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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 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage jobs have Increased by 0.37 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 43.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Anchorage's population is 291,470 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.98 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Anchorage is $316,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Anchorage public schools spend $15,697 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.4 students per teacher in Anchorage.

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Anchorage
Has been a great place to raise kids and make a... (read more)
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Lived in multiple cities in California, North Carolina, Texas, Alaska, and Nevada. Anchorage is easily the winner; yes, even over my San Diego hometown. If I could find... (read more)
Don't get too excited.
People like to say that there is always lots of things to do, which is far from it. I mean, yeah, if you are an avid skiier, or a snowboarder, then sure, you can be... (read more)
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