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Anchorage, Alaska   Add Favorite    76 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong employment

Cons

-Dreary winters
-Healthcare
-Earthquake risk


What Bert Has To Say About Anchorage Metro Area


Anchorage is the largest city and main regional center for the frontier state of Alaska. Most of the state’s commercial and industrial activity occurs here. Because of rebuilding after an earthquake in 1964 and the recent influx of oil money, the city is quite modern. The area has a strong, growing economy, which is offset by a high cost of living caused by geographic isolation. Downtown is clean, attractive and modern with nice waterfront areas and a large new performing arts center. The best residential neighborhoods lie to the south.


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Quick Facts About Anchorage


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage jobs have Increased by 0.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 35.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Anchorage's population is 298,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.97 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Anchorage is $293,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 25.11 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Anchorage public schools spend $16,123 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Anchorage.

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Summers in Anchorage are generally very pleasant with temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s and sunshine from 4:30 am - 11:30 pm. If you like getting outside and being...

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