ANCHORAGE - A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
Anchorage, Alaska is one of America's most livable cities. It’s a great place to raise a family and to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular settings. It is clean, healthy and vibrant, and prides itself on being an all-season gateway to adventure and natural beauty.
In a January 2016 survey published by the NY Post, Alaska came in second as the place in which the happiest people in America live (Alaska held the top spot in the survey in 2015). Alaska is the largest and most sparsely populated state in the nation. It’s known for its dramatic, diverse terrain of wide-open spaces. Mountains and forests are flooded with abundant wildlife. Rivers, lakes and oceans are known for their world-class fishing. The city of Anchorage takes the cake when it comes to being the best city in all of America. From a thriving job market, excellent schools, rich culture, bustling entertainment, a flourishing restaurant scene, a seemingly endless trail system and a multitude of transportation options that provide easy convenience to get to more remote areas of Alaska – Anchorage truly has it all.
Country Magazine ranks the Seward Highway as the nation’s ninth best scenic drive. Alaska has affordable public universities. The Wall Street Journal ranks the University of Alaska system as the nation’s second-cheapest for students. Bankrate.com places Alaska as the second cheapest for annual car costs. It’s also a good place for young adults. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rated Anchorage as the fifth best city for young adults to live in.
Alaska residents have their heads screwed on straight, too. According to the American Brain Health Index, Alaskans rank fifth for brain health and first for mental health. And if winter is your thing, Anchorage is the place for you. Livability.com rated Alaska’s largest city as America’s best to live in during the winter. The same website rated Anchorage 91st overall for livability among US towns.
Anchorage has been recognized as one of only four communities in the country to have reduced and maintained its rate of childhood obesity. Anchorage was also recognized for improving school lunches and increasing exercise and health options. And our neighborhood school, Bayshore Elementary, was one of only two schools in Anchorage to receive the US Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School Award, the country’s highest honor for academic excellence in Spring 2015.
More Information is available through our main office at Susan@bayshore.club or (907) 344-0539.