My website has a feature called Market Insider than many of my clients find helpful to gain valuable insight into the Anchorage community. Look at household incomes, crime risk, education levels attained, and potential for extreme weather. Use the map to locate points of interest like shopping, restaurants, and healthcare services.
You can even compare where you live to a new neighborhood or multiple areas using current information on community summaries, market stability, schools, listing vs. sold price, buyer vs. seller market, and even smoking bans.
Let me know if I can be of service!
You can visit http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ast/ for more information. I would still consider Anchorage as a great place to live, but a first hand info will surely help you. Please visit the website.