1336 W 23rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 274-8680Add Hours
Anticipating a move to Anchorage from Southern California, in the fall of 2017, I began searching for an apartment online. I wanted an affordable studio. a secured facility with reputable management, a safe neighborhood, and a nearby bus stop. While there were many apartments available in Anchorage, most failed to meet those expectations.
Then I found the online ad for a studio at the Cedarwood Apartment complex, on 23rd Avenue. The first photo I saw was of the outside of the building; it looked woodsy and inviting. The ad’s 3-D feature allowed me to take a tour inside, and I was impressed that the building was clean and free of debris. I was also amazed at the numerous “Apartment Amenities.”
So I did something I’ve never done before. I applied for the studio without actually visiting the site and meeting the manager. After my application was accepted, I paid my first month’s rent while still in California. Then I made my airline reservations.
My plane touched down in Anchorage 3 weeks later, and when I arrived at Cedarwood, I was relieved to find that everything in the complex was exactly as promised in the online ad. My studio was immaculate and smelled of fresh paint. As I settled down for the first night in my new apartment, a comforting train whistle blew off in the distance.
I have lived here for a year now, and am proud and happy to call this place, “home!” The manager is outgoing and helpful, and has managed to find tenants who are friendly, quiet, and considerate of their neighbors. If I contact management because something needs to be repaired or replaced in my apartment, it’s usually taken care of the very next day.
I sometimes sit near the sliding glass door to my balcony, enjoying the changing sky and flyers through it, like birds and small planes. Sammy, a Black-billed Magpie, often lands on my balcony rail for a moment or two, just to say, “hello."