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13 Things To Know Before Moving to Alaska

John Muir, the co-founder of the Sierra Club, was said to have written in his journal: “You should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live.” This quote offers you a hint of the wonders you’ll experience when you move to the Last Frontier. But in addition to the incredible sights and unforgettable experiences , you’ll also discover that Alaska is probably unlike any place you’ve ever lived before. So in the spirit of welcoming you to the state, we also want to share a few things you should know to […]

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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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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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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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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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