Location Profile

Juneau, Alaska

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Juneau, Alaska
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Juneau, Alaska, and is renowned for its excellence dating back more than 30 years. Offering a range of healthcare services for patients in general medicine, pediatrics, women's health, and other needs, the award-winning facility is a critical provider for residents and visitors in the area.

The Alaska Nurses Association is an organization available in the state, and represents over 7,000 nursing associates in Alaska. With outreach events and opportunities to engage nurses in Alaska, the Association is a faithful advocate of the state's hardworking nursing staff. In addition to holding events, the Association's resources include Continued Education classes, a labor council, and a quarterly magazine.

Community Overview

The capital of Alaska, Juneau is a bustling area that attracts over 1 million tourists each year. It's a great place to visit, but even better to live, especially since it's not as cold as the other parts of Alaska. The downtown area and beyond hums with activity nearly all year thanks to the local arts and culture scene, including an all-new history museum. Juneau is a wonderland of activity, especially for anyone who loves adventure, native history, and good food. Juneau is a popular port for cruise ship travelers and is a city surrounded by a spectacular wilderness of mountains and water. Alaska doesn't have counties, and Juneau is a borough as well as a city.

To learn more about Juneau visit the official city website.

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Juneau's public schools are served by the Juneau School District which is the 5th largest district in Alaska and is rated above average. It's also one of the most diverse districts in the state with 3% of the student population from Hawaii or the Pacific Islands. There are currently 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and an alternative high school in the district. It also includes 2 specialty schools: a Pre-K-8 Montessori school and a K-8 Charter School. Two of the high schools are among the top 20 in the state and were ranked by the U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools. There are also 4 private schools in Juneau.

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Due to its compact size, it's walkable, and the city has a public bus system that services most areas. Juneau is also very bike-friendly with 88 miles of bike lanes and 19 miles of shared-use bike paths.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Browsing Juneau's shopping destinations means seeing a wide variety of artisan pieces and handmade goods. If looking for a gift or something for the home, it's easy to find your next treasured item here in the assortment of boutiques, galleries, and stores Juneau has to offer. You'll also find department stores like Costco and Fred Meyer.

Juneau has been entrenched in arts and culture since its early days, offering plenty to see and do. The performance arts community includes live theatre, lyric opera, and a symphony orchestra. In The spring the local musicians hold a series of musical events for the Juneau Jazz and Classics, offering performances in venues around town.

Get to know Juneau by visiting one of its several museums and touring its sites. History, science, and culture are the focus of Alaska State Museum, located in Juneau, and featuring items from around the state. The collection includes artifacts from the indigenous peoples of the Alaskan Northwest Coast, fine art, science exhibits, and other items of interest. Juneau also has a smaller museum, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, devoted to city history, and the Sealaska Heritage Institute's Walter Soboleff is a cultural research center dedicated to native voices. Learn the 10,000-year-old heritage of the three tribes of Southeast Alaska, the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, through decorative arts, photographs, and other exhibits. Continue your history tour by exploring Juneau's mining legacy at the Last Chance Mining Museum and Historical Park which is located inside a former compressor building from 1912. In the tourist season, Juneau opens Aunt Claudia's Dolls, a museum full of antique and vintage dolls, stuffed animals, and other toys dating back to World War II.

There's no shortage of things to do in Juneau, especially with its acres of wilderness. One popular activity is glacier viewing and tours. Get up close to these towering masses of ice and snow when you embark on a tour by helicopter, canoe, or on foot. While near the glaciers, you can also opt for a dog sled adventure, seeing Juneau in all its glory while pulled by a team of sled dogs. Juneau is also home to a number of day cruises, and they're perfect for spotting humpback whales, orcas, and other marine life. See even more of the wildlife that calls Juneau home with an unforgettable bear viewing tour -- you'll take a 30-minute floatplane ride to a remote beach, then walk to the viewing area where you'll see the wild bears in their environment. If you crave adventure and want to see the wilds of Alaska on your own, take a hike through one of the more than 250 miles of trails Juneau offers. The Mount Roberts Tramway is 2,000 feet above the downtown area and is a popular wildlife viewing area. You can ride the tram up or hike, seeing eagles, ravens, marmosets and other creatures along the way. If you want a more relaxed activity that still offers adventure, take a Juneau food tour to learn the tastes and flavors of the region, or hear a guide's stories of the past and present on a trolley tour. For playgrounds and other activities, Juneau offers 5 parks within the city limits.

Juneau is increasingly diverse and is home to Manila Bay Cafe, a Filipino food stand with grab-and-go and dine-in options of traditional Filipino cuisine, plus more local fare like caribou. The Filipino Community Inc is the local Filipino organization and has been around since 1956.

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Crime Rate

Juneau is very safe for families. The Juneau Police Department has 57 sworn officers, making it Alaska's second-largest police department. Community programs like neighborhood watch and neighborhood police officer assignments help make the community safe for all.

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