Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula - Alaska, AK Active Retirement Communities and Homes
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This category encompasses the entire range of independent retirement living. The communities listed here are designed to promote a rich life experience based on active recreation and social interaction with other seniors. [More...]
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Anchorage, the state's biggest city, has many Alaska influences but is also sometimes called Los Anchorage for its Lower 48-style architecture and mannerisms.
The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. The name Kenai is probably derived from Kenayskaya, the Russian name for the Cook Inlet, which borders the peninsula to the west. It extends approximately 150 miles (240 km) southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Anchorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by the Cook Inlet and on the east by the Prince William Sound. Most of the peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
The glacier-covered Kenai Mountains (7,000 ft/2,130 m) run along the southeast spine of the peninsula along the coast of the Gulf of Alaska. Much of the range is within Kenai Fjords National Park. The northwest coast along the Cook Inlet is flatter and marshy, dotted with numerous small lakes such as Bear Lake. Several larger lakes extend through the interior of the peninsula, including Skilak Lake and Tustumena Lake. Rivers include the Kenai River, famous for its salmon population, as well as the Russian River, the Kasilof River, and Anchor River. Kachemak Bay, a small inlet off the larger Cook Inlet, extends into the peninsula's southwest end, much of which is part of Kachemak Bay State Park
The Kenai Peninsula is littered with glaciers on its eastern portion. It is home to both the Sargent Icefield and Harding Icefields and numerous glaciers that spawn off them.
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Jan 20, 2017 11:11 am
The Hot Sardines will bring their French-inspired jazz to Anchorage. Lead vocalist Miz Elizabeth sings in both English and French, while the band's very own tap dancer performs alongside the &...
Jan 20, 2017 4:36 am
More people moved out of the city than moved here last year, and some property owners are finding it harder to get units rented. Tyler Robinson, director of development planning and finance at Cook In...
Jan 20, 2017 2:27 am
This 2014 photo shows Darren Byler, the owner of the Wild Alaskan, a converted crabbing boat that had been used as a floating strip club, in Kodiak, Alaska. A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled f...
Jan 19, 2017 5:22 pm
President Barack Obama today turned down a request from the western Alaska village of Newtok for a disaster declaration. Newtok applied for relief based on erosion and thawing permafrost that are expe...
Jan 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Anchorage Opera was selected by OPERA America to participate in a two-year initiative designed to build the field's capacity for strengthening communities through opera and increase their capa...
Jan 19, 2017 8:18 am
Alaska's decades of oil wealth atrophied our capitalistic muscles. Our business culture needs to learn risk-tolerance and aggressiveness to compete in America's innovation economy.
Jan 19, 2017 3:57 am
Brad Snow in a canoe looking very relaxed and free, living along the Yukon River in Alaska. Brad Snow was 26 years old when he left Anchorage to start a life with his girlfriend, Lilly Allen, near the...
Jan 19, 2017 3:57 am
It was -50 degrees today in Fairbanks. Anchorage hit -15 degrees. Much of the state is enduring the coldest temperatures in nearly five years.
Jan 19, 2017 1:41 am
Nick Miller, left, Anchorage Cannabis Business Association president and Marijuana Control Board member, said there is growing frustration with the lengthy and tangled Anchorage process for opening a ...
Jan 19, 2017 1:41 am
The petition to change Anchorage's non-discrimination ordinance, which protects the civil rights of the LGBTQ community, will not move forward. A group of Anchorage residents submitted an appl...
So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th Read more...
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287 W. London Rose Circle
Soldotna AK 99669
Mountain Rose Estates-Soldotna will provide residents with convenience and comfort as well as freedom to travel. People of retirement or pre-retirement age are looking for homes designed with their needs in ...
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