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

3307 Oregon Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3307 Oregon Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-12599)
6 beds 6 baths 3,475 sqft $578,900
6800 Brittany Rock Way Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 6800 Brittany Rock Way, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 17-12598)
3 beds 3 baths 1,712 sqft $259,000
2101 W 48th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2101 W 48th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-12596)
6 beds 3 baths 3,868 sqft $485,000
12201 Industry Way #D2 Anchorage, AK 99515
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0 beds 0 baths 3,000 sqft
12201 Industry Way #D2 Anchorage, AK 99515
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0 beds 0 baths 3,000 sqft
11900 Industry Way #M12 Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 11900 Industry Way #M12, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 17-12593)
0 beds 0 baths 2,870 sqft
11900 Industry Way #M12 Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 11900 Industry Way #M12, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 17-12592)
0 beds 0 baths 2,870 sqft
4027 E 20th Avenue #D87 Anchorage, AK 99508
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1 bed 1 bath 768 sqft $110,000
3713 E 18th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99508
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4 beds 2 baths 1,318 sqft $249,000
2520 Northrup Place Anchorage, AK 99508
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3 beds 1 bath 1,014 sqft $243,000
9047 Dewberry Street #1 Anchorage, AK 99502
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3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $1,425
3622 Sycamore Loop Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 2 baths 1,818 sqft $290,000
9531 Albatross Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
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4 beds 3 baths 4,268 sqft $845,000
NHN Silver Spruce Anchorage, AK 99516
0 beds 0 baths $139,900
301 W Northern Lights Boulevard #402 Anchorage, AK 99503
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0 beds 0 baths 6,750 sqft

Sold Listings in Anchorage

1411 W 26th Avenue E2 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1411 W 26th Avenue E2, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-12365)
2 beds 2 baths 821 sqft $175,000
2811 Illiamna Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
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5 beds 3 baths 2,914 sqft $760,000
7530 Peck Avenue #1 Anchorage, AK 99504
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $1,300
13531 Jarvi Drive Anchorage, AK 99515
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3 beds 2 baths 1,741 sqft $350,000
4601 E 145th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
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2 beds 1 bath 1,440 sqft $347,500
10650 Elies Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
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4 beds 4 baths 3,597 sqft $620,000
8540 Sahalee Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 3 baths 2,847 sqft $569,000
1150 Golden Dawn #4 Anchorage, AK 99515
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2 beds 1 bath 1,100 sqft $1,400
645 Lynnwood Drive Anchorage, AK 99518
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3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $249,000
2137 Foraker Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2137 Foraker Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-11249)
3 beds 2 baths 2,030 sqft $525,000
6050 Alpine Woods Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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4 beds 3 baths 3,408 sqft $3,000
5676 Alora Loop Anchorage, AK 99504
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4 beds 2 baths 2,057 sqft $1,700
2840 Telequana Drive #4 Anchorage, AK 99517
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2 beds 1 bath 600 sqft $795
3001 Widgeon Lane #5b Anchorage, AK 99508
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3 beds 3 baths 1,735 sqft $2,450
936 W 11th Avenue #B Anchorage, AK 99501
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2 beds 1 bath 850 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
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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