Overview of Anchorage
Anchorage is Alaska's most populous city with around 300,000 residents. The city's built on a lush peninsula on the shores of Cook Inlet at the foothills of the Chugack Mountains. Anchorage supports nearly 50 urban parks and is home to 4 institutions of higher learning. The city boasts a vibrant, diverse economy and is a popular destination for alpine skiers, whale watchers, snowmobile enthusiasts and dogsledders.
Different Neighborhoods in Anchorage:
Check out some of the different neighborhoods Anchorage has to offer.
In the foothills of the massive nature preserve of the same name, Campbell Park is a residential neighborhood 15 minutes southeast of Downtown. The neighborhood is home to Tudor Elementary School and is a few blocks from University of Alaska Anchorage.
The business, culture and dining capital of Anchorage is its modern Downtown, which is home to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, the Anchorage Museum, several parks and scores of contemporary eateries.
Fairview is a mixed use, business and residential neighborhood just east of Downtown. Fairview is home to the Chester Creek Sports Complex, the Ben Boeke public ice arena and Sullivan Arena, which hosts concerts, sporting events and conventions.
Midtown stretches from Downtown to Campbell Park. The area hosts several shopping centers, movie theaters, big box stores, the Z. J. Loussac Public Library and the Cuddy Family Midtown Park and pond.
Taku is directly west of Campbell Park and is the home of Taku Lake, Blueberry Lake and Tina Lake as well as The Dome, an indoor recreational sporting facility.