Where to live in Alaska – basic communities around Anchorage
Alaska, deciding to move to Alaska is usually not an easy decision to make whether you are from a naturally hotter climate, to leaving behind your family and friends. Making the decision on where to live in Alaska can make it even more difficult. Determining where you will live can be decided based on your general wants and needs; if you base it on the scenery, you will never be able to make a decision. In order to help guide you, we have provided some information about the areas to help make your decision of where you would like to land.
To the north of the Municipality of Anchorage is Matanuska-Susitna Borough called Mat-Su for short, is made up of several cities and towns; Alexander (Creek), Big Lake, Buffalo Soapstone, Butte, Chase, Chickaloon, Dinglishna Hills, Farm Loop, Fishhook, Gateway, Glacier View, Houston, Knik River, Knik-Fairview, Lake Louise, Lakes, Lazy Mountain, Meadow Lakes, Palmer, Petersville, Point MacKenzie, Skwentna, Susitna, Sutton-Alpine, Talkeetna, Tanaina, Trapper Creek, Wasilla, Willow, and Y. Mat-Su contains Matanuska and Susitna rivers in their entirety, hence the name. Mat-Su is the fastest growing community in Alaska and stretches 25,000 square miles. Mat-Su is not only conveniently located to Anchorage and Denali National Park; life is simple here with no limits to the adventure. This is a great place to raise a family and you can get more land and more house for less money. This area has it all, fish-filled rivers and lakes, hiking, abundant Alaskan wildlife, mountains, glacier valleys, wetlands, tundra, farms, frontier communities, suburban homes, and isolated cabins. Mat-Su is an ideal place to live with the moderate climate, big mountains, over 2,000 miles of trails, local theatres, 7 libraries, skating rinks, equestrian trails, swimming pools, golf courses, and an abundance of outdoor options with nearby Lake Clark National Park, Chugach National Forest, and 31 other state parks. This area of Alaska is a new-comers dream, why wouldn’t someone choose Mat-Su Borough to live in?
Kenai Peninsula Borough is south of the Municipality of Anchorage is made up of the cities and towns of Homer, Kachemak, Kenai, Seldovia, Seward, and Soldotna. This Borough is divided into two land masses by The Cook Inlet, to the west the Chigmit Mountains, and running north and south are the Kenai Mountains. The Kenai is known as “Alaska’s Playground” offering an up close and personal extraordinary Alaskan experience, ranked one of America’s best towns for hunters and fishermen. There is no safety glass or guard rail holding you back from your adventure. On the water, glacier and wildlife cruises, sea kayaking, rafting, and canoeing. On land, horseback riding, hiking & biking, golfing, flight seeing, camping, and dog sledding. Kenai offers an excellent education for children, ranking 9 out of 10 from data on the standardized tests, the cost of living is very low, and the great outdoor experience. Kenai Peninsula Borough is often used as a vacation getaway for residents of other cities within the state. Choosing one of the cities within Kenai Peninsula to live in would be just the beginning of an extraordinary experience and exciting adventure.
To the east of the Municipality of Anchorage is the Valdez-Cordova Census Area made up of the cities and towns of Chenega, Chisana, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Copperville, Cordova, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, McCarthy, Mendeltna, Mentasta Lake, Nelchina, Paxson, Silver Springs, Slana, Tatitlek, Tazlina, Tolsona, Tonsina, Valdez, Whittier, and Willow Creek is situated along Prince William Sound. This area is considered a photographers dream with all the beauty and nature there is to see such as birds, whales, sea otters, sea lions, glaciers, waterfalls, etc. The mystic beauty that this area offers is astounding. Valdez-Cordova Census Area attracts most of its visitors for the excellent fishing. If looking for a peaceful, beautiful area to live in; then you can stop looking, it will be found here.
For more information on where to live in Alaska and to search all Anchorage areas, please contact the Reed Moore Group. 907-865-6573