20 apartments for rent near Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK
Apartments in Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK
Commonly referred to as the All-American City, Anchorage, Alaska is the largest city in the United States. Within the city of Anchorage lies the Sand Lake neighborhood, east of Kincaid Park on the southernmost point of Knik Arm, the waterway flowing on Anchorage’s western boundary. This neighborhood is south of Knik Arm and north of Turnagain Arm, both fjords that surround the Anchorage region.
Alaska is a land of phenomenal beauty and extremes. Subarctic temperatures in winter create an intriguing environment in which residents challenge their endurance in dog sled races, often preparing to participate in the annual Great Race of Mercy, commonly referred to as the Iditarod.
Though winters are considered extremely harsh, summers are relatively mild, with average temperatures ranging between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Daylight hours are much shorter in winter and several hours longer in summer because of Alaska’s proximity to the North Pole.
Kincaid Park, sprawlling across 1,400 acres of forest lands, offers miles of trails for residents of the Sand Lake neighborhood to explore. Situated near populated towns, this wilderness area is an easy way to explore the beautiful natural scenery Alaska has to offer. Little Campbell’s Lake is located in Kincaid Park’s northeastern corner, close to the Sand Lake neighborhood. Several other lakes and parks are also in the vicinity, each offering residents of the Sand Lake community excellent opportunities to enjoy the environment and to observe wild animals like moose, bears, wolves and mountain goats.
The fjords provide a marvelous marine environment. Residents of the Sand Lake neighborhood engage in various activities like whale watching, fishing and recreational boating. The ocean also intrigues visitors with many unique species of wildlife, among them seals, polar bears and walruses.