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Anchorage Alaska Real Estate
When you're seeking homes in Alaska, you want a balanced blend of metropolitan amenities, untouched natural beauty, economic opportunity and easy access to outdoor recreation -- and that's exactly what you'll find in Anchorage. The largest city in the largest state in the U.S., Anchorage is home to more than 298,600 people within the city limits and more than 380,800 residents within the Anchorage metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla and Chugiak in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough just to the north and the resort town of Girdwood to the south.
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While Alaska's indigenous Dena'ina have called the region along Knik Arm home for thousands of years, settlers first populated the city in the early 20th century with the construction of the Alaska Railroad. After Anchorage was incorporated in 1920, military bases, the aviation industry and the oil boom of the 1960s drew adventure-seeking people. Anchorage continues to grow today, with a healthy economy based on petroleum extraction, transportation, military and tourism, and an almost 15 percent gain in population since 2000.
More than 40 percent of those who make their homes in Alaska live in Anchorage. The Anchorage MLS and Alaska real estate market reflects these upward trends. Home values in the Anchorage metropolitan area have increased by 7.1 percent over the past year, with an average value of $354,871. Though the average sales price of homes in the Anchorage Alaska real estate market has declined by 4.84 percent to $344,273 over the past year, unemployment numbers in Anchorage remain lower than the state and the nation as a whole, and the Municipality of Anchorage forecasts steady housing market growth – along with an increasing population -- over the next few decades.
It's no surprise that Anchorage continues to draw those seeking homes in Alaska. Nested between the rugged Chugach Mountains and the scenic shores of Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm and Knik Arm, Anchorage residents enjoy convenient access to the Chugach State Park, which offers almost half a million acres of wilderness crisscrossed by hiking trails, salmon-filled rivers, 155 mountain peaks to climb, camping sites and -- of course -- that famous Alaskan wildlife habitat. And speaking of wildlife, those with homes in Alaska expect to catch frequent glimpses of the other local residents such as moose, fox, mountain goats, Dall sheep, bald eagles, whales and even the occasional bear or lynx.
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But Anchorage is packed with metropolitan attractions, as well. From world-class eateries to eclectic art galleries and shopping, the city offers rich cultural experiences at destinations such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Anchorage Opera and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Sports fans can follow the University of Alaska Anchorage Sports, Alaska Baseball League, Alaska Aces Hockey, as well as the annual Iditarod Dog Sled Race. No matter where interests may lie, when you're seeking to buy or sell homes in Alaska, Anchorage offers something for everyone.
Whether you're buying or selling your Alaska home, thinking of relocating or want to explore local Anchorage Alaska real estate trends on the Anchorage MLS, you want an experienced Realtor on your side. Since 1987, with ten years prior experience, Mary Cox has been helping people realize their housing dreams in Alaska and the Anchorage Alaska real estate market. Along with her professional team, Mary brings almost four decades of experience in contracts, financing, negotiating and marketing to the table -- plus, she knows the Alaska real estate market inside and out! The Mary Cox team is on your side, every step of the way.
So please, have a look around, and contact us with any questions you might have about the Anchorage Alaska real estate market, surrounding areas and our services. No question is too mundane - we want to help!
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Listing information last updated on January 25th, 2015 at 12:55pm AKST.