Moving from Anchorage, AK, to Denver, CO

Ready for mile-high living?

When moving from Anchorage, Alaska, to the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, you can expect some lifestyle changes as you adjust to living at a higher elevation. That’s right; while both cities have stunning mountain views, Denver is significantly higher in altitude than Anchorage. Keep reading to learn what else to look forward to in your new city.

City overview

Denver is a booming city with a thriving hospitality industry. You’ll also find health care, finance, research and telecommunications jobs. The city is home to nine colleges and universities, and there are nearly 400 public and private elementary, middle and high schools to handle your whole family’s educational needs. While the cost of living is high, the average salaries in Denver are above national averages, with unemployment rates just below national averages.

You won’t miss out on snowy weather

If you’re a fan of snow-covered mountains, winter sports and glistening white winter landscapes, you’ll feel right at home in Denver. While the annual snowfall is slightly lower at just under 60 inches per year (Anchorage averages nearly 80 inches), it’s plenty to get your fix and keep those snowsuits in use.

It’s easy to travel from Denver

Denver is a larger city than Anchorage, with a population of over 715,000 and nearly 3 million in the greater metro area, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. While there are plenty of things to keep you busy there, like sports, museums, restaurants and outdoor activities for all seasons, it’s also easy to travel from the city to other places.

The Denver International Airport (DEN) serves approximately 69 million passengers annually and is one of the busiest airports in the world. From Denver, you can take many direct flights to other cities in the U.S. or start the first leg of a flight out of the country. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Boulder and just over three hours from Aspen. You can also reach the cities of Moab, UT; The Black Hills, SD; Santa Fe, NM; Valentine, NV; and Thermopolis, WV — all within a day.

U-Pack will help you start your new life in Denver

With our service centers near Anchorage and Denver, U-Pack® can handle your long-distance move to the Lower 48. We’re a DIY moving service with over 25 years of experience. All you need to do is pack, load and unload, and then we’ll handle shipping your things.

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