Relocating to Anchorage as a Retiring Baby Boomer

Posted by Dan Wolf on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 11:39am.

Alaska appeals to many baby boomers that are considered part of a trailblazing generation. Many retirees and pre-retirees in their 50s and 60s aren’t interested in living in traditional 55-and-older communities, according to an article by The Street. In fact, a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey cited by The Street reveals 57 percent of people between the ages of 49 and 67 plan to move when they retire. Instead of downsizing, many boomers want to upsize to the nicest home they’ve owned in their lives. While no one needs a “trophy home” to impress others, many boomers worked hard to afford a luxury lifestyle in retirement. When relocating to Anchorage for retirement, enlist the help of a seasoned Realtor who knows the intricacies of the Anchorage housing market. A home in Anchorage may already be part of your “retirement lifestyle plan,” that many boomers have already written down. 

Buying a second home

One in four baby boomers surveyed plan to buy a vacation home. Many Anchorage townhomes and condos are perfect for “snowbirds,” or part-time residents of Alaska. Boomers can enjoy the Anchorage skylight on their patio by buying a modern penthouse condo. Others might prefer an Anchorage retreat with a cozy fireplace and more traditional décor.

Looking for high-tech amenities

Twenty-eight percent of baby boomers don’t plan to retire, but they still plan to buy their retirement homes. As a baby boomer, you can find Anchorage homes with home offices and high-tech features throughout. Forty-two percent of boomers want a low-maintenance lifestyle, which is easy to achieve when buying into the right communities in Anchorage.

Whether you envision your retirement as a time to live near a thriving city or a time to relax in nature on a private residence bordering a creek, you can find a wide variety of housing choices in Anchorage. Some retirees imagine living in a ranch log home with hardwood floors and a round river rock chimney. Others picture a simple condo with a fireplace and basic cable included in their dues. Whatever your vision of retirement, you can get in touch with the experts at Wolf Real Estate to make your dream happen. For more advice on relocating to Anchorage to downsize or upsize in retirement, please contact us at 248-9653 or visit us online at

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