In the heart of the country’s last frontier lies Anchorage. It’s Alaska’s most populous city, housing more than 40 percent of the state’s total residents. Condominiums are a popular choice for Anchorage inhabitants and most are two- and three-bedroom detached or semi-detached homes. There are also larger homes available with four bedrooms or more for those who need more space.
There are dozens of unique communities in this Alaskan city and each offers its residents a wide array of amenities. Sand Lake is one such neighborhood. Inhabitants of this community have easy access to the airport and can enjoy a lake stocked with fish by the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game. There you can find rainbow trout and salmon. Downtown Anchorage is a neighborhood at the center of the city’s business district. Residents there can find any number of retail businesses, restaurants and major corporations. Eagle River is another neighborhood within Anchorage. This community is the shopping hub for Anchorage and other cities in the area. Those who live here also enjoy easy access to medical and dental services and local restaurants. Spenard is another unique neighborhood in the city. This community has a bohemian flavor and is home to artists and writers. The neighborhood is a hot spot for poetry jams and bicycle parties.
Anchorage’s size makes it one of the best cities in Alaska for employment opportunities. Providence Health and Services is the largest private sector employer in the city. Anchorage School District is also one of the top employers. Other leading industries include retail sales, energy technologies and professional services. There are also options with public employers including the state government, the University of Alaska and the U.S. Army. Anchorage provides residents with a big-city life surrounded by the peace and beauty of lakes and mountains. It’s a great place to work and live for individuals and families who crave adventure.