Best Places to Live in Alaska

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Alaska by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Alaska is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Alaska has a population of 711,139 and a population density of 1.1. The capital city is Juneau and the largest city in Alaska is Anchorage. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Sitka, AKPopulation: 8,90976A+FB+B+BAD
2Juneau, AKPopulation: 31,63673A+FD+AB+AF
3Petersburg, AKPopulation: 3,16373B+DC+ABBF
4Skagway, AKPopulation: 1,00472BFBABAF
5Ketchikan, AKPopulation: 8,09772A+FCB+C+B+D
6Anchorage, AKPopulation: 291,47069A+FFB+B+B+F
7Haines, AKPopulation: 2,00669C+DC+A+C+BF
8Palmer, AKPopulation: 6,00769A+DCBBBF
9Seward, AKPopulation: 2,69268A+DCBCBF
10Elfin Cove, AKPopulation: 2868FFBA+BA+F
11Valdez, AKPopulation: 3,96268B+DCBB+BF
12Homer, AKPopulation: 5,05068ADFAC+B+F
13Kenai, AKPopulation: 7,15268A+DD+B+BBF
14Kodiak, AKPopulation: 6,19668A+FFBBBF
15Cooper Landing, AKPopulation: 30267FFCA+A+AF
16Wasilla, AKPopulation: 7,94267A+DDBC+BF
17Craig, AKPopulation: 1,26867C+DDBBC+D
18Kupreanof, AKPopulation: 4167B+D+FA+D+CF
19Unalaska, AKPopulation: 4,26267D+FC+CB+AF
20Wrangell, AKPopulation: 2,36866FDB+B+C+BF
21Soldotna, AKPopulation: 4,20966A+DD+B+CBF
22Halibut Cove, AKPopulation: 2765FC+DA+ACF
23Metlakatla, AKPopulation: 1,55865FD+C+B+C+CD
24Kodiak Station, AKPopulation: 1,78265FFBA+BB+F
25College, AKPopulation: 13,84965A+FDABB+F
26Farm Loop, AKPopulation: 1,04764FDBA+B+B+F
27Diamond Ridge, AKPopulation: 1,00964FDB+ABBF
28Kachemak, AKPopulation: 70164DFD+B+BAF
29Lakes, AKPopulation: 9,15964DDD+AB+B+F
30Butte, AKPopulation: 3,45864DDC+B+B+BF
31Gateway, AKPopulation: 5,26964FFCAAB+F
32Fishhook, AKPopulation: 4,86464FFCAAB+F
33Chenega, AKPopulation: 9264FDDA+CB+F
34Crown Point, AKPopulation: 5364FB+FA+B+DF
35Thorne Bay, AKPopulation: 51164FDDAC+BD
36Gustavus, AKPopulation: 51164FDDAC+BF
37Sand Point, AKPopulation: 1,19063DDBC+BCF
38Yakutat, AKPopulation: 57063FDDABC+F
39Chignik Lagoon, AKPopulation: 7663FFCC+A+B+F
40Womens Bay, AKPopulation: 72763FFD+A+AAF
41Primrose, AKPopulation: 3063FFBCA+B+F
42Whale Pass, AKPopulation: 3863FFCA+CCF
43Beluga, AKPopulation: 5363FFBA+BA+F
44Klawock, AKPopulation: 63363DDDBC+C+D
45Moose Pass, AKPopulation: 34863FDDAAB+F
46Fairbanks, AKPopulation: 31,65662A+FDBC+BF
47Ridgeway, AKPopulation: 2,36162FDBABB+F
48Ninilchik, AKPopulation: 64362FD+DB+C+BF
49Seldovia, AKPopulation: 28662DDDAC+BF
50Pelican, AKPopulation: 9162FDDACBF
51Cordova, AKPopulation: 2,44162FDC+BAB+F
52Bethel, AKPopulation: 6,14062BFDBABF
53Point Baker, AKPopulation: 1662FFCA+FAF
54Fritz Creek, AKPopulation: 1,65362FDBB+C+B+F
55Port Alexander, AKPopulation: 2962FDFBBBD
56Tenakee Springs, AKPopulation: 13862FDDAC+BF
57Houston, AKPopulation: 1,95762FDBBBBF
58Sterling, AKPopulation: 5,41962FDD+ABB+F
59Knik-Fairview, AKPopulation: 14,40062DDDB+B+BF
60Nikiski, AKPopulation: 4,70862FDD+ABBF
61Farmers Loop, AKPopulation: 3,67461FFBA+AB+F
62Hoonah, AKPopulation: 69461DDDBC+C+F
63Anchor Point, AKPopulation: 2,08061FDC+B+C+BF
64Edna Bay, AKPopulation: 1761FFCA+D+CF
65Big Lake, AKPopulation: 3,63661FDC+B+BBF
66Saxman, AKPopulation: 39461FDFBC+BD
67Chignik, AKPopulation: 11661FDFB+AD+F
68Whittier, AKPopulation: 22261DB+FACFF
69Nome, AKPopulation: 3,63861BFD+B+BBF
70Atka, AKPopulation: 8761FDDB+ACF
71Naknek, AKPopulation: 57861DDDB+B+BF
72Two Rivers, AKPopulation: 26661FFD+A+A+C+F
73Happy Valley, AKPopulation: 57361FD+DAC+BF
74Port Alsworth, AKPopulation: 15861FDDABB+F
75Kasaan, AKPopulation: 4761FDDB+CC+D
76Bear Creek, AKPopulation: 1,96060FDBC+BBF
77Delta Junction, AKPopulation: 86260CFDAB+BF
78Tanaina, AKPopulation: 9,39360FDDB+BBF
79Mud Bay, AKPopulation: 10760FDDA+C+BF
80Hydaburg, AKPopulation: 41160FCFBCDD
81Port Protection, AKPopulation: 4260FCFA+DCF
82King Salmon, AKPopulation: 29460FFDB+ABF
83Seldovia Village, AKPopulation: 13860DDDC+C+BF
84Cohoe, AKPopulation: 1,31260FDBB+BBF
85King Cove, AKPopulation: 89260FDFB+BCF
86Lutak, AKPopulation: 1160FFCA+D+CF
87Coffman Cove, AKPopulation: 9160FDFADBD
88Cold Bay, AKPopulation: 5160FDDAC+C+F
89Talkeetna, AKPopulation: 52160CCFB+D+CF
90Healy, AKPopulation: 98460D+FD+BAB+F
91Larsen Bay, AKPopulation: 9560FDFBB+D+F
92Goldstream, AKPopulation: 3,92459FFBAB+B+F
93Lazy Mountain, AKPopulation: 1,30659FDB+B+B+B+F
94Game Creek, AKPopulation: 2959FFCA+D+CF
95Tonsina, AKPopulation: 7159FDDA+ABF
96Iliamna, AKPopulation: 8059FFCC+B+AF
97Kasilof, AKPopulation: 58359FDFA+C+BF
98Karluk, AKPopulation: 2959FDFB+CC+F
99Kake, AKPopulation: 41359FCFBCD+F
100Naukati Bay, AKPopulation: 4759FCDBCD+D
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