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

2445 Harbor Landing Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 2445 Harbor Landing Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-605)
3 beds 3 baths 2,227 sqft $374,900
2475 Cloverwood Loop #1 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 2475 Cloverwood Loop #1, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-601)
3 beds 2 baths 1,388 sqft $232,900
206 E 45th Avenue 206 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 206 E 45th Avenue 206, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-596)
4 beds 2 baths 1,355 sqft $237,000
2140 Tasha Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 2140 Tasha Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 19-592)
5 beds 3 baths 2,912 sqft $336,000
5643 Big Bend Loop Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 5643 Big Bend Loop, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 19-590)
3 beds 3 baths 1,626 sqft $399,900
8340 Nadine Street #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 8340 Nadine Street #1, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-589)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $1,350
3217 Discovery Bay Drive Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 3217 Discovery Bay Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-588)
4 beds 3 baths 2,692 sqft $549,900
3910 E 8th Avenue #4 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 3910 E 8th Avenue #4, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-579)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $925
7437 Bern Street Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 7437 Bern Street, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-575)
3 beds 2 baths 2,232 sqft $109,900
7700 Snow View Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 7700 Snow View Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 19-572)
2 beds 1 bath 1,040 sqft $190,000
2001 Sunrise Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 2001 Sunrise Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-571)
4 beds 2 baths 1,586 sqft $319,000
1900 Otter Street Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 1900 Otter Street, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-569)
4 beds 2 baths 2,052 sqft $2,200
2900 W 32nd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2900 W 32nd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 19-565)
4 beds 2 baths 2,016 sqft $399,500
531 E 10th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 531 E 10th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-564)
2 beds 1 bath 1,024 sqft $1,550
2040 Washington Avenue Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 2040 Washington Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-563)
4 beds 3 baths 1,820 sqft $354,900

Sold Listings in Anchorage

12131 Portage Drive Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 12131 Portage Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-585)
3 beds 3 baths 2,286 sqft $419,900
16701 Wood Pointe Circle Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 16701 Wood Pointe Circle, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 19-314)
0 beds 0 baths $830,000
6721 E 12th Avenue #A Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 6721 E 12th Avenue #A, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-247)
2 beds 2 baths 1,055 sqft $1,475
1220 Jackson Drive Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 1220 Jackson Drive, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 19-83)
3 beds 2 baths 1,128 sqft $1,575
325 Irwin Street #2 Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 325 Irwin Street #2, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-75)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $750
1840 Scenic Way Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1840 Scenic Way, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-31)
3 beds 2 baths 1,596 sqft $1,725
252 E 56th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 252 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 19-4)
2 beds 3 baths 1,300 sqft $1,800
1841 Toklat Street Street Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 1841 Toklat Street Street, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 18-19930)
3 beds 1 bath 1,004 sqft $310,000
16540 Southcliff Ridge Circle Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 16540 Southcliff Ridge Circle, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-19925)
5 beds 4 baths 5,274 sqft $889,000
4029 W 89th Court Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 4029 W 89th Court, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 18-19917)
2 beds 1 bath 1,144 sqft $1,395
8110 E 16th Avenue #C2 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 8110 E 16th Avenue #C2, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-19842)
1 bed 1 bath 776 sqft $850
1300 W 13th Avenue #A Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1300 W 13th Avenue #A, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-19776)
4 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $2,500
3400 Eureka Street #308 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 3400 Eureka Street #308, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-19766)
0 beds 1 bath 543 sqft $695
8810 Golovin Street #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 8810 Golovin Street #1, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-19723)
1 bed 1 bath 500 sqft $850
2350 E 68th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2350 E 68th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-19681)
2 beds 2 baths 840 sqft $1,400

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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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