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Places With The Best Housing In Alaska 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score55
  • Juneau, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,524
  • We really like Juneau and feel it is a great and safe place for our younger children. However living away from extended family is tough especially when considering the cost to fly a family out of town.
68
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
54
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
55
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I was gang stalked, my apartment broken into on a daily basis, my phone hacked, the police did nothing at all. I was harassed by complete strangers. Walking downtown is not safe anymore. There's
50
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
55
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
47
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
52
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
48
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
37
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
62
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
45
  • College, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,372
41
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
47
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
44
  • Knik-Fairview, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,038
53
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
41
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
34
  • Badger, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,830
56
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
43
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
48
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
48
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
60
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
41
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Alaska. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Alaska to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Alaska as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Alaska, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.