Online realtor says Sitka tops state in liveability
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Sitka has won a spot on top of yet another list. The online realtor Movoto says that Sitka is the most liveable community in Alaska. Just ahead of Anchorage and Juneau.
Movoto uses government data to create a preliminary ranking, but the final product has a more subjective feel.
Movoto’s blog, called “The 10 Best Places to Live in Alaska,” gives Sitka credit for once being known as “New Archangel,” and having an average summer temperature of 55 degrees.
Curious to learn more, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey called up Movoto, and spoke to online associate Patrick Brown in Lafayette, Indiana.
And Movoto isn’t the only organization with its eye on Sitka. In 2008, National Geographic Magazine ranked Sitka 68th out of the 100 most historic visitor destinations — in the world.
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