anchorage

Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) is a unified home rule municipality in the southcentral part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the 64th-largest city and northernmost major city in the United States. With 291,826 residents in 2010 (and 380,821 residents within its Metropolitan Statistical Area, which combines Anchorage with the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough),[2] it is Alaska’s largest city and constitutes more than 40 percent of the state’s total population; amongst the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in the state’s largest city.

Anchorage has been named All-America City four times, in 1956, 1965, 1984/1985 and 2002, by the National Civic League.[3] It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.[4]

Anchorage is located in Southcentral Alaska. At 61 degrees north, it lies slightly farther north than Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Saint Petersburg, but not as far north as Reykjavík or Murmansk. It is northeast of the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and Cook Inlet, due north of the Kenai Peninsula, northwest of Prince William Sound and the Alaska Panhandle, and nearly due south of Mount McKinley/Denali.

Panorama of Anchorage as viewed at night from the Glen Alps neighborhood, near Flattop Mountain.

The city is on a strip of coastal lowland and extends up the lower alpine slopes of the Chugach Mountains. Point Campbell, the westernmost point of Anchorage on the mainland, juts out into Cook Inlet near its northern end, at which point it splits into two arms. To the south is Turnagain Arm, a fjord that has some of the world’s highest tides. Knik Arm, another tidal inlet, lies to the west and north. The Chugach Mountains on the east form a boundary to development, but not to the city limits, which encompass part of the wild alpine territory of Chugach State Park.

The city’s seacoast consists mostly of treacherous mudflats. Newcomers and tourists are warned not to walk in this area because of extreme tidal changes and the very fine glacial silt. Unwary victims have walked onto the solid seeming silt revealed when the tide is out and have become stuck in the mud. The two recorded instances of this occurred in 1961 and 1988.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the municipality has a total area of 1,961.1 square miles (5,079.2 km²); 1,697.2 square miles (4,395.8 km²) of which is land and 263.9 square miles (683.4 km²) of it is water. The total area is 13.46% water.

Boroughs and census areas adjacent to the Municipality of Anchorage are Matanuska-Susitna Borough to the north, Kenai Peninsula Borough to the south and Valdez-Cordova Census Area to the east. The Chugach National Forest, a national protected area, extends into the southern part of the municipality, near Girdwood and Portage.

Anchorage Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Anchorage

15747 Noble Point Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 15747 Noble Point Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 19-4106)
5 beds 3 baths 2,402 sqft $485,000
4472 Reka Drive #4472 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 4472 Reka Drive #4472, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-4105)
1 bed 1 bath 501 sqft $64,000
1100 Wilshire Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1100 Wilshire Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-4103)
3 beds 3 baths 1,686 sqft $274,900
8504 Boundary Avenue B-4 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 8504 Boundary Avenue B-4, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-4102)
2 beds 1 bath 829 sqft $98,000
201 E 3rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 201 E 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-4101)
0 beds 0 baths 14,980 sqft $2,650,000
540 L Street #105 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 540 L Street #105, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-4099)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $1,150
132 Dean Place Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 132 Dean Place, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-4098)
3 beds 2 baths 1,788 sqft $314,900
7321 Huntsmen Circle #21f Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 7321 Huntsmen Circle #21f, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 19-4097)
2 beds 2 baths 742 sqft $125,000
2016 Waldron Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2016 Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-4095)
4 beds 2 baths 1,660 sqft $349,500
3241 W 69th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 3241 W 69th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 19-4092)
10 beds 4 baths 3,696 sqft $545,000
1104 W 33rd Avenue 3 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1104 W 33rd Avenue 3, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-4089)
1 bed 1 bath 832 sqft $800
7420 Randamar Street Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 7420 Randamar Street, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-4087)
3 beds 3 baths 2,185 sqft $429,900
7941 Cox Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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3 beds 3 baths 2,114 sqft $450,000
10600 Constitution Street Anchorage, AK 99515
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3 beds 2 baths 1,632 sqft $395,000
1110 W 71st Court Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 1110 W 71st Court, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 19-4056)
3 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $284,900

Sold Listings in Anchorage

6850 Tondi Lane Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 6850 Tondi Lane, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-4010)
3 beds 3 baths 1,228 sqft $310,000
937 W 8th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 937 W 8th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-3834)
0 beds 0 baths 960 sqft
7341 Foxridge Circle #R1 Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 7341 Foxridge Circle #R1, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 19-3802)
3 beds 2 baths 1,431 sqft $2,000
501 Togiak Circle #A Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 501 Togiak Circle #A, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-3765)
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $2,500
4109 Lynn Drive #221 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 4109 Lynn Drive #221, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-3687)
1 bed 1 bath 786 sqft $1,225
2386 Waldron Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2386 Waldron Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-3530)
2 beds 2 baths 1,244 sqft $265,000
4318 Checkmate Drive #24 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 4318 Checkmate Drive #24, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-3361)
3 beds 1 bath 863 sqft $1,250
10270 Sextant Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 10270 Sextant Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-3105)
4 beds 2 baths 1,794 sqft $2,200
8962 Forest Village Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 8962 Forest Village Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 19-3104)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,160
1462 W 26th Avenue #17 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1462 W 26th Avenue #17, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-2924)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $700
1230 Balfour Drive Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 1230 Balfour Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-2918)
8 beds 4 baths 3,456 sqft $505,000
7746 Boundary Avenue #B2 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 7746 Boundary Avenue #B2, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-2908)
3 beds 3 baths 1,189 sqft $1,400
1721 Commodore Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 3 baths 1,686 sqft $1,950
3657 Henderson Loop #C Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 3657 Henderson Loop #C, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-2798)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $1,250
6109 Debarr Road #304 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 6109 Debarr Road #304, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-2767)
2 beds 2 baths 1,078 sqft $1,350

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Anchorage School Data

Anchorage School Districts

Aleutian Region School District
PK-12
Anchorage School District
PK-12
http://www.asdk12.org/
Chugach School District
PK-12
http://www.chugachschools.com/

Anchorage Schools

Abbott Loop Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/schools/abbottloop/pages/
Airport Heights Elementary School
PK-6, public
https://airportheights.asdk12.org/
Bartlett High School
9-12, public
Baxter Elementary School
PK-6, public
Bayshore Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/bayshore/schoolname,3217,en.html
Campbell Elementary School
PK-6, public
https://www.asdk12.org/schools/campbell/pages/
Central Middle School Of Science
7-8, public
Clark Middle School
6-8, public
Chester Valley Elementary School
PK-5, public
Chinook Elementary School
PK-6, public
Chugach Optional Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/schools/chugach_optional/pages/Chugach_Optional_Website/Home.html
College Gate Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/
Creekside Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
https://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/creekside/
Denali Elementary School
PK-6, public
Dimond High School
9-12, public
http://dimond.asdk12.org/
East High School
9-12, public
Fairview Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/fairview/
Gladys Wood Elementary School
PK-6, public
https://education.alaska.gov/DOE_Rolodex/SchoolCalendar/Home/SchoolDetails/50370
Huffman Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/huffman/schoolname,3061,en.html
Inlet View Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/inletview/schoolname,3062,en.html
Lake Otis Elementary School
PK-6, public
Tudor Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/tudor/
Turnagain Elementary School
PK-6, public
Mountain View Elementary School
PK-5, public
Muldoon Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.asdk12.org/aboutschools/muldoon/schoolname,3076,en.html

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