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Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK

Why move to Anchorage?

Anchorage is the perfect place for anyone looking to balance urban life and endless outdoor adventure. In fact, 40 percent of Alaska’s total population can be found in Anchorage, making it the largest city in the state. Located in south-central Alaska, Anchorage is nestled between the slopes of the Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet shoreline and surrounded by six mountain ranges. Soon you’ll be catching on to the phrase, “We don’t care how they do it in the lower 48!”

Moving to Anchorage will open up endless possibilities.

Driving to Anchorage

As you know, if you drive to Alaska, you’ll be crossing the border into Canada. You’ll need your passport. Have your passport ready before you get to border services booth. Be prepared by researching tips for crossing the Canadian border.

Cost of Living in Anchorage

Alaska was named the most tax-friendly city in the U.S. because it does not have a statewide sales tax! While some things cost more in Alaska, you won’t have to pay anything to have fun. Fishing, skiing, ice skating, sledding, hiking, and rafting are just outside your door, no plane ticket or hotel required!

Move to Alaska for free?

It’s the question that really gets people talking. Unfortunately, you cannot move to Alaska for free, but you can apply for the Permanent Fund Dividend, a program designed to pay permanent residents of Alaska each year.

Weather

Summer temperatures in Anchorage can reach into the high 70s with low humidity. During the summer, the sun is above the horizon 18-21 hours, so you can pack a lot of activities into those long days. Winters in Anchorage aren’t as bad as you think. Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than cities like Chicago and Minneapolis because it’s near the ocean. Did you know that Anchorage averages 79 inches of snow each year? Most Alaskans plan their vacations during the winter, when a lack of daylight is consistent until the days start getting longer in February. Always dress in layers in Alaska, as the weather is always changing.

Economy

Alaska’s economy is made up of much more than just oil and fishing. Three other major sectors drive Anchorage’s local economy: military/government, transportation, and tourism. Summer seasonal work is easy to find, but it’s advisable to secure a job before you move to Alaska. Hot jobs in Alaska include careers in oil, gas, mining, transportation, and construction, along with healthcare and education. You’ll have endless opportunities after moving to Anchorage.

Things to Do

You won’t find nine sport fishing lakes, 140 miles of cross country skiing trails, 22 sledding hills, 11 outdoor and six indoor ice skating rinks, 90 miles of hiking trails, or 132 miles of biking trails in a typical metropolitan city. With more than 250 parks, including the third largest park in the nation, you’ll have plenty to do in Anchorage! If arts and culture are more your thing, there is a vibrant arts scene in Anchorage. From art galleries, museums, concerts, and theater, you can experience a wide array of cultural activities here.

Education

50,000 students make up the Anchorage Public School District, with 98 schools within the district. 90% of Anchorage adults have high-school diplomas, and 65% have attended one to three years of college. For higher education, Anchorage has four facilities that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Save Money Moving to Anchorage, AK

Moving to Anchorage has never been easier or more affordable. Most Anchorage moving companies have high prices and long transit times, but when you choose to move with U-Pack®, it’s the exact opposite!

U-Pack knows how to move you or your family to Anchorage. Here’s how a move to Anchorage with U-Pack works:

  • U-Pack delivers a moving trailer or ReloCube®(s) to your home
  • You load your belongings
  • We deliver your belongings to the port in Tacoma, WA
  • We place it on a ship to sail to theservice center in Anchorage (usually takes about 5-7 days from Tacoma)
  • We deliver your belongings direct to your new home in Anchorage

It’s easy and stress-free. Don’t hire an expensive full-service mover, and don’t risk driving on the narrow Al-Can Highway in an uncomfortable rental truck! U-Pack can get you there faster at a reasonable price.

Military Moving to Anchorage

U-Pack specializes in military moving. Whether you’re moving to Ft. RichardsonElmendorf AFBFt. Wainwright, or Eielson AFB, choose U-Pack for your DITY/PPM move and relax! U-Pack is familiar with base moving procedures, and our in-house weight ticket expert makes certain you have the documentation you need to be reimbursed for your move.

For more information about moving to Anchorage, get a free moving quote from U-Pack! Compare your quote, and then call a helpful U-Pack moving coordinator at 1-800-355-1696! We hope you enjoy living in the Last Frontier!

Helpful Links for Moving to Anchorage

Chamber of Commerce
City Website
Visitor Information
Public Schools
Public Library

Station Address:
Address: 1800 East 1St Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States
Mailing Address: 1800 East 1St Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (907) 243-9111
Fax: (907) 243-9112

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Anchorage, AK, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Anchorage, AK. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.