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

916 W 19th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 916 W 19th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-16358)
5 beds 3 baths 2,924 sqft $574,900
916 W 19th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 916 W 19th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 18-16357)
5 beds 3 baths 2,924 sqft $574,900
3237 Robin Street Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 3237 Robin Street, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 18-16354)
3 beds 2 baths 1,606 sqft $300,000
3278 Orion Circle Anchorage, AK 99517
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2 beds 2 baths 936 sqft $245,000
7206 Bearfoot Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
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8 beds 4 baths 4,352 sqft $570,000
1621 Eastridge Drive #303 Anchorage, AK 99501
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2 beds 1 bath 868 sqft $136,000
2501 W 27th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
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3 beds 2 baths 1,831 sqft $299,000
6258 E 41st Court #108 Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 3 baths 1,523 sqft $245,000
4120 Laurel Street #206 Anchorage, AK 99508
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0 beds 0 baths 1,397 sqft
292 E 56th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99518
Photo of 292 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518 (MLS # 18-16342)
2 beds 2 baths 950 sqft $1,500
8531 Longhorn Street Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 3 baths 1,726 sqft $2,500
5315 Wood Hall Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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3 beds 2 baths 2,088 sqft $485,000
432 N Flower Street #1 Anchorage, AK 99508
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2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $850
403 E 12th Avenue 2 Anchorage, AK 99501
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1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $800
432 N Flower Street #4 Anchorage, AK 99508
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2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $850

Sold Listings in Anchorage

221 E 7th Avenue #305 Anchorage, AK 99501
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1 bed 1 bath 709 sqft $145,000
290 E 56th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99518
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2 beds 2 baths 950 sqft $1,500
2294 Sorbus Way Anchorage, AK 99508
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2 beds 2 baths 2,129 sqft $350,000
4107 Garfield Street #A Anchorage, AK 99503
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3 beds 2 baths 1,129 sqft $1,325
1802 Arctic Boulevard #2 Anchorage, AK 99503
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3 beds 2 baths 1,226 sqft $220,000
3828 Indiana Street #20 Anchorage, AK 99503
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2 beds 2 baths 845 sqft $1,250
4554 Homer Drive #3 Anchorage, AK 99503
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0 beds 1 bath 550 sqft $600
4554 Homer Drive #19 Anchorage, AK 99503
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0 beds 1 bath 550 sqft $675
4554 Homer Drive Anchorage, AK 99503
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $795
939 W 12th Avenue #4 Anchorage, AK 99501
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1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $950
7530 Peck Avenue #3 Anchorage, AK 99504
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $1,290
1810 Elcadore Drive #3 Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $1,695
908 Cunningham Street Anchorage, AK 99501
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2 beds 1 bath 786 sqft $1,350
6831 Brittany Rock Way #6 Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 2 baths 1,781 sqft $1,900
2116 Fairbanks Street #8 Anchorage, AK 99503
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2 beds 1 bath 800 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
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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