Anchorage is a consolidated city-borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population is 286,174.
Anchorage has been named All-America City four times, in 1956, 1965, 1984/85, and 2002, by the National Civic League. It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.
Anchorage's largest economic sectors include transportation, military, local and federal government, tourism, and resource extraction. Large portions of the local economy depend on Anchorage's geographical location and surrounding natural resources. Anchorage's economy traditionally has seen steady growth, while not quite as rapid as the rest of the country; it also does not experience as much pain during economic downturns. Widespread housing foreclosures seen around the country during 2007 and 2008 were generally nowhere near as severe.
Anchorage has a subarctic climate but with strong maritime influences that moderate temperatures. Average daytime summer temperatures range from approximately 55–78 °F, average daytime winter temperatures are about 5–30 °F.
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Glamour Braids & Weaves - 545 East Northern Lights Boulevard - Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 272-4266
Queenies Beauty Box - 743 E 9th Ave - Anchorage AK (907) 272-5750
Royalty Salon - 2706 Fairbanks St., Suite 1 - Anchorage, AK 99503 - (907) 844-1843
Strictly Braids Weaves & Things - 1020 Eagle Street - Anchorage, AK 99501 - (907) 274-3031
The Basement Salon - 1930 Cannoneer Circle Ste. B, - Anchorage, Alaska - (907) 277-1774 (visit website)
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Tonya's Treasure Chest - Category: Shopping, Gifts - 525 Mumford St. Apt. A
Anchorage, Alaska (907) 274-7173 - (visit website)
South - Category: Brunch, Breakfast, American, Soul Food, Southern - 333 W 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 337-6884
Wings-n-Things - 701 W 36th Ave - Anchorage, AK 99503 - (907) 277-9464 - (reviews)
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Pros and Cons of Living in Alaska (Anchorage and Ketchikan)
Well, considering the fact that I've only lived here for 10 months and most of that time was spent in a small town (Ketchikan) on an island, my perspective is pretty limited. Nevertheless, here is what I think life is like in Alaska.
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