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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.


  • Location: At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska
  • Country: United States
  • State: Alaska
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  • Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area

Quick Facts About Anchorage

    The unemployment rate in Anchorage Metro Area is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.37 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage Metro Area's cost of living is 41.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Anchorage Metro Area's population is 380,789 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.28 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Anchorage Metro Area is $304,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.10 percent.
    Anchorage Metro Area public schools spend $15,649 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21.9 students per teacher in Anchorage Metro Area.

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