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Places With The Best Housing In Alaska 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score63
  • 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…[read more]
39
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
64
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
57
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
63
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
49
  • 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…[read more]
51
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
51
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
57
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
44
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
67
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
46
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
42
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
60
  • Juneau, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,524
  • Each 3 hour whale watching tour in Juneau includes ½ hour transportation each way from the downtown Juneau cruise ship dock to Auke Bay, where we disembark for the best of Alaska and wildlife cruise. We…[read more]
46
  • 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…[read more]
55
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I can honestly say this is hands down the worst place anyone could ever choose to live. It’s like being on an island, not a tropical island, but an island where it snows 8 months a year and is just…[read more]
52
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
60
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
46
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
55
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578
  • I saw the terrible review above and had to say something. I totally disagree about Fairbanks being a terrible place to live. My husband and I moved here in 2008 and we love it! Yes, it's freaking cold in…[read more]
45
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
49
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
  • Could be the worse place on the planet to live. Horrible winters, wet summers, and only two seasons. Avoid this place at all costs. The living conditions are awful, and the population of losers who live…[read more]
33
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
59
  • 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.