Anchorage is an urban enclave surrounded by wilderness. There are many resources for those visiting the area for the first time. The city has 41 percent of the states population with 301,000 residents. The city is surrounded by national parks and sits between mountains and an inlet. Schools in Anchorage are known for their broad scope of programs, diversity and many extra curricular activities for the students. The city is full of opportunities to view wildlife, see majestic national parks, wilderness areas and glaciers. Check with the local information center for numerous cultural events throughout the year providing residents many opportunities to get out and enjoy the city. For current events, check out our blog here on our site or visit Julie's Facebook business page also included on our site.
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Living in Alaska's largest city affords residents all the amenities you would expect from a large city while maintaining its small town vibe of the Last Frontier. Anchorage was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World” destinations for 2017. With 223 municipal parks and 250 miles of trails inside the city limits there is no need to leave town to enjoy the city. Anchorage dining includes some of the freshest seafood in the world. These are just a few of the top reasons why you should consider Calling Alaska Home!
Approximately 50,000 students attend public schools in the Anchorage School District. Anchorage public schools lead the nation in diversity. 19 of the nation’s most diverse schools are in Anchorage. We have 99 languages other than English reported in the Anchorage School District. ASD has many immersion programs throughout the city offering parents a multitude of choices for their child’s education.
Private Schools include Pacific Northern Academy, Holy Rosary Academy, Anchorage Montessori School, Grace Christian School, Lumen Christi High School, Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School, andWaldorf School.
The Municipality of Anchorage is your go-to resource for citywide information. They oversee 10,946 acres of municipal parkland; 223 parks with 82 playgrounds, 250 miles of trails and greenbelts linking neighborhoods with wildlife habitat and open spaces. There is no need to leave town to enjoy the city! Indoor amenities are also a priority with over 100 athletic fields; 5 pools and 11 recreation facilities. The police department helps keep the city safe, secure and strong. Our People Mover Transportation system has an average weekday ridership of 14, 000. The The Chamber of Commerce operates as a business resource with nearly 1000 members.
For residents setting up utility services, the Municipality of Anchorage has a page with info about utility services including Chugach Electric, Enstar Natural Gas Company, and Municipal Light & Power. We have complied contact info for these agencies as well as cable and telecommunications all on one page for your convenience.