Located in Southcentral Alaska on Cook Inlet, Anchorage is known as a City of Flowers, in the heart of Alaska wilderness. There are endless reasons why people make Anchorage, Alaska their home. From towering mountains and awesome glaciers, to some of the most popular family attractions in the nation, Anchorage is a city that people never grow tired of.
Homes in Anchorage range from multi-million dollar, custom estates on beautiful acreage properties, to affordable townhouses and condos in the downtown core.
Anchorage is a one of a kind city with breathtaking secnery, unique culture and wildlife at your front door. Learn more about what Anchorage has to offer, in these featured videos:
Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
In Anchorage, it is relatively easy to find real estate with inspiring mountain and water views. Surrounded by mountains, inlets, and lakes, everywhere you look in Anchorage there are wonderful views.
Some of the most stunning estate homes in Alaska can be found in the following subdivisions: Campbell Lake, Prospect Heights, Hillside Park, Pollock Homestead, Atwood, Spotsman Point, and Paradise Valley. As well, Anchorage has custom built homes that are truly unique such as "Dragon's Claw" and "Swan House" in the Abbott Rd. - Dearmont Rd. areas. Single family homes come in a range of styles at every price point, both in the city center and on the outskirts of the city.
With more than 80,000 flowers filling 270 flower beds around the city, Anchorage explodes in color every summer. Considered a City of Flowers, Anchorage celebrates the Festival of Flowers every June when numerous flower gardens throughout the city begin to flower.
If you enjoy being outside, visit the Eagle River Nature Center and watch beavers build a dam or walk along a nature trail in Alaska Botanical Gardens. The Alaska Zoo, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and the mines (Crow Mine Creek or Indian Valley Mine) where you can pan for gold, are also popular outdoor attractions.
Families enjoys Anchorages Museum's Thomas Planetarium, Imaginarium Discovery Center, and Alaska Native Heritage Center. At the Bear Paw Mining CO. you can watch a performance at the theatre, experience a town in 1898, try a dog sled, or go on a hot air balloon ride. Alaska Wild Berry Theatre and Park has many attractions including a 20-foot high, chocolate waterfall. To burn off some energy, spend the day at H2Oasis, Alaska's only indoor water park.
The Anchorage Community
No matter what time of year it is, there is also ways something to do in Anchorage. But viewing glaciers is one of the top attractions in Anchorage. From Prince William Sound you can explore countless glaciers. There many ways to experience glaciers in Anchorage including boat tours to see glaciers calving, float planes for unforgettable views of glaciers, dog sledding over glaciers, and kayaking on glacier lakes.
Wildlife abounds in Anchorage. Anchorage is also home to moose, hundreds of bird species including bald eagles, Dall sheep, brown and black bears, beluga whales, and beavers.
Anchorage Mountains and Parks
There are hundreds of parks in Anchorage. Chugach State Park on Anchorage's eastern edge is one of the largest parks in the nation and attracts many people throughout the year who like to hike, climb, ski, or snowshoe.
Kincaid Park is the perfect place for spotting moose, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Cook Inlet on the Western shores of Anchorage is a great place to fish and spot wildlife. Beluga whales are frequently spotted in Cook Inlet throughout the year especially in the evening near Point Woronzoff off Knik Arm. Beluga Point between Anchorage and Girdwood is another good spot to see beluga whales.
Other mountains near Anchorage include: Mount McKinley, the Kenai Mountains, Talkeetnas, Tordrillos, and the Aleutians.