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

4057 E 20th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 4057 E 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 18-2446)
2 beds 2 baths 942 sqft $1,090
10250 Jamestown Drive #10 Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 10250 Jamestown Drive #10, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-2444)
2 beds 1 bath 595 sqft $127,000
2125 E 79th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2125 E 79th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-2443)
0 beds 0 baths 34,830 sqft $5,250,000
2125 E 79th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2125 E 79th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-2442)
0 beds 0 baths 34,830 sqft $5,250,000
2125 E 79th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2125 E 79th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 18-2441)
0 beds 0 baths 34,830 sqft $5,250,000
2220 N Post Road #A Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 2220 N Post Road #A, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-2439)
0 beds 0 baths 2,301 sqft
3301 Denali Street #300 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 3301 Denali Street #300, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-2438)
0 beds 0 baths 3,336 sqft
L4 B2 Mountain Air Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of L4 B2 Mountain Air Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-2436)
0 beds 0 baths $162,000
L11 B1 Mountain Breeze Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of L11 B1 Mountain Breeze Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-2434)
0 beds 0 baths $194,500
3521 Tanglewood Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3521 Tanglewood, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 18-2433)
3 beds 2 baths 1,768 sqft $1,350
911 Joham Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 911 Joham Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-2431)
3 beds 3 baths 2,240 sqft $449,900
8101 Peck Avenue #M88 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 8101 Peck Avenue #M88, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-2426)
2 beds 2 baths 1,099 sqft $139,900
14945 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 14945 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-2425)
5 beds 3 baths 3,328 sqft $2,800
1441 Carolyn Circle Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 1441 Carolyn Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-2422)
8 beds 4 baths 3,840 sqft $475,000
L39 B3 Big Bend Loop Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of L39 B3 Big Bend Loop, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 18-2420)
3 beds 3 baths 1,626 sqft $421,000

Sold Listings in Anchorage

3003 Wendys Way #8 Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3003 Wendys Way #8, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 18-2256)
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $769
8329 Rangeview Avenue #6 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 8329 Rangeview Avenue #6, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-2042)
2 beds 1 bath 812 sqft $1,100
4040 E 112th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 4040 E 112th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-1982)
3 beds 2 baths 2,076 sqft $2,500
7771 Mayfair Drive #4 Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 7771 Mayfair Drive #4, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 18-1948)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $1,195
118 Rusty Allen Place #29 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 118 Rusty Allen Place #29, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-1776)
3 beds 2 baths 1,369 sqft $1,500
1017 I Street #B Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1017 I Street #B, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-1725)
1 bed 1 bath 800 sqft $950
1460 W 26th Avenue #6 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1460 W 26th Avenue #6, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-1634)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $699
1697 W 104th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 1697 W 104th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 18-1587)
5 beds 3 baths 2,537 sqft $3,200
212 Zappa Place #4 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 212 Zappa Place #4, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-1504)
3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $1,150
5058 Heritage Heights Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 5058 Heritage Heights Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 18-1484)
4 beds 3 baths 3,283 sqft $785,000
241 W 22nd Avenue #102 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 241 W 22nd Avenue #102, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-1415)
2 beds 2 baths 1,076 sqft $1,399
239 W 13th Avenue #225 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 239 W 13th Avenue #225, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-1328)
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $1,500
4510 Klondike Court Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 4510 Klondike Court, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 18-1307)
1 bed 1 bath 724 sqft $110,000
3232 Eastgate Place #16 Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 3232 Eastgate Place #16, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-1255)
2 beds 2 baths 1,033 sqft $1,250
524 Eyak Drive #3 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 524 Eyak Drive #3, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 18-1215)
1 bed 1 bath 1,000 sqft $885

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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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