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Old 09-12-2009, 04:08 AM
 
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Question Moving to anchorage questions

Hello
I am a 23 year old female who has stayed mostly in new york, d.c, boston, houston. I will like to know how is anchorage like for instance
a. Are there any nice jazz clubs? I mean I go there I here live jazz music
b. Are there any clubs that play hip-hop but yet I can go in dressed very city-sleek
c.Are there any whole foods or central market like stores?

What will be a nice area to stay at for a single girl to stay in?

Is furniture expensive there or do you think I should bring my stuff?
Truck or car, because I don't know If my camry can make it?

Thank you so much
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Are there any clubs that play hip-hop but yet I can go in dressed very city-sleek?

I can't help you with clubs; however, "city-sleek" is not in Alaskan vocabulary, I'm afraid.

.Are there any whole foods or central market like stores?

We have the Natural Pantry, New Sagaya at 2 locations, plus are regular grocery stores, Carrs & Fred Meyers, have health food & organic sections. There are whole food bulk bins. Even Costco is getting more & more organic foods with no transfats, etc. I eat that way & find everything I need; however, I have to go to a few stores to find everything I need.

What will be a nice area to stay at for a single girl to stay in?

There are lots of nice, safe areas in town. I am a local teacher and know lots of young single female teachers and have never heard of a problem.

Is furniture expensive there or do you think I should bring my stuff?

We have Craig's List and in the spring/summer we have some of the best yard sales I've ever seen since it's a military town and lots of people move on. Furniture in furniture stores is expensive. However, it's very expensive to move furniture up here.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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blujupiter84 - if you are serious about moving to Anchorage, you might want to get some moving van quotes to help you decide whether or not to move stuff up there. I had to get 3 quotes for my future employer. It isn't cheap. So, I am planning on getting rid of some of my stuff before I leave Colorado since it probably won't last another move. To weigh the differences, I figured I could find some replacement furniture there. I also see on craigslist.com and other housing web sites that some have washers and dryers, so that is one thing I will be getting rid of before I leave. If you are emotionally attached to some things, you may have to spend the money for moving them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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City slick is a brand new pair of Xtra-Tuffs and some freshly washed Carhartts.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Oh wow thanks for all the info. I am moving from houston.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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There are some organic options, but nothing like Trader Joes or Whole Foods.

There are restaurants where you can dress in city-sleek attire, but as far as clubs, it's nothing like any of the cities you mentioned. Chilkoots is a lot of fun though!

Parts of South Anchorage are nice and safe such as Rabbit Creek.

You will be disappointed in the nightlife and restaurant selection here. You still have a choice, but it's very limited compared to Boston or San Francisco etc.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:02 AM
 
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Jonotastic ooucch on the night life part.. lol but i needed to hear that. MEN.... I am going to miss whole foods
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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People have to have somewhere to wear the clothes they buy at Nordstroms, I am pretty sure Anchorage is better than you'd think. Compared to a big city, there may not be as many choices but we still have many good options. Have you checked out any websites for Anchorage?
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