City on the Edge in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
For us, living in Anchorage is about exploring the mountains, rivers and coastlines that surround it. What the city has to offer is pretty limited. But what you can get into just a few minutes out of town is world class. This selection of pictures sums up what we love about living here.
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Traveling the world, meeting interesting people and drinking their beer.
Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with a population of 350K people. It’s not the capital city, that’s Juneau, but it is the center of business/commerce. The city is hemmed in between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. There are three creeks that run through town and wild salmon return to spawn in them every year. Bears utilize the city’s extensive trail network to fish these creeks and hardly anyone ever sees one. We have six craft breweries, each of which makes a solid IPA.
Skiing a 40″ (100 cm) day at Alyeska Resort followed by pizza and beer at The Moose’s Tooth. Cap the day off with a cocktail downtown at SubZero. All on a Wednesday.
Winter: We get a shit ton of snow.
Way too much violent crime for the population.
The city spends all winter clearing the streets of snow and then trucks it all back downtown to cover the streets for the start of the Iditarod sled dog race in March.