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Anchorage Things to Do, Activities, and Attractions: Sightseeing, Culture, Food, and More

When you’re contemplating a significant move to a place like Anchorage, you might mentally “try on” your new hometown, much like stepping into a dressing room and pulling on a new outfit. While envisioning the different aspects of living in this new area, you might find yourself running through things like what Anchorage neighborhood you’ll live in, what your neighbors might be like, where you’ll work, what kind of schools you’ll send your kids to, what the surrounding areas will look like—and how you’ll spend your time off. Although we named it last on our list, the activities you’ll engage in during your leisure time […]

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Working Remotely? Make the Move to Alaska That You’ve Always Dreamed About

If you’ve ever spent time mulling over a big move to an exotic destination, the rise in remote work could be your dream come true. If you can count yourself among the lucky 33% of U.S. employees who are currently working remotely full-time, the door is wide open for you to relocate to a place that makes your heart sing. In other words, if you’ve always dreamed of moving to Alaska, this might be your big chance. By the way, if you decide to relocate due to remote working opportunities, you won’t be alone. Between 14 and 23 million Americans reported that they plan to […]

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10 Reasons We Love Anchorage, Alaska (And We Think You Will, Too!)

The city of Anchorage has been called many things, “North Seattle,” “the closest city outside of Alaska,” and “the largest small town you’ll ever live in” among them. But no matter what you call it (or whether you consider it “real Alaska!”) we love it. Anchorage has it all: moose, glaciers, salmon fishing, and outdoor living—right alongside Shakespeare, jazz, single-origin coffee, and craft beer. In other words, Anchorage offers a ton of amenities on par with any mid-sized U.S. city, and yet the wilderness is just a short drive out of town. If you’re thinking about moving to Anchorage, let us give you a quick […]

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8 Experiences That Make Us Think, “I Love Alaska!”

Yes, it’s true that Alaska offers some of the most beautiful, unspoiled wilderness in the United States. Yes, you can kayak around glaciers and spot the Northern Lights. And, yes, you might spot a bear or a moose walking down the street like it owns the place. However, that being said, life in the Last Frontier can offer its challenges. The winters are cold and dark. Buying necessities isn’t always as simple as hopping in your car and driving to the nearest shopping center. Cabin fever is a real thing. And if your friends and family live in the lower 48, you simply might not […]

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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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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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