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7 Reasons to Move to Alaska Right Now

Americans are on the move. You might already be aware of this trend if you had friends or acquaintances who moved during the pandemic. However, we now have more than just anecdotal evidence to confirm it. 8.93 million people relocated from March through October 2020, according to USPS change-of-address data. This represents an increase of 94,000 relocations compared to that same period in 2019. Additionally, while states like New York have seen more people leaving than entering, Alaska clocked positive net migration numbers during that same period. In other words, more people came to Alaska than left. This is big news for the Last Frontier, […]

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9 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Anchorage

Did you know that nearly 40% of Alaskans call Anchorage their home? When you expand that area beyond the city of Anchorage to include the entire Matanuska-Susitna Borough, that percentage increases to 55%. In other words, more than half of Alaska’s population can be found within 25,258 square miles. That’s pretty extraordinary when you consider that the state encompasses an expansive 663,300 square miles. Maybe it’s not news to you that the Anchorage area is a popular one in Alaska—and maybe you’re considering a move there yourself. If that’s the case, our Anchorage-based team has compiled a list of nine must-knows to help you prepare […]

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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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