When you arrive in Alaska's capital, you know you've come to a different place. For starters, there are no roads to Juneau ... you arrive by boat or airplane. Maybe it is this isolation that gives those who live here a sense of community and a sense of oneness with our natural surroundings.
Built along Gastineau Channel in Alaska's Southeast panhandle, Juneau shines like a diamond sitting at the foot of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts. Facing communities on Douglas Island across the channel, it spreads along the base of the mountains into Mendenhall Valley, home of the famous Mendenhall Glacier, and farther "out the road" past Auke Bay.
Commute Around Juneau
We have about 60 miles of roads around Juneau and a few neighborhoods that are in the area. Contact Honey Bee Anderson, Juneau Realtor, for more information about Downtown Juneau, West Juneau, Douglas, North Douglas, Twin Lakes, Lemon Creek, Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and “Out the Road.”
Juneau is landlocked; only access is by boat or plane. We have an extensive ferry system provided by the State of Alaska that transports people and cars around southeast Alaska.
There are several cities located nearby Juneau that you can get to by boat or plane. These cities are Gustavus, Hoonah, Angoon, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Wrangell and Petersburg.
Downtown Juneau is a quaint shopping area with many shops that cater to the tourists who arrive in Juneau on cruise ships. The tourist industry is very prevalent in Juneau and we are proud to show our visitors the beauty that we are favored with every day.
Recreation and Sports in Juneau
Fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, skiing, golf and sports of all kinds are favorite pastimes in Juneau. As Alaska's Capital City, government plays a big part in Juneau's everyday life with tourism, mining, forestry and fishing as other major commercial endeavors. Juneau also has many sports in the two high schools such as soccer, basketball, hockey, football, and swimming along with several music activities.
There is a 9 hole golf course in Juneau; many hiking trails; lots of boating activities; indoor swimming pools; fishing; hunting. There are several parks; playgrounds; ice skating rink; ski area; softball for men, women and mixed leagues; skate-board park and various city Parks & Recreation activities. The Juneau Symphony and Opera and Perseverance Theatre are popular activities in the arts community.
You can experience a hike in an old-growth rain forest, explore a glacier, watch an eagle soar majestically overhead, spend an afternoon fishing for salmon or halibut from a boat or the shore, ski or hike the rugged mountainside of Eaglecrest, dine on fine cuisine or take in a professional theater production or a symphony. Juneau offers a variety of choices, all within minutes of where you live.
Southeast Alaska is a rain forest with lush green trees. Summers have high temperatures of high 60’s to low 70’s; winters have lows in the 20’s to 30’s.
Juneau Real Estate
Juneau real estate consist of single family homes, condos and new home developments. The Average cost of a home is $275,000 to $375,000. Experience the small town living in Juneau. Take a look at my Juneau featured homes.
Living in Juneau
Juneau has a great variety of schools both public and private from preschools to two high schools and the University of Alaska Southeast.
Attractions include Mendenhall Glacier and visitor’s center; inside passage used by many cruise ship companies; Eaglecrest skiing; zip lines; fishing charters; whale-watching; flight-seeing on float planes or helicopter tours of the glaciers in the ice cap behind Juneau; Glacier Bay; Tracy Arm.
Juneau is a friendly, small-town atmosphere with big city amenities in the arts and music fields.
History of Juneau
Founded by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in 1880, Juneau began as a mining town with the discovery of gold in the streams and mountains. Several mines were very successful in the area. Juneau became the capital of the Territory of Alaska in 1906 and remains as the state capital since statehood in 1959.
Juneau Realtor - Honey Bee Anderson
Contact Juneau Realtor, Honey Bee Anderson, for help with finding Juneau homes for sale. Browse through my Juneau featured listings. Also search all homes in Juneau using my Juneau property search. As a resident since 1974, I know the area well. Contact me for additional information about Juneau and Juneau real estate.
Honey Bee Anderson
Powell Realty, Inc.
9040 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801
Direct Line: 907-790-4233
Toll Free: 866-790-4233