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

2111 Belmont Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 2111 Belmont Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 19-12287)
4 beds 3 baths 2,902 sqft $575,000
12541 Landmark Street Street Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 12541 Landmark Street Street, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-12284)
7 beds 4 baths 3,234 sqft $475,000
8616 Boundary Avenue #M4 Anchorage, AK 99504
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2 beds 1 bath 830 sqft $98,000
2710 W 72nd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99502
Photo of 2710 W 72nd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99502 (MLS # 19-12281)
3 beds 2 baths 1,602 sqft $299,900
6327 E 31st Avenue Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 6327 E 31st Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-12280)
5 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $319,000
1847 Bellevue Loop Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 1847 Bellevue Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-12279)
2 beds 1 bath 872 sqft $186,900
8901 Lakehurst Drive B Anchorage, AK 99502
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5 beds 4 baths 2,700 sqft $2,800
9220 Glenn Haven Drive #E4 Anchorage, AK 99502
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2 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $184,000
3109 Turnagain Street Anchorage, AK 99517
Photo of 3109 Turnagain Street, Anchorage, AK 99517 (MLS # 19-12261)
2 beds 1 bath 1,160 sqft $1,100
7501 Hennings Way Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 7501 Hennings Way, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-12260)
5 beds 3 baths 4,041 sqft $495,000
244 Melody Place #A Anchorage, AK 99504
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2 beds 2 baths 1,062 sqft $1,300
2206 Kissee Court Anchorage, AK 99517
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0 beds 0 baths $1,300,000
3815 Apollo Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
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4 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $339,000
2073 N Arlington Drive Anchorage, AK 99517
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4 beds 3 baths 3,152 sqft $615,000
1651 Mountainman Loop Anchorage, AK 99507
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3 beds 2 baths 1,366 sqft $1,650

Sold Listings in Anchorage

2625 Palmer Court #C3 Anchorage, AK 99508
2 beds 1 bath 787 sqft $1,050
3420 Eastwind Drive Anchorage, AK 99516
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5 beds 3 baths 2,755 sqft $549,900
5701 De Armoun Road Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 5701 De Armoun Road, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 19-11796)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $1,500
8610 Paine Road Anchorage, AK 99516
Photo of 8610 Paine Road, Anchorage, AK 99516 (MLS # 19-11622)
3 beds 2 baths 1,328 sqft $389,900
8813 Forest Village Drive Anchorage, AK 99502
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3 beds 3 baths 1,780 sqft $1,780
257 Fall Leaf Circle Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 257 Fall Leaf Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-11501)
2 beds 1 bath 1,041 sqft $1,250
235 W 13th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $1,600
13641 Venus Way Anchorage, AK 99515
Photo of 13641 Venus Way, Anchorage, AK 99515 (MLS # 19-11290)
3 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $358,000
257 Fall Leaf Circle Anchorage, AK 99504
Photo of 257 Fall Leaf Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504 (MLS # 19-11170)
2 beds 1 bath 1,041 sqft $1,250
6626 Cimarron Circle Anchorage, AK 99504
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3 beds 3 baths 1,699 sqft $279,800
9530 Musket Ball Place Anchorage, AK 99507
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4 beds 2 baths 1,902 sqft $2,100
3418 Old Muldoon Road Anchorage, AK 99504
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2 beds 1 bath 950 sqft $1,050
3014 W 78th Avenue #B Anchorage, AK 99502
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3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $1,850
3005 W 30th Avenue #5 Anchorage, AK 99517
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2 beds 1 bath 700 sqft $1,150
1637 Norene Street Anchorage, AK 99508
Photo of 1637 Norene Street, Anchorage, AK 99508 (MLS # 19-11002)
3 beds 2 baths 1,036 sqft $230,000

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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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