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

1125 E 17th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
Photo of 1125 E 17th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (MLS # 19-8127)
3 beds 2 baths 1,080 sqft $170,000
205 E Benson Boulevard #101 Anchorage, AK 99503
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0 beds 0 baths 7,000 sqft
600 W Northern Lights Boulevard #A Anchorage, AK 99503
Photo of 600 W Northern Lights Boulevard #A, Anchorage, AK 99503 (MLS # 19-8118)
0 beds 0 baths 1,300 sqft
1100 Ermine Street #3 Anchorage, AK 99504
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2 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $1,350
700 W 59 Avenue C, D, Or J Anchorage, AK 99518
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0 beds 0 baths 1,050 sqft
705 W 59 Avenue B-H Anchorage, AK 99518
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0 beds 0 baths 1,440 sqft
9814 William Jones Circle #4 Anchorage, AK 99515
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2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $1,250
12310 Tracy Road Anchorage, AK 99516
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3 beds 2 baths 1,786 sqft $479,900
610 E 76th Avenue #1 Anchorage, AK 99518
3 beds 3 baths 1,640 sqft $1,950
3541 E 112th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99516
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3 beds 3 baths 2,828 sqft $639,000
1216 E 9th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
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4 beds 2 baths 2,470 sqft $369,900
9605 Victor Road #34g Anchorage, AK 99515
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3 beds 2 baths 1,096 sqft $1,500
2816 Redwood Place Anchorage, AK 99508
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3 beds 2 baths 2,038 sqft $355,900
7510 Bearfoot Circle #3 Anchorage, AK 99502
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2 beds 1 bath 1,100 sqft $1,250
3507 Wyoming Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
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2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $155,000

Sold Listings in Anchorage

3640 W Dimond Boulevard #4 Anchorage, AK 99502
2 beds 1 bath 750 sqft $1,100
3501 Denali Street #203 Anchorage, AK 99503
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0 beds 0 baths 500 sqft
3640 W Dimond Boulevard #20 Anchorage, AK 99502
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0 beds 1 bath 450 sqft $750
3030 E 46th Avenue #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $1,295
000 Villages Scenic Parkway Anchorage, AK 99516
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0 beds 0 baths $305,000
1931 E 74th Avenue #C Anchorage, AK 99507
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2 beds 2 baths 1,161 sqft $1,125
207 Dailey Avenue #8 Anchorage, AK 99515
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3 beds 2 baths 1,342 sqft $1,900
7805 Upper Huffman Road Anchorage, AK 99516
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1 bed 1 bath 800 sqft $1,100
6233 E Tudor Road #12 Anchorage, AK 99507
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2 beds 2 baths 1,024 sqft $1,300
11400 Via Appia Anchorage, AK 99515
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4 beds 2 baths 2,050 sqft $1,800
154 Rusty Allen Place #18 Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $1,500
3505 Lois Drive # A Anchorage, AK 99517
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2 beds 1 bath 941 sqft $1,195
914 E 76th Avenue #C Anchorage, AK 99518
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1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $1,250
3343 W 86th Avenue #1 Anchorage, AK 99502
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2 beds 1 bath 918 sqft $1,200
3230 Seawind Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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3 beds 2 baths 1,989 sqft $350,000

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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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