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Old 01-15-2009, 01:36 AM
 
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What "kind" of ironing board for $45 at Walmart? Must be something real special.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I think Ive read every post on this site about Anchorage, trying to get a feel for it, and some questions that are relevant to me - noone has asked yet.

First--I am an avid, if not addicted runner and work out maniac... I live in Phoenix now, which of course allows literally unlimited running and too many gyms and health clubs to count. Does Anchor have adequate places like Bally's, Lifetime Fitness, or private gyms? I saw Sarah Palin running outdoors all bundled up, and Ive done that and wouldnt mind it. Its nice too though, to do some treadmill work and weights indoors.

Also- I am a city kid. While I enjoy gettin away to quiet rural areas, I also like city lights, and people and the city lifestyle. I read somewhere that there are no Olive Gardens, or places like I might be familiar with here in Phx. My question is - will I feel comfortable in Anchor? Does it have a city feel, or more a small town feel? Like on Friday night, does the city come alive with people going out to eat, shopping, sports, etc? Or does it button down and sleep early?

Also- Do you have places like Best Buy, TGI Fridays ( Which I really like ), any kind of sports teams, etc? I am surprised actually, how little that has been said about sports other than dog sledding.

Ohhh-- my thing is I.T. I go almost nowhere without internet. How are the internet services there? Is it all cable- do you have DSL, can you get internet in the outlying areas through a verizon data connect or something like it? I have property here in northern AZ that satellite is the only real option for internet - and it isnt a good one. This is why I ask and noone has really talked about it.

I know I will have to come there and see all these, and I am so looking forward to it- but Im anxious to know these things. I dont wanna wait. Lol. It looks like a perfectly beautiful town and like it may fill my needs for city life and outdoor getaway in the wilderness too.
Thanks for any input
Rick
I think its funny how you say you are a city person but you live in PHX and mention the Olive Garden and TGI Fridays as your type of places. That does not sound city to me. TGI Fridays maybe but Olive Garden? Anyway if you consider PHX to be the "Big City" you should have no problem moving to Anchorage. Now it is very cold there and also not much sunlight in the winter months and almost no night time in the summer months. But if you dont mind the cold dark winter months Anchorage should be alright. IMO besides for professional sports Anchorage is just as much of a city than PHX.
(I dont live in ANC but I have been there before)
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, not to pick too much on the OP but he seems to be totally suburban - and PHX is just one great big suburb (kind of like Houston) Every thing he mentioned was a chain. I loved how the athletic club everyone mentioned was an independent (AK Club). Should be interesting...
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Cleveland.... Its more like Fairbanks as I understand it ). .

Mmmm, I rather doubt that.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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What is the big drugstore there too? Wifey is a store manager for Walgreens here and I guess they arent there in Alaska yet.
There are 2 here actually
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Oh, man...
The only thing I hated Alaska for was darkness...and probably driving on ice. You can really go nuts if you do not take short trips to Hawaii. Other than that it is just like any other civilized US city with it's pros and cons. Depends who wants what. I think Walgreen closed in late 90s, if I remember correctly. Oh, for someone who is size 2-4 and works in the office- can't really find any decent clothing. Have to order or shop outside. I left Anchorage though after 15 years, could not live without sun, but miss it dearly.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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There are new Walgreen's in Anchorage and Wasilly. Opened this past summer.
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