Mountain View, a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska. Founded in 1940, assimilated by Anchorage in 1954, it stands in a corner of the city surrounded by a military base. A zoning change in the ’60s put it on the path to becoming the most densely populated part of town. Later it developed a fearsome reputation for crime and social problems that continues, despite efforts to redevelop and renovate it.
I have lived in Anchorage since 1972 and Mt. View since 1999. I’m a designer with a local architect, a photographer and a former VP of the Mt. View Community Council. I’ve written about Mt. View on the web since 2005.