Local & Long Distance Moving Companies in Juneau, AK


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Premier Van Lines International Inc.
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Prime Storage Systems Inc.
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Juneau, Alaska

Offering a refreshing mix of teachers, legislators, homemakers and business professionals, the City of Juneau maybe the only place in the country you can see a humpback whale in the morning, watch a performing arts show in the evening and enjoy a few locally brewed beers at night. When moving to Juneau, Alaska you will discover all the activities and attractions you would expect from a state capital, with locals as friendly as they are loyal to their city.

Originally given the name Harrisburg, until Richard Harris fell out of favor with the locals, the city was renamed for co-founder, Joe Juneau. In 1880, gold was discovered in the city, beginning the state's first major gold strike and jumpstarting Juneau’s city history. Soon after gold was found, a flood of miners landed in the city, producing trading posts, saloons and missionaries into town. Within the year, the once small tent camp had become an official small town. Progress would follow, and in 1916, the Alaska-Juneau goldmine was constructed on the mainland; the mine quickly becoming the world’s largest operation of its kind. However, it would be fishing, canneries and transportation services that would impact Juneau's growth through the early 1900s. Before being closed in 1944 (mining was declared a non-essential wartime activity), the Alaska-Juneau mine would produced more than $80 million in gold. The city’s mining industry was soon replaced by the expansion of government. Juneau’s heritage and dramatic scenery began drawing visitors in the early 1900s. And, today, Juneau continues to draw visitors from around the globe.

Federal, state and local government employs nearly half of the city’s population. Juneau’s largest employers are the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. It is projected that for each government worker, one private sector job is needed to supply the services required by the government workers. Today, tourism is Juneau’s largest private-sector employer. The number of visitors to the City of Juneau exceeds 800,000 each year, accounting for nearly half of the state’s total tourism market. Commercial fishing and fish processing are other significant industries to the area’s local economy. Salmon hatcheries and a cold storage facility operate in town, processing two million pounds of salmon, halibut and crab annually. Kenneccott Greens Creek Mine, which is located in the city, produces gold, silver and zinc and is one of the largest silver mines in the nation. A few years back, an environmental impact study was completed. After the results had been reviewed, the Kensington Gold Mine project was allowed to continue. The project was expected to create about 200 construction jobs in its first two years and around 250 jobs during its 10 to 15 years of operation.

The perfect place to begin you exploration of Juneau, Alaska is by visiting the city’s stunning glaciers. A breathtaking sight, you will soon find yourself hypnotized by these remarkable natural wonder. Once you have your breath back, it’s time to experience the wildlife. The city hosts an abundance of air, land and sea creatures for you to experience, including bear, bald eagle and humpback whales. Sea kayaking, hiking, rafting and other outdoor adventures provide stimulating opportunities to enjoy Alaska's beautiful wilderness. Or, for an once in a lifetime experience, book a trip on a small plane or helicopter and view the state’s astonishing sights from above. During the winter, don’t miss out on downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding on the city’s snow-covered mountains. The perfect place for fishing, Juneau is home to the famous salmon migration. So, grab a rod, cast a line and enjoy the great outdoors of Juneau, Alaska.


Interesting Facts:

  • The city is home to 30,500 residents and over 20,000 bald eagles.
  • The world’s largest concentration of brown bears is located just 10 minutes from Juneau.
  • Juneau is only 45 miles from end to end, but has 130 miles of hiking trails.