Ken Graham

Anchorage Named as a Best City for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Anchorage ranked second on SmartAsset's list of the best cities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Anchorage received high marks for the vast amount of park land inside the city as will as it's proximity to the forested lands of the Chugach. The state park and national forest combine to make one of the largest and most accessible wilderness areas in the state. The site also recognized Anchorage's ease of access to many of Alaska's national parks, including Denali. Anchorage also had the highest ratio of parkland to residents of any of the cities on the list, according to the researchers.

The complete list can be found at SmartAsset's website.