Bordered by ocean on one side and rugged mountains on the other, Juneau, Alaska is truly a spectacular place to live. Alaska’s capital city is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. The community, home to about 32,000 people, has a lot to offer.
Life by the Water
Juneau is located along the Inside Passage on the Gastineau Channel. The ocean plays a huge role in the community. Throughout the summer, cruise ships make their way into town to visit the shops and nearby attractions like Mendenhall Glacier and fjords. Fishing opportunities are abundant and there’s always fresh seafood. Whale watching is also a way of life in Juneau.
Hikes are Everywhere
From strolling along the beach to climbing mountains, Juneau residents always get outside. The area has numerous beautiful hiking opportunities. Did you know that Juneau is located in a temperate rainforest? The Tongass National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest. Just be sure to bring your raincoat and bear spray. Black bears are spotted frequently around town. If you’re a fan of wildflowers, Juneau is home to beautiful displays throughout the summer and fall.
You’ll Love the Winters
Winter in Alaska can get a bad rap, but Juneau isn’t Fairbanks. Juneau is located hundreds of miles south. When winter hits in Southeast the days are longer and the winters are milder than in many other parts of the state. In fact, the temps rarely dip below 0°F. Winter is wonderful when it does hit. Eaglecrest Ski Area is a community-owned and -operated resort with amazing runs and incredible backcountry access.
Juneau is the largest community in Southeast making it the perfect launching place to explore other amazing communities in the area. Hop on a puddle jumper and take a quick flight to nearby communities to check out the sites. It’s also an easy flight to Seattle, Washington if you’re in the mood for the big city. Speaking of big city amenities, Juneau is home to a Costco and Amazon also delivers (just don’t expect two-day shipping).
Juneau Alaska is a small community with the promise of big adventure.