Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage

An urban neighborhood with bustling streets and a diverse culture
 
Anchorage is the vibrant heart of Alaska, known for its bustling streets, diverse culture, and stunning natural landscapes. As the largest city in the state, it serves as a hub for business, transportation, and entertainment. Despite its urban energy, Anchorage is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with easy access to mountains, the ocean, and expansive parks. This unique blend of city life and natural beauty makes it an attractive destination for residents and visitors alike.
 
Anchorage offers a wide range of amenities, including top-notch shopping and dining, lively entertainment venues, and various cultural attractions. Its diverse population brings a rich tapestry of traditions and experiences, reflected in the city's incredible food and community events. With its dynamic atmosphere and numerous opportunities for exploration, Anchorage provides a luxurious yet straightforward lifestyle.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant shopping and dining scene
  • Walkable neighborhoods
  • Proximity to mountains and the ocean
  • Central transportation hub with excellent airport connections

Local Lifestyle

Living in Anchorage means embracing a bustling urban lifestyle with a touch of natural adventure. The city's walkable neighborhoods are filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Cultural diversity is a defining feature, creating a welcoming environment where people from different backgrounds come together. Anchorage's location near the mountains and the ocean provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, from hiking and skiing to fishing and boating.

Anchorage is also a hub for business and transportation, with a busy port and a well-connected airport. This makes it easy for residents to travel and for visitors to explore the city's attractions. The balance between urban amenities and natural surroundings creates a unique and fulfilling lifestyle in Anchorage.
 

Dining and Shopping

Anchorage's dining and shopping scene is as diverse as its population. Whisky+Ramen is a popular restaurant offering traditional and contemporary dishes, while Club Paris is known for its classic steakhouse fare. Hearth Pizza serves gourmet pizzas with unique toppings, attracting food lovers from all over the city. Rustic Goat is another favorite, with its eclectic menu and casual atmosphere.

For shopping, K Street Market offers a range of products, from groceries to unique gifts. Anchorage's downtown area is filled with boutique shops and larger retail stores, providing various shopping experiences. Whether looking for local crafts or high-end fashion, Anchorage has something for everyone. The combination of local businesses and larger chains ensures that residents have plenty of options to explore.
 

Things to Do

Anchorage offers an abundance of activities for those seeking adventure and relaxation. The Coastal Trail is a scenic pathway along the shoreline, perfect for walking, biking, or skiing in the winter. The trail provides stunning views of the ocean and mountains, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Chugach State Park, located just outside the city, offers hiking, camping, and wildlife watching, providing a natural escape from the urban landscape.

Kincaid Park and Bicentennial Park are also notable attractions in Anchorage. Kincaid Park features extensive trails, a golf course, and a beach, while Bicentennial Park offers hiking and wildlife viewing. Fur Rendezvous, an annual winter festival, is another highlight, bringing the community together with events, parades, and competitions. With so much to do, Anchorage is a city that offers something for everyone.
 

Schools

Anchorage is home to the University of Alaska Anchorage, a prominent educational institution that provides a wide range of academic programs. The university is an integral part of the community, contributing to the city's vibrant atmosphere. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, research opportunities, and community engagement programs, making it a valuable resource for students and residents alike.

Overview for Anchorage, AK

292,545 people live in Anchorage, where the median age is 34.3 and the average individual income is $43,125. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

292,545

Total Population

34.3 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,125

Average individual Income

Around Anchorage, AK

There's plenty to do around Anchorage, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Eagle Peak, and Mount Yukla.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.94 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Anchorage, AK

Anchorage has 106,695 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Anchorage do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 292,545 people call Anchorage home. The population density is 171.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

292,545

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.3

Median Age

51.15 / 48.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
106,695

Total Households

2.68

Average Household Size

$43,125

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Anchorage, AK

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The following schools are within or nearby Anchorage. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Chester Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Creekside Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Muldoon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
North Star Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Nunaka Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Wonder Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Trailside Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PAIDEIA Cooperative School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Anchorage STrEaM Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Distance Learning/Corresp. Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Anchor Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Anchorage Junior Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Faith Evangelical Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth Ann Seton School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Birchwood ABC Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Denali Montessori Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Gladys Wood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Northern Lights ABC K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Ptarmigan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Russian Jack Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Ursa Minor Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Willow Crest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Lake Hood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Ursa Major Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
McLaughlin Secondary School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Government Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ravenwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Nicholas J. Begich Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Anchorage Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Starbright Early Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Anchorage Christian Schools
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
3/5
Airport Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Campbell STEM Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Central Middle School of Science
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Chugach Optional Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mountain View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Benson Secondary/S.E.A.R.C.H.
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Steller Secondary School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
William Tyson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Family Partnership Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
The New Path High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Martin Luther King Junior Technical High School
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Eagle Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Spring Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Lumen Christi High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Pacific Northern Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Abbott Loop Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
College Gate Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Inlet View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Ocean View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Rabbit Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Scenic Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Aquarian Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Mirror Lake Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
South Anchorage High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Mears Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Goldenview Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Birchwood Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Anchorage Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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