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Places With The Best Housing In Alaska 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score54
  • College, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,372
  • I loved living in College, Alaska when I was in college there at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There's not much besides the University of Alaska Fairbanks in College, Alaska. It's a nice, quiet
41
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
56
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
54
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
57
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
41
  • Badger, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,830
  • The best thing about living in Badger is the stunning beauty of the landscape. Near the Chena river, I love the feeling of being connected to Mother Earth here! The forest are lush, and when I get to see
47
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
49
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
59
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
41
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
64
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
44
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
53
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
54
  • 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.
41
  • Knik-Fairview, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Since I have been living in Knik-Fairview, Alaska, it has been a mediocre experience. Although the there is a stable housing market the neighborhoods are mediocre. This city has a high crime rate, and
52
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I'm from Anchorage. Anchorage WAS relatively safe just about 3-4 years ago. A lot of the reviews here seem incredibly dishonest, but the crime rate is still high. Anchorage stil has the highest rape rate
49
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
56
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
44
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
46
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578
  • If you are a person with an adventurer spirit, then a visit to Fairbanks, Alaska is definitely a must do. Until several years ago, I was lucky enough to call Fairbanks home. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska
43
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
47
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
40
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
58
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418

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.