In our last blog post, we shared Why Buying A Home in Alaska Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution, from low mortgages rates to rising rents to low down payment options. But aside from starting the new year fresh in a new home, there are dozens of reasons to consider living in Alaska!
Did you know Anchorage was named One of America’s Richest Cities? According to the latest American Community Survey (ACS) from the U.S. Census Bureau, the typical household in Anchorage ($75,682) earns over $22,000 more than the typical American household of $53,657.
If you love hunting and fishing, there are numerous opportunities for you in Alaska! Anchorage is located near many bodies of water and is a haven of world-class trout and salmon fishing among others like trout and halibut. Hunting enthusiasts can also take full advantage of the moose and bear populations, as well as wolverine and caribou.
Skiiers and snowboarders will also love Anchorage with ski destinations like Alyeska Resort and Hatchers Pass nearby!
There’s a reason Alaska is called the Last Frontier. Our state is two times the size of Texas, the largest in the union and is still largely unexplored. Here you can find snow-capped mountains, streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, sprawling forests and even glaciers! In fact, Anchorage has more than 50 glaciers in its city limits alone. You’ll want to explore Portage Glacier, Anchorage’s top attraction, at least once in your lifetime!
The Northern Lights
We’ve just embarked on one of the best times to view the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, but this tremendous sight is just one of the perks of living in the Anchorage area! This natural phenomenon is truly one of the great wonders of the world and Alaskan residents have the luxury of viewing them throughout the year.
Many associate Alaska with snowy conditions, but how about summer? Alaskan summers are filled with sunlight (the sun shines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and midnight barbecues and fireworks (as the sun gently dips) on the Fourth of July are a tradition in our state!