Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, but it has a unique small-town feel as well. You will find everything you need, and will still run into people you know when you’re out and about. From quaint local downtown shops, to outdoor activities, Anchorage has it all.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) is located in Anchorage and is accessible through several gates.
Trails are used both summer and winter around Anchorage. Just beware of the wildlife also using these trails.
Parks abound around town, catering from baseball and Frisbee golf to dog parks and great parks for kids. Most parks also have lakes which the city stocks with fish each year.
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood is just a short drive from Anchorage and offers world class skiing and snowboarding. Alpenglow Ski Area is just north of Anchorage and provides the opportunity to go skiing at any time of day.
Anchorage residents know how to create fun year around. You can enjoy snow sculptures and ice sculptures downtown, New Year’s fireworks over the inlet, and a host of Fur Rondy and Iditarod events. In fact, you have the opportunity to “run with the Reindeer” every year during this season!
Summer in Anchorage is a busy time. You can go on evening hikes often lasting until 11pm, or you can enjoy fishing the streams and lakes. Races for all abilities are held each year in Anchorage as well. The Downtown Market is open every Saturday and Sunday of the summer season and offers unique Alaskan gifts as well as fresh produce.
Residents choose to live in Anchorage for a variety of reasons. Many love having the ability to enjoy outdoor activities every day without having to drive out of town. Anchorage is surrounded by beautiful mountains which can cause even the most seasoned Alaskan to appreciate the splendor surrounding us. It is a bustling city with a fantastic downtown and plenty of local flavor throughout.
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