3 Tips for Successfully Relocating to Anchorage

Posted by Dan Wolf on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 8:11am.

Those who have never visited or lived in the great state of Alaska often imagine Anchorage in one of two ways -- either as a snow-and-ice laden land where most of the available properties are igloos or as simply just another American city with no significant differences from its lower forty-eight counterparts. While neither extreme is true, living in Anchorage is not quite like living anywhere else.    

Following are three things that those who are relocating to Anchorage need to know in order to have the best possible experience.

Don't Feed the Bears

State officials recently had to relocate a family of black bears that was living in the Government Hill neighborhood in Anchorage because the animals had become acclimated to receiving a steady diet of human food. The bears had been raiding local garbage cans, and concerns about human safety prompted officials to take action. Using bear-proof trash receptacles, feeding pets indoors, and simply being smart about trash will help keep your new Anchorage neighborhood free of local Yogis and Boo-boos.

Buy Blackout Curtains

The abundant seasonal daylight that Anchorage residents enjoy during the late spring and summer months is truly wonderful, but it's difficult to sleep when the sun is shining into your bedroom window. Anchorage residents discovered years ago that blackout curtains make it easy to fall asleep at night.


Opportunities abound for exploring the area around Anchorage. Attend the Girdwood Forest Fair in the idyllic, quirky community of Girdwood located only 35 miles from Anchorage proper, drive up to Talkeetna for a weekend in a quaint, eclectic town known for its true-Alaskan ambiance, and attend the annual state fair in the MatSu Valley during the latter part of August through the first week of September. Don't forget to take a ride on the Alaska Railroad and sit back and watch the breathtaking scenery unfold.

Please feel free to contact us at 907-248-9653 or visit us online at www.anchoragehomesearch.com for more suggestions concerning how you can enjoy life in Anchorage.

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