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

6537 Air Guard Road Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 6537 Air Guard Road, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 17-8456)
4 beds 3 baths 1,672 sqft $450,000
7115 Crawford Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 7115 Crawford Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 17-8452)
5 beds 2 baths 2,392 sqft $375,000
4100 Cope #1 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 4100 Cope #1, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-8451)
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $1,250
10353 Valley Park Drive Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 10353 Valley Park Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 17-8450)
3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $295,000
4671 Virgo Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 4671 Virgo Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 17-8447)
4 beds 3 baths 2,467 sqft $539,000
550 W Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 550 W Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-8442)
0 beds 0 baths 6,085 sqft $1,299,000
550 W Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 550 W Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-8439)
0 beds 0 baths 6,085 sqft $1,299,000
3RD ADD Third Addition Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 3RD ADD Third Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 17-8437)
0 beds 0 baths $170,000
L4 E 140th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of L4 E 140th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 17-8434)
0 beds 0 baths $54,000
8105 Eleusis Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 8105 Eleusis Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 17-8423)
4 beds 2 baths 1,960 sqft $385,000
1780 Oxford Anchorage, AK 99503
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5 beds 2 baths 1,942 sqft $325,000
5406 W Dimond Boulevard #3 Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 5406 W Dimond Boulevard #3, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 17-8416)
2 beds 2 baths 1,304 sqft $295,000
5434 Cape Seville Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 5434 Cape Seville Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 17-8410)
4 beds 3 baths 2,380 sqft $479,000
11320 Via Appia Anchorage, AK 99515
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4 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $290,000
8441 Sultana Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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4 beds 4 baths 3,460 sqft $715,000

Sold Listings in Anchorage

3328 Outta Place #2 Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3328 Outta Place #2, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-8036)
2 beds 1 bath 100 sqft $1,085
433 S Lane Street Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 433 S Lane Street, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 17-7850)
3 beds 2 baths 2,184 sqft $210,000
2805 W 33rd Avenue #3 Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2805 W 33rd Avenue #3, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-7601)
3 beds 1 bath 1,100 sqft $1,185
3624 W 43rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3624 W 43rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 17-7566)
3 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $1,850
2300 Homestead Court #3a Anchorage, AK 99507
Photo of 2300 Homestead Court #3a, Anchorage, AK 99507 (MLS # 17-7559)
2 beds 1 bath 800 sqft $1,150
6711 Weimer Drive #2 Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 6711 Weimer Drive #2, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 17-7468)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $995
5619 E 43rd Avenue #B Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 5619 E 43rd Avenue #B, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 17-7390)
3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $1,450
1327 W 25th Avenue #324 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1327 W 25th Avenue #324, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-7354)
0 beds 1 bath 400 sqft $850
1462 W 26th Avenue #21 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1462 W 26th Avenue #21, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-7283)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $750
10270 Sextant Circle Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 10270 Sextant Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 17-7092)
4 beds 2 baths 1,794 sqft $2,200
1200 I Street #311 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1200 I Street #311, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 17-7054)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $1,695
1541 W Tudor Road #6 Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 1541 W Tudor Road #6, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 17-6943)
2 beds 1 bath 749 sqft $1,050
3200 Robin Street Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 2 baths 1,948 sqft $285,000
1265 Norman Street #18 Anchorage, AK 99504
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2 beds 2 baths 1,050 sqft $1,299
1110 W 6th Avenue #308 Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1110 W 6th Avenue #308, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 17-6829)
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $159,500

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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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