Why Move to Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska is the state’s largest city, located in the south-central portion of the state. Anchorage is securely nestled between beautiful Cook Inlet and the spectacular Chugach Mountains. It’s a city of comfort and thriving Native American culture set in the center of pristine wilderness. Anchorage is like no other city you’ve ever seen, with over 100 languages spoken here, there are an untold number of ways to say, “Welcome to Alaska!” Anchorage is a surprisingly modern city that’s a healthy, exciting place to live where the average resident is 32 years old, outdoor activities are abundant all year round, arts and culture abound, and business is booming. People choose to live in Anchorage, which regularly places in the top 10 on lists of the best places to live in the U.S. With clean air and clean water, an average 18 minute commute, two universities, world class parks, fresh fish, game, and produce readily available, living in Anchorage is extremely desirable.
Moira Sullivan, Live. Work. Play. director for the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation states, “Our downtown has some of the best restaurants in the world serving the freshest seafood and the most amazing steaks. We really over-index for a city of our size on the number and types of restaurants, retail centers and activities around town. We have a ton of festivals year round. Whether it’s the June Summer Solstice Festival, where there’s literally 24 hours of daylight here in Anchorage, or the Rendezvous Festival in February where we celebrate the start of the Iditarod, the world’s longest dog mushing race, there’s always something going on in Anchorage, especially downtown.”
Anchorage, Alaska is a diverse city with a flourishing economy, a host of urban amenities, and a high quality educational system, not to mention the stunning beauty with which the city is surrounded. If you’re looking for adventure, Anchorage has it in droves. Within driving distance of 60 glaciers, close to six national parks, full of abundant wildlife such as moose, eagles and beluga whales, and some of the best hiking, skiing, and show shoeing opportunities in the country, you’ll find Anchorage families enjoying the city’s great outdoors even on the coldest days.
When it comes to Anchorage moving, there are several ways to get yourself and your belongings to Alaska. You can pack your household goods up and drive the Alaska Highway through Canada, keeping in mind that Anchorage is 2,300 driving miles from Seattle. There are services including overnight accommodations all the way along the Alaska Highway if you choose to take this route. Another popular choice for those moving to Anchorage is to drive part way and float part way. From the southern end of the Alaska State Marine Highway System in Bellingham, Washington, you can board one of the Alaska state ferries for the rest of the trip north. You can drive from the north end of the route in Haines (700 miles from Anchorage) or take the cross-Gulf of Alaska ferry to Whittier, just 90 minutes from Anchorage. If you’re taking a ferry, be sure to book as early as possible.
The best way to ensure your household goods get to Anchorage safe and sound is to take advantage of the experience of a qualified Anchorage mover like Golden North Van Lines. We maintain an unsurpassed commitment to quality and have the expertise that makes us the choice for moving people consistently to and from Anchorage. We can save you time, help you stay organized, avoid injury, and offer you a cost effective moving option that gives you peace of mind, knowing your precious items are in experienced, caring hands.
With offices in both Anchorage and Fairbanks and decades of experience successfully moving households and businesses to and from Alaska, Golden North Van Lines is the Anchorage moving company you can trust. If you’re moving to Anchorage, contact us today for a free quote and let us help you prepare for a successful move. When you put your trust in Golden North Van Lines, you can rest assured that we’ll treat your household goods as if they were our very own and help make your transition to Anchorage smooth by eliminating all the worry and taking the trouble out of your move.