by Dan Wolf
on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 1:25pm.
Sometimes a popular misconception can stand between your family and the perfect life. Did you know that Anchorage, Alaska experiences four seasons each year with summer temperatures that push in to the 60’s? Did you also know that Anchorage is a city of over 250,000 people who engage in a wide variety of industries from general construction to technical research? The more you learn about Anchorage, the more you realize that this is the place for you.
Anchorage embraces is natural beauty and offers many different ways for people to enjoy the natural landscape. There are several major greenhouses in Anchorage that allow people to enjoy the foliage all year round. There is also a network of some of the most extensive nature trails found anywhere in the world. These are the kinds of trails that people enjoy all year round and they also offer several great options for camping and weekend getaways.
More than half of the population in Anchorage is made up of young families, which means that the area requires a strong school system to provide for its population. Anchorage is impressive with its wide array of state of the art public services including hospitals and some accredited higher education institutions. Anchorage also has a huge public library that is home to over 600,000 books and operates on an annual budget of just under $12 million.
One of the things that Anchorage is known for is its vast system of museums and nature preserves that help to educate and entertain the people in the area. Facilities such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art have thousands of displays and put on regularly scheduled presentations that can help to educate the citizens on the history of the area and the people that live there.
There is a wide variety of industry in Anchorage that includes medical research, construction and computer engineering. It started with the need to utilize the area’s natural resources such as oil and gold, and has expanded into an exciting city with a lot to offer. Anchorage has seen its population grow steadily over the past several years and there is no indication that the migration of people to this area is going to stop. The property values in Anchorage are well above the state median and the standard of living that the people in the city enjoy is just one of the things that draws more and more people to Alaska.