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Anchorage U-Med District

Welcome to the U-Med District of Anchorage!goose lake anchorage alaska

Anchorage's U-Med District is the area of residential and commercial properties located near Anchorage's Alaska Pacific University, University of Alaska Anchorage, Providence Alaska Campus, and the Alaska Native Medical Center Campus.

This area has many other medical related offices nearby. The intersection of Lake Otis and Tudor lies in the Southwest section of this Anchorage neighborhood and sees an average daily traffic count of over 34,000 for Tudor Road and nearly 20,000 for Lake Otis Parkway. The accessibility and central location of this neighborhood makes it a popular neighborhood for retail, medical, and public access uses.

 Apartments, condos, and duplexes are close by for students attending local colleges and for employees of the various medical offices in the U-Med District. Living in this neighborhood is a great advantage because you may be close enough to walk or bike to work and school, instead of a long icy commute during the winter. Local reatil shopping includes the Midtown stores of Fred Meyer and Walmart, Carrs at the Sears Mall, The Natural Pantry at he University Mall, and New Sagaya.

U-Med is not an actual community council area, as it covers several Anchorage neighborhoods. The Anchorage community council neighborhoods of U-Med are: University Area, Tudor Area, and Rogers Park. Residential areas near the Universities and hospitals are: College Village, Rogers Park, Green Acres, Geneva Woods, University Park, Tudor Park, Anchor Park, Woodside East, Collegegate and Castle Heights. For more information about these residential areas, visit the neighborhood pages listed below.

Outdoor parks are numerous in U-Med, which also contains 3 lakes: University Lake, Lake Otis, and Goose Lake. Local U-Med parks and rec include the University Lake Park which includes a leash free dog park, the Anchorage bike trail system, Goose Lake Park with a lifeguard station, Davenport Fields, Sitka Street Park, David Green Memorial Park, Jacobson Park, Carlson Park, Castle Heights Park, Folker park, University Park, and the Tozier race track. More information about these parks can be found at Goose Lake and University Lake are both located on the Anchorage trail system, which connects to the Chester Creek Greenbelt, Tony Knowles Coastal trail, Kincaid Park, Russian Jack Park, and more! Access to Anchorage's trail system gives residents access by bike, skates, and skis, to a variety of outdoor parks all across town.

Entertainment in the U-Med District is based on productions hosted by the local University on its campus facilities. Many great musical and theatrical events are held at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, along with special presentations at the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater. Sporting events for the local college level teams are held at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. There is now a new sporting and entertainment center called the Alaska Airlines Center, which is located on the UAA Campus next to Providence Hospital. You can find it on the corner Elmore Drive and Providence Drive.

U-Med District Virtual Tour

Drive around this great Central Anchorage neighborhood virtually using Google Streetview!

Residential Properties for Sale in the U-Med District of Anchorage

Find single-family, duplex, triplex, fourplex, apartment, condo, townhomes, or other housing types for sale or rent in the U-Med District! You can use our free Alaska MLS search tools to find the right housing at the right price. If you need a buyer's agent, call Dan Benton of Jack White Real Estate at (907) 727-5279. Here are the pre-formatted searches for housing in the U-Med District.

If you would like to set up your own search criteria, visit my free accounts page at:

Rogers Park Homes For Sale

College Village Homes For Sale

Geneva Woods Homes For Sale

Green Acres Homes For Sale

U-Med (University-Medical) Homes For Sale

Castle Heights Homes For Sale

College Gate Homes For Sale

Commercial Properties for Sale in the U-Med District of Anchorage

Commercial properties in the U-Med District of Anchorage are popular and usually located along the busy routes of Tudor Road, Lake Otis Parkway, 36th Avenue, Providence Drive, Boniface Parkway, and Northern Lights, all major roadways throughout the U-Med neighborhood. Commercial properties vary in size and type. Use our free Alaska MLS search tools to find commercial leases or properties for sale. If you register, you will be alerted when new commercial properties in the U-Med District are listed in the Alaska MLS. Register at:

Neighborhoods in the U-Med District

These are pages from our sister site,, which highlight the Anchorage community council neighborhoods within the U-Med District. These homes are located in Central Anchorage with driving routes that make quick access to any other neighborhood for shopping, schools, and entertainment. We have included a link to our sister site,, where you can see the sales statistics for home prices an more on our Market Insider 99508 page. Use this page to compare with homes in other areas of Anchorage before you buy. Buying a home in the U-Med District of Anchorage is a good investment, as the size of Anchorage's medical and University campuses continue to expand, thereby creating great re-sale value for your future. Central Anchorage real estate will always be in high demand, as the size of Anchorage is limited in size by its borders of Chugach Mountains, Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, and Turnagain Arm.

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Dan Benton - Realtor with Real Estate Brokers of Alaska
3801 Centerpoint Dr., Anchorage, AK
Phone: (907) 727-5279

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