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……Make an Anchorage Home, Your Home…..

Anchorage, Alaska.  An All American City.  America’s Winter City

My family moved to Alaska and made Anchorage home in 1965.  They came as school teachers, just to try it.   Fifty-one years later, we are still here!

What keeps Alaskans here and makes Anchorage home?   To me it is all about quality of life.   Average incomes have always exceeded the ‘lower 48 states,”  Anchorage home values have remained consistent, schools are very good, crime rate is low, outdoor life is close and the environment is clean.

It is what I would call a small city, not a large town, and that is reason enough to call Anchorage home.  You get the feeling that you are in a metropolitan area, and with that comes some anonymity, but you can know the whole area.  When searching Anchorage Homes, keep in mind that most areas are only 10-15 minutes from midtown.  You can keep up with the local events like Fur Rendezvous, World Championship Dog Sled Races, the Iditarod, the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, Arctic Thunder Air Show, and many more Anchorage specific activities.  You can ski 2,300 vertical feet at Mt. Alyeska, play golf on one of several Championship level golf courses, ride horses at the William Clark Chamberlain Equestrian Center, play Disk Golf on several courses and yet, surrounding all Anchorage Homes, is Wild Alaska!  Salmon streams teeming with Kings, Silvers and Pinks, Local, State and National Parks, the awesome Cook Inlet, and the infamous Turnagain Arm.  Yes, a city in the wilderness. All Anchorage Homes offer a taste of Alaska!

Moving to Anchorage, Alaska?

Economic Environment of Anchorage

Searching Anchorage Homes will show you that Anchorage continues to be a great place to live.  While unemployment is slightly over the national average, this is primarily due to seasonal work patterns.   See Sperling’s Best.

Anchorage Homes enjoy great public schools, many Charter SchoolsPrivate and Christian K-12Voc-Ed CollegesWayland Baptist University and Alaska Pacific University (private) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage campus. In addition, many other programs are available including University of Washington Medical School MD Program WWAMI (my daughter is in year three!).  The State of Alaska has partnered with other northwest states to offer reduced non-resident tuition through the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) Program.  Our university students are about 10 years older than the national average and they continue to make Anchorage home.

Dining Out in Anchorage

Within a short drive of nearly all Anchorage Homes, your will discover a great variety of food.  Yahoo! Anchorage is a multi-cultural melting pot, with restaurants representing traditional American fare, Italian, French, Vietnamese, Polynesian, Filipino, Mexican, Japanense, Chinese, Thai-Cambodian-Laotian, and Russian cuisine, and many more!.  Even Halal. There is something for everyone!

Anchorage Church Community

My father always said, “God calls Anchorage home.”   No matter your faith, you will find it here, when you call Anchorage home.  Whether JewChristian, Muslim, the northernmost Hindu temple of the World, Sikhs, Buddhists and Russian Orthodox.  I think we can all agree on this…whatever your path, what a great country to believe the way I do!

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Eskimo Life in Alaska...A cinematic history.

Sarah Palin never said, “I can see Russia from my house!”  She did say that you can see Russia from Alaska, and you can.  As a little boy, I remember hearing this.  Little Diomede Island in the United States – Big Diomede Island in Russia.  Both are around 660 air miles from Anchorage Homes.

Many people, even in Alaska, do not understand the cultural identity and differences of Alaska’s indiginous people.  Here are the major groups of Alaska indigenous peoples: Inupiat and Yupik Eskimos, Aleuts, Athabascans, Eyaks, Tlingits, Haidas and Tsimshians.  This link will give you great information on Alaska Indigenous people.

The Anchorage Museam-Alaska Native Cultures for a world class exhibit of Alaska Native artifacts.

Click on Sarah and enjoy this collection of Eskimo Films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.   It was a hard life, but a life tied close to the land.  The Eskimo existed in one of the harshest environments on earth.

Just like the Eskimo needed a home, you need to find your Anchorage home.  Whether your Anchorage home is a hillside view property, or a midtown condo, I can help you find your Anchorage home.

Oh, want to see Russia from Alaska?  Click Here.