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-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong employment


-Dreary winters
-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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 35.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Anchorage's population is 298,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.97 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Anchorage is $293,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 25.11 percent.
    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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