Anchorage is Alaska's most vibrant cultural and commercial center. At the
air crossroads between the Lower-48 states and the bustling economies of
the Asian Pacific Rim, Anchorage is a strategic social and commercial
epicenter. Anchorage's unique geo-political characteristics has helped it
to grow into a modern city that boasts sophistication,
while maintaining a charming small-city atmosphere. With a population of 290,000,
Anchorage is home
to nearly half the state’s population.
A Great Place to Live
Despite its relative small size, Anchorage features over 100 miles of
bike and lighted ski trails within the city limits. Outdoor activities are
minutes away. World-class outdoor recreational opportunities include
cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, biking, fresh and salt-water fishing,
kayaking, boating, wind surfing, climbing, hunting, and dog-mushing.
Anchorage also leads the state in entertainment opportunities including
dining, theater, nightclubs,
opera, symphony, and art. Anchorage's central location places it within
relative close proximity to most of the state's major tourism attractions.
Numerous national parks and wildlife preserves are all within close
driving and flying distance, making Anchorage an ideal take-off point for
wilderness excursions. For more
information, please visit the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce website at www.anchorage.net.
A Great Place to Grow
Anchorage affords a unique and dynamic residency opportunity for those
interested in rural family-medicine practice. Anchorage is home to several
modern health-care facilities.
The Alaska Family Medicine Residency clinic is
conveniently located just one mile from the University of Alaska Anchorage
campus and from Providence Hospital.