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Alaska, also dubbed as the 'Last Frontier,' is the 49th state of the United States. The country purchased this state from Russia in 1867 for $7 million. Aside from being the biggest state of the US, it is also the largest peninsula found in the Western Hemisphere. This is the home of Mt. McKinley, the highest peak of North America, rising up to 20,320 feet. If you're setting your sights on acquiring an Alaska real estate, you might consider Juneau, the state capital.
Forget-me-not, the pale blue colored flower, is the state flower. Alaska, being the biggest state, has a total land area of 663,267 square miles. There are many Alaska real estates available considering that as of 2004, the estimated population was only around 655,435. Summers here are short and sweet while the winters are long and of course, cold. But it doesn't limit the residents of Alaska from enjoying a wide range of activities all year long.
Formerly called 'Alyeska,' which meant 'The Great Land,' visitors and residents alike agree that Alaska is one of the most unique places in the world to be. The view is altogether magnificent, from the awesome wildlife, the powerful mountain ranges, the valleys carved with glacier and the breathtaking rocky coastline. What makes investing in an Alaska real estate so special is that, aside from having a large area, a lot of things here are proven great. Alaska boasts of having the best fishing experiences to offer and the wildest wilderness among any other place on earth. Here, you'll get to see the biggest glaciers and the tallest peaks.
Another big thing about Alaska is the quality of education it offers. When it comes to experiencing higher education, Alaska's major universities are reputed for world-class academic excellence. It's here where you or your kids can opt for Arctic research and take circumpolar health programs. It's also known for high standard education in terms of fisheries, information technology and even teacher education.
Activities in Alaska
For those who feel that there is nothing to do in the long summer months after investing in Alaska real estate, fear not. Skiing and snowboarding are really popular here that's why there are plenty of hotels and restaurants to choose from. Ski runs and hiking trails are varied to suit your preference. So whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's a place for you to enjoy. Valdez Heli-Camps, a 7-hour ride from Anchorage showcases some of the most challenging slopes in the United States. Extreme skiing championships are even held there annually.
Summers may be short but are truly enjoyable. The biggest activity during the hot season is fishing. And it's not just any ordinary fish. If you enjoy salmon and halibut like most people, then you should try joining a fishing derby. If you're planning to live in Alaska, real estate in Anchorage gives you easiest access to the Ship Creek salmon derby. It takes place right in the middle of downtown Anchorage.
If you're not into fishing, then you can always check out the land based wildlife at the Denali National Park. As for culture, Alaska is certainly no stranger to this, so you can enjoy the music and the arts right here.
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