Set between Turnagain Arm and the edge of Chugach State Park, South Anchorage residents enjoy quiet, tree-lined streets with mountain and water views, excellent schools, and plenty of options for shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation.
Just minutes away along the Dimond/O’Malley/Abbot Road corridors you’ll find all the major big box stores – including Costco and Target – the Dimond Mall, and locally-owned art galleries, specialty foods stores, and designer boutiques. Every Saturday from May to October, head to the Subway Sports Complex for Alaskan-grown produce, flowers and herbs, food vendors, live music, and more at the South Anchorage Farmer’s Market.v
South Anchorage Eateries
When mealtime beckons, choose from a mix of national chains, like Red Robin, Raising Cane’s, and Texas Roadhouse, or locally-owned favorites. Little Dipper Diner dishes up classic comfort-food for breakfast and lunch, while Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Benji’s Bakery and Café, offer a variety of baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. For dinner, Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria is a favorite, while South Restaurant + Coffeehouse and Southside Bistro offer more upscale fare in a family-friendly atmosphere.
For outdoor fun, residents can access the paved Campbell Creek Trail near the Dimond Fred Meyer; use it to connect to the city’s larger trail system. The Hillside trail system in Chugach State Park is just 15 minutes east, or bike the wide, paved path that runs along Klatt Road from 100th and Southport through the C Street roundabout.
For families, South Anchorage is an ideal location. Its schools consistently rank as some of the best in Anchorage, and there are plenty of recreational activities for kids. H2Oasis, located in the Castle at O'Malley, is Alaska’s only indoor waterpark, while the South Anchorage Sports Complex offers mountain views, a dog park, and new play equipment that includes a two-story red rope mountain for little daredevils to conquer.
Like the rest of Anchorage, the great outdoors are easily accessible from downtown. There are several access points to the paved and highly walkable Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Enjoy views of downtown Anchorage, Denali, Mount Susitna, and Fire Island while watching for Belugas in Cook Inlet. Or make it a day and rent a bike from one of the rental shops for a trip to Kincaid Park.
South Anchorage Neighborhoods
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Just off the Old Seward Highway south of the Huffman roundabout lies the Oceanview subdivision. The Alaska railroad cuts through this otherwise quiet, residential area, which enjoys coastline access to Cook Inlet and is home to Johns Park, which has two zip lines and, in the winter, one spectacular sledding hill.LEARN MORE
Located in the middle of South Anchorage, the Klatt subdivision is close to both Klatt and Ocean View Elementary Schools and the South Anchorage Sports Complex. Set back from the main road, residents enjoy quiet living with mountain views.LEARN MORE
Comprised of a mix of single-family, townhomes, and duplexes, the Dimond subdivision is just off Dimond Boulevard between Victor and Jewel Lake Roads. A short walk or drive to Chinook Elementary, Mears Middle School, and Dimond High School, and its easy access to the Dimond shopping corridor, make the Dimond neighborhood an excellent location for families.LEARN MORE
A tiny enclave in the Oceanview neighborhood, the Botanical Gardens offers homeowners secluded, luxury living close to town. Quiet, tree-lined streets boast large homes, well-manicured lawns, and water and mountain views.LEARN MORE