Alaska Retirement Information

Moving to Alaska can be a big adventure. Alaska is cooler and has more snow than most other places, and winter nights get pretty long.

Anchorage combines the conveniences of the modern age with the freedom and adventure of living on the edge of a vast, unspoiled wilderness

Anchorage is a decent-sized city with all the amenities of other mid-sized cities, and for most people it is only 5 minutes from the “The Last Frontier.” It is, wild, remote, and certainly not for everyone.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was recorded in Alaska, 80 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The highest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, is here. There are thousands of acres of virtually uninhabited land and, in the winter, very few hours of daylight.

If you are a rugged frontiersman, Alaska offers an unparalleled retirement with some of the greatest scenery and most spectactular outdoor recreation of any place on earth.

Living In Alaska

The Alaska climate tends to be cold in winter, particularly in the interior. Spring comes late but the short summers are spectacular. Days are short in winter and the sun never really goes down in the northern parts of the state.

Tornadoes None
Thunderstorms Few
Hurricanes None
Earthquakes Sometimes
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges Yes
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes, lots of it
Freezing Rain Seldom
Cold Winds Yes, sometimes extreme
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