With Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska to its south, the Tudor Area neighborhood of Anchorage appears to be similar to many other college towns located throughout the 48 lower United States. Anchorage, however, is no ordinary city, as the Tudor Area community can readily confirm.
Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city. Most of the people who live in Alaska reside within the city limits of Anchorage. Tudor Area is located a few miles inland, east of Knik Arm and west of the vast mountain range of Chugach State Park. Tudor Area is an urban community, nestled amidst acres of rugged countryside where wild animals like black and grizzly bears, moose, wolves, and mountain goats roam free, often indiscriminate of the City of Anchorage in their territory.
Located in the upper northern hemisphere, Alaska has intriguing hours of night and day. Summers seem to never go dark with an average of nearly 20 hours of daylight, while winter has less than six hours of daylight on average. Summer temperatures are mild and pleasant, but winter is definitely brutal with subarctic temperatures and blizzard conditions occurring throughout the season.
Popular activities for Tudor Area residents include fishing, hiking, and camping. The extended wilderness surrounding the community is a virtual frontier waiting to be explored. Seasonally, most Alaskan residents become involved in the annual Iditarod Race in March. It is one of the world’s most famous sled dog races, and one which competitors train for throughout the entire year. The Iditarod is considered the biggest state event in Alaska. Almost everyone gets involved and participates in this race in some way or other.
The Tudor Area is located within walking distance from Russian Jack Park and Goose Lake Park. It is a beautiful neighborhood, comfortably situated in the glorious Alaskan wilderness.