Relocating to Alaska
Are you relocating to Alaska? You likely have a million thoughts going through your mind. What is this new city like? Which are the best neighborhoods? How will I find the very best schools for my kids?
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A free service I provide is to help with your Alaska relocation by connecting you with a great Realtor®. I've been building a network of high quality professional across the country, even in Alaska.
Just contact me with the name of the city in Alaska that is your relocation destination and any preferences you have in a relocation specialist and I'll do my very best to help your move be smooth and worry-free.
It is the largest in area of the U.S. states, covering 589,194 sq mi (1,526,005 sq km). Bordered by Canada to the east and southeast and facing Siberia across the Bering Strait and Bering Sea to the west, it has the highest point on the continent, Mount McKinley. Its capital is Juneau. The original inhabitants are thought to have migrated over the Bering Land Bridge as well as from the Arctic as early as 10,000 bce. The first European settlement was established in 1784 by Russian fur traders on Kodiak Island. Hudson's Bay Co. traders were also interested in the same area, and Russian-Canadian trade rivalry lasted well into the 19th century. In 1867 William Seward negotiated Alaska's sale from the Russians to the U.S., and the subsequent discovery of gold stimulated American settlement. Alaska was a U.S. territory from 1912 until it was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. Its economy has become increasingly centred on services (research and tourism), but since the opening of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1977, Alaska has accounted for about one-fifth of all the oil produced in the United States. Since the mid-20th century, the question of development versus preservation has been heightened by the often competing agendas of commercial interests and environmentalists. Moreover, global warming has greatly affected Alaska's climate, causing permafrost to thaw and sea ice to melt.
|Population, 2012 estimate||731,449|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||3.0%|
|Housing units, 2011||311,201|
|Median household income, 2007-11||$69,014|
|Land area, 2010 (square miles)||570,640.95|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1.2|
There's more information than I could possibly list here but I want to provide links to further your investigation if you so choose. So, here's a link the Official State Home Page of Alaska. The Alaska Division of Tourism has some great photographs.
Weather information is also available by cities. Just visit Alaska Weather - Average Temperatures and Rainfall and then click on the name of the city you are interested in to find data for that specific city. And what state profile would be complete without a link to their Top Attractions and Oddities?!?
If you're just looking to rent, try Alaska Vacation Home Rentals by Owner which specializes in connecting property rental owners with travelers.
Relocation Specialist : Alaska
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