Downtown Anchorage Living: Top 5 Benefits to City Life
December 11, 2017 | Barb Huntley
You’re Close to Events
Most events in Anchorage will be at museums, bars, restaurants, and concert venues that are all close by or in downtown Anchorage. You will have at most a short drive to any events going on, and cheaper taxi costs. And because Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, most events in the state happen here. You will be the closest to all the action if you live downtown Anchorage.

Getting Around is Simple
Anchorage is laid out in a numerical and alphabetical grid. The odds are of you getting lost are slim once you’ve lived here a few weeks.

Your Commute is Shortened
The average commute time for people living in Anchorage is 18 to 22 minutes. That’s 5 plus minutes less than the national average. If you live in cities outside Anchorage your commute time can easily rack up to 45 to 60 minutes, that’s 1.5 hours to 2 hours of your day spent in a car if you don’t live downtown!

America’s Most Diverse Melting Pot
Did you know that nearly 100 languages are spoken in the Anchorage school district? Anchorage is a melting pot in the truest sense of the word. Living in Anchorage will mean you will be surrounded by diversity. From different native tribes to people coming up from the lower 48 to work seasonal jobs, you will be surrounded by different cultures.

City Life but Close to the Wilderness
When you live in downtown Anchorage, you will be surrounded by life. People, bars, restaurants and shops will all be around the corner. But, when you get sick of the hustle and bustle, the mountains and trails are only a short drive away. You won’t ever feel stuck in the city because the wilderness is still close enough to escape to. 
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