Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (8) F
Arctic Java
Coffee Shop
College Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Engineering Cafe
Coffee Shop
Alaska Coffee Roasting Company
Coffee Shop
Mocha Dan's Espresso
Coffee Shop
Sunrise Espresso
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
sipping streams tea company
Coffee Shop
LuLu's Bread and Bagels
Coffee Shop
Palace Hotel & Bath House (1906)
Coffee Shop
Java Junkie
Coffee Shop
Bucko's Coffee
Coffee Shop
River City Cafe
Coffee Shop
McCafferty's, a Coffee House, etc.
Coffee Shop
The Crepery
Coffee Shop
Sunrise Bagel and Espresso
Coffee Shop
Sunrise Bagel and Espresso
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Forget Me Not Espresso
Coffee Shop
Espresso Yourself
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (14) F
Circle of Flags
Attraction
Fairbanks Shakespeare Outdoor Theater
Theatre Arts
Patty Ice Arena
Stadium
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Museum
Golden Wheel Show Ring
Theatre Arts
Tanana Valley Fairgrounds
Attraction
Agriculture Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
The Jim And Marilyn Drew Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
The Rotary Pavilion
Theatre Arts
Native House
Attraction
Alaska Rkaayeh Native Village
Attraction
Native House
Attraction
Alaska Rkaayeh Village Museum
Museum
Totem Pole
Attraction
Totem Pole
Attraction
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Attraction
Steam Locomotive 1899 TVRR Engine No.1
Attraction
Pioneer Air Museum
Museum
Pioneer Park
Theme Park
Air North Airplane
Attraction
Steam Operated Shovel
Attraction
Gold Rush Town
Attraction
Carousel
Attraction
Food and Drink (9) F
The Marlin
Bar
Oaken Keg
Alcohol
The Pub
Bar
Fuse
Fast Food
AFC Sushi
Fast Food
Dine49
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
The Boatel
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Great Alaska Pizza Co.
Fast Food
A&W
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Quiznos
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Mama Grizzly's Grill
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Elks Lodge
Bar
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
The BIG-I Pub & Lounge
Bar
Mecca Bar
Bar
Fitness (3) F
Hess Village Community Center
Community Centre
My Gym
Gym
The Alaska Club Fairbanks West
Gym
Groceries (0) F
Safeway
Grocery Store
Fred Meyer
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Donut Shop
Bakery
Co-op Market
Grocery Store
Co-Op Market Grocery & Deli
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Fred Meyer
Grocery Store
Parks (19) C-
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hess Village Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hess Village Playground
Playground
Cornerstone Plaza
Park
Troth Yeddha' Park
Park
Pearl Creek Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Ice Park
Park
Babula Children’s Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Chena River State Rec Site
Park
Pioneer Park Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Growden Memorial Park
Park
Shops (14) F
Northern Sparrow Boutique
Fashion
Gulliver's Books
Books
Great Alaskan Tobacco Store
Discount Store
UAF Bookstore
Books
Campus Barbershop
Hairdresser
Tesoro 2Go Mart
Convenience Store
Campus Cache
Convenience Store
Holiday StationStore
Convenience Store
West Valley Vision Center
Optician
Spenard Builders Supply
Home Improvement
Large Animal Research Station Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Sourdough Food Mart
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Rosehip Gifts
Gift Shop
AT&T
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Airport Road Store Antiques Mall
Furniture
Team Cutters
Hairdresser
Washington Plaza
Mall
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Tesoro
Convenience Store
Alaska Industrial Hardware
Home Improvement
The Great Alaskan Bowl Company
Gift Shop
Charms by CJ
Gift Shop
Party Palace
Discount Store
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commute B

Of all people who commute, 2.8% take public transportation in College.
Public Transit Stops (28)
Stops & Stations
D-
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
North Wood Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
South Wood Center
Bus Stop
MAC
Bus Stop
MBS
Bus Stop
Eielson Building
Bus Stop
MBS
Bus Stop
Reichardt Building
Bus Stop
Reichardt Building
Bus Stop
Patty Center
Bus Stop
Nenana Parking
Bus Stop
UA Museum of the North
Bus Stop
UAF Museum
Bus Stop
Murie Building
Bus Stop
University Ave & Johansen Expwy
Bus Stop
Geophysical Institute/ Elvey Building
Bus Stop
Aurora/Tamarack
Bus Stop
Aurora/Tamarack
Bus Stop
Geist Rd & Rebecca St
Bus Stop
Butrovich Building
Bus Stop
University Ave & Indiana Ave
Bus Stop
Geist Rd & Fairbanks St
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.8%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in College is 136/100 - which is 5% higher than Alaska.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

College crime rates are 2,513 per 100k, which is 1% lower than Alaska
Property Crime
1,764 crimes per 100k
C
Violent Crime
748 crimes per 100k
F
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employment A-

The median income in College is $69,724 - which is 6% lower than Alaska.
Med. Household Income
$69,724
C+
Unemployment Rate
3.0%
B+
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
University Fire Department Station 11 Headquarters
Fire Station
UAF Student Health and Counseling Center
Clinic
University Police Department
Police
McKinley Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Spine
Doctor
Fairbanks Fire Department Station 3
Fire Station
Fairbanks Family Wellness
Hospital
Four Corners Dental Group Fairbanks
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
University Fire Department Station 12
Fire Station
Fairbanks Urgent Care
Clinic
Medical Center Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Alaska State Troopers
Police
Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center
Clinic
City of Fairbanks Police Station
Police
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Medical Dental Arts Building
Clinic
Fairbanks Imaging Center
Clinic
Fairbanks Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Steese Volunteer Fire Department Station 61
Fire Station
Steese Immediate Care
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A
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housing A+

College home prices are $247,000 - which is 4% lower than Alaska
Home Price
$247,000
A
Home Appreciation Rate
6%
B
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
C+
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schools D+

The College graduation rate is 91% - which is 5% higher than Alaska
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
91%
A-
Elementary Schools (0) F
Golden Heart Christian School
Pearl Creek Elementary
Anne Wien Elementary
University Park Elementary
Raven School
Sprucetree Montessori School
Joy Elementary
Denali Elementary
Woodriver Elementary
Golden Heart Academy
Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center
Catholic Schools Of Fairbanks
Barnette Magnet School
Alternative Learning Systems
Fairbanks B.E.S.T.
Aurora Tutoring School & Resource Center
Hunter Elementary
Watershed Charter School
Fairbanks Montessori Association
Nordale Elementary
Boreal Sun Charter School
Chinook Montessori Charter School
Northern Lights Academy
Fairhill Christian School
High Schools (0) F
Hutchison High School
West Valley High School
Effie Kokrine Charter School
Raven School
Golden Heart Academy
Catholic Schools Of Fairbanks
Alternative Learning Systems
Lathrop High School
Fairbanks B.E.S.T.
Aurora Tutoring School & Resource Center
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ratings B

College has an overall rating of 71% from 2 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (1)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Living in College, Alaska 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) 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 census designated place located adjacent to Fairbanks. There are a few campus ca ...Read More fes and the main attraction, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is a pretty cool place to go to school. They have some pretty great biological sciences programs there.

The main attractions adjacent to College, Alaska are what keep the nightlife alive there. There are a few high end restaurants like The Marlin that showcase local Alaska seafood. The bars are good, and there are a couple great ones that have local beer. Life in Fairbanks isn't New York, but the local fish and game are amazing and the food can be really good.

Nearby Fairbanks has some really good shopping compared to other places in Alaska, but there are not as many high end boutiques here as there are in the Lower 48. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in College? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Hess Village Playground
Unknown Name
Hess Village Playground
Cornerstone Plaza
Troth Yeddha' Park
Pearl Creek Park

Entertainment

Circle of Flags
Fairbanks Shakespeare Outdoor Theater
Patty Ice Arena
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Golden Wheel Show Ring
Tanana Valley Fairgrounds
Agriculture Museum
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

The Marlin
Oaken Keg
The Pub
Fuse
AFC Sushi
Dine49
Subway
McDonald's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in College? Of all people who commute, 2.8% take public transportation in College.
Drive to Work
71%

6% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
10%

7% higher than the US average

D+ Health & Safety

Is College a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walgreens

Doctors

McKinley Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Spine

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