has a lot to offer its residents. That being said, although we love living here, we know Alaska just isn’t for everyone. In fact, Alaska has experienced net migration losses over the last few years. In other words, more people are leaving Alaska than coming into the state. Estimates put the number at a net loss of about 20,000 residents over the last five years. If you […]

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Considering an Alaska Move? Get the Latest Updates on COVID-19, Self-Quarantine and More

On April 22, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan” to allow some of Alaska’s businesses to resume operations while continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a transportation and logistics company that’s part of the state exemption for “essential services and critical infrastructure,” Royal Alaskan Movers has continuously remained open and operational to serve the people of Alaska. If you’re considering a move to Alaska during this time—or a relocation to the lower 48—we wanted to give you an update on where things stand with household moves. Alaska Moves Continue During COVID-19 Royal Alaskan Movers is very much open for business, […]

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How Big is Alaska? 6 Surprising Comparisons to the Lower 48

Historian Harry Ritter once wrote that Alaska is “like nowhere else—wild, extreme and amazing.” That being said, when you’re considering a move to Alaska, you might want to know a bit more about what you’re getting into. Or, if you’re exiting Alaska for the Lower 48, you might want to understand what you’re leaving behind. To give you a better sense of how Alaska sizes up to the rest of the United States, we’ve put together a few comparisons. Taken together, they’ll give you a new perspective on how life in the Frontier State stacks up to life elsewhere. So, How Big Is Alaska? Most […]

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8 Revealing Stats on the Surprising Alaska Healthcare Industry

Many of Alaska’s jobs are seasonal, with unemployment rates dipping in the summer when the construction, fishing, and tourism industries are at their peak.   However, there’s a considerable job sector in Alaska that’s immune to seasonality. It’s also grown steadily over the last 20 years, even through tough economic times: the healthcare sector. The industry, with an estimated size of $7.5 billion and nearly 39,000 Alaskans employed, has established itself as an industry giant in the state.  Whether you’re considering a move to Alaska and looking for a job in healthcare—or you’re simply interested in the future of the state—we’ll explore a set of revealing statistics that demonstrate healthcare’s key role in the state’s […]

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