In general, West Anchorage is known for convenience. Living in these neighborhoods allows for short commutes (10-15 minutes) to work, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment as well as easy access to multi-use trails and parks. In addition, homes in this area enjoy the luxury of city water, sewer, and snowplowing services. Neighborhoods within this area are some of Anchorage's oldest.
In general, West Anchorage includes neighborhoods that lie West of the New Seward Highway from Government Hill to Oceanview. West Anchorage includes real estate areas 5, 10, 15, and 20 and zip codes 99501, 99502, 99503, 99515, 99517, and 99518.