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Old 06-27-2006, 11:53 AM
 
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What is housing like in ANC? Does it stay on the market for long periods of time? And how does somone deal with winters? Is there a lot of activities available?
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:33 PM
 
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Hi,

Housing seems to be running pretty scarse, but like anywhere; Anchorage housing is competitive and varied. Neighborhoods to avoid buying: Parts of Mountain view, Muldoon near the Glen highway, only because they are rougher neighborhoods. You will run into more expensive housing going towards Hillside, Oceanview, further south downtown is pricey. Great neighborhoods are off of Baxter, and by the University of Alaska, Anchorage there are nice, well taken care of homes. Directly across from East high School is a "rough" neighborhood, I would avoid buying in that subdivision. Anchorage is a beautiful city, I lived in it my entire life and recently moved. There is plenty to do all year with excellent outdoor activities you just need to be motivated. The winters can be long however the past few years with last year being an exception, have been extremely mild. Summers are bright and full of wild life, winters are long but when the sun shines its beautiful! Cross country skiing is popular, skiing, snowmachining, is popular in the winter. In the summer people go camping. Most "Alaskan's" go to Big Lake, Nancy Lake, North towards Fairbanks to avoid the "tourist" rush. Alot of Native Alaskans have cabins, Motorhomes and know where to "go" to find a great place to camp. Alot of people fly out to remote lodges. Hope you enjoy your stay!
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:00 PM
 
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I appreciate the specifics since I am soon--in 4 weeks at the longest--moving to Anchorage. But what does "rough" mean for the neighborhoods that you mention? I've lived in Washington DC and Seattle, so it all depends, I guess..
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