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Places With The Best Housing In Alaska 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score59
  • 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.
69
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
56
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
56
  • 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
51
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
57
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
50
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
56
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
48
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
38
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
65
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
51
  • 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
43
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
49
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
45
  • 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
54
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
52
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
37
  • 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
62
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
45
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
56
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
50
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
61
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
50
  • 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

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.