"Residential hostspot in town"
Lore Road is unique in that while many people use it as a main commuter road, its main purpose is to serve as a main residential road. The houses along Lore are all very nice and well maintained. There are several parks nearby, and main public bus routes. It has also undergone major construction recently, so the road itself is in great condition. The city has also added nice features like wider sidewalks and new intersections at Lore and the main roads like Lake Otis. For living the location is great. You're less than 2 minutes from the main shopping that is Dimond, including one of Anchorage's two malls, plus the regular retail Fred Meyer, Walmart, and banks. Dining in the area has a wide variety because it is generally seen as the nicer part of town. That being said, Lore road is removed enough that for college kids, or couples, rent's decent and affordable.