Living in Anchorage Alaska

Living in Anchorage Alaska

As people age, they may develop health problems or find that they need help with activities of daily living. Assisted living in Anchorage provide a place for you to live semi-independently and receive help with activities necessary for reasonable daily living.

All assisted living communities in Alaska are supervised by the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, and the Department of Administration.

The City of Anchorage

Cost of Living in Anchorage

The cost of living in Anchorage is relatively high compared to the rest of the US because it is the most isolated major city in the country. All goods and products used to perform services must be flown in, and that is only when weather permits, so the cost is significantly higher.

Medical Services

Anchorage has five general hospitals including:

Weather and Climate

Anchorage has a subarctic climate that has very cold winters and short mild summers. The average summer temperatures range from 59° to 69°F, and in the winter, temperatures are closer to 19°F      to 29°F. Alaska has its fair share of extreme weather, too, occasionally experiencing heavy snowfall, earthquakes and flooding.


Anchorage houses about 66 people per square mile, which is very low for a major city and means lots of room. It also boasts one of the most diverse populations in the US. However, crime, especially property crime is a serious concern as Anchorage has one of the highest crime rates in America.

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

One of the best parts of living in Anchorage is that you do have the conveniences of a modern city, but you still feel like you are living in nature because the city is situated right in the amazing Alaskan wilderness. This is a place with such natural beauty that you can see the northern lights from your own yard! Rafting, kayaking, and boat tours take you fishing and can even provide the opportunity to see unimaginable wildlife and terrific glaciers.

Anchorage is a mecca of First Nation and Native American artwork. Anchorage is home to the Alaska Zoo, which displays the unique and stunning wildlife of the state as well as many other zoos and museums. The Alaskan Aviation Museum honors the connection between aviation and the development of Anchorage and Alaska as a whole. There are also more places than can be mentioned for scenic views and natural habitats.


Anchorage has a public bus system called The People Mover, which generally runs about every hour through the major streets, with many routes connecting to downtown.


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