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

4001 Doroshin Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 4001 Doroshin Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-6506)
4 beds 3 baths 2,448 sqft $444,000
9399 Morningside Loop Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 9399 Morningside Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-6502)
6 beds 4 baths 3,180 sqft $529,000
2110 Revere Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 2110 Revere Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-6498)
4 beds 3 baths 2,087 sqft $429,000
7303 Foxridge Circle Circle 1 Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 7303 Foxridge Circle Circle 1, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 18-6496)
3 beds 2 baths 1,430 sqft $239,000
7550 Trenton Lane Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 7550 Trenton Lane, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 18-6495)
3 beds 3 baths 2,024 sqft $389,000
801 Wildrose Court Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 801 Wildrose Court, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 18-6493)
2 beds 2 baths 1,075 sqft $1,375
501 San Juan Circle Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 501 San Juan Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-6490)
12 beds 8 baths 4,320 sqft $639,000
7447 O'brien Street Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 7447 O'brien Street, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-6483)
0 beds 0 baths $215,000
1005 Wildrose Court #1005 Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 1005 Wildrose Court #1005, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 18-6480)
2 beds 2 baths 1,111 sqft $180,000
3646 Sycamore Loop Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 3646 Sycamore Loop, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-6476)
3 beds 2 baths 1,840 sqft $299,000
4001 Red Talon Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 4001 Red Talon Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-6471)
3 beds 2 baths 2,171 sqft $379,900
725 W 70th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 725 W 70th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 18-6467)
4 beds 4 baths 2,656 sqft $384,900
8601 Shrub Court Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 8601 Shrub Court, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-6464)
4 beds 2 baths 1,986 sqft $375,000
4023 Apollo Drive Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 4023 Apollo Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-6462)
4 beds 3 baths 2,288 sqft $379,900
5157 Chena Avenue #4 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 5157 Chena Avenue #4, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 18-6454)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $950

Sold Listings in Anchorage

2912 Marston Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2912 Marston Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 18-6459)
0 beds 0 baths $210,000
4068 Easter Island Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 4068 Easter Island Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-6399)
4 beds 3 baths 2,449 sqft $631,882
10017 Thimble Berry Drive Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 10017 Thimble Berry Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-6307)
2 beds 1 bath 990 sqft $175,000
836 M Street 210 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 836 M Street 210, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-6029)
1 bed 1 bath 871 sqft $1,575
2956 Lois Drive #1 Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2956 Lois Drive #1, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 18-5887)
3 beds 3 baths 1,505 sqft $2,150
510 San Juan Circle #2 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 510 San Juan Circle #2, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-5884)
3 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $1,300
843 W 11th Avenue #205 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 843 W 11th Avenue #205, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-5862)
1 bed 1 bath 587 sqft $1,195
1501 Elcadore Circle #36 Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 1501 Elcadore Circle #36, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-5666)
3 beds 2 baths 1,250 sqft $1,650
516 N Bliss Street #4 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 516 N Bliss Street #4, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 18-5664)
1 bed 1 bath 500 sqft $695
5633 Alora Loop #28 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 5633 Alora Loop #28, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-5610)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $1,650
2440 Hillbrook Circle #2440 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 2440 Hillbrook Circle #2440, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-5600)
3 beds 3 baths 1,713 sqft $1,850
1221 Surrey Circle #2 Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 1221 Surrey Circle #2, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-5555)
2 beds 1 bath 1,048 sqft $1,200
177 Michael Court #3 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 177 Michael Court #3, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-5552)
1 bed 1 bath 615 sqft $825
221 W 13th Avenue #221 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 221 W 13th Avenue #221, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-5513)
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $1,500
403 E 12th Avenue #6 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 403 E 12th Avenue #6, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-5473)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $850

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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
Airport Heights Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://airportheights.org
Bartlett High School
9-12, public
Baxter Elementary School
PK-6, public
Bayshore Elementary School
PK-6, public
Campbell Elementary School
PK-6, public
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
Creekside Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
Denali Elementary School
PK-6, public
Dimond High School
9-12, public
East High School
9-12, public
Fairview Elementary School
PK-6, public
Gladys Wood Elementary School
PK-6, public
Huffman Elementary School
PK-6, public
Inlet View Elementary School
PK-6, public
Lake Otis Elementary School
PK-6, public
Tudor Elementary School
PK-6, public
Turnagain Elementary School
PK-6, public
Mountain View Elementary School
PK-5, public
Muldoon Elementary School
PK-5, public

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