Galena 57 Below average
Galena Livability #83 ranked city in Alaska#21,801 ranked city in the USARanks better than 25% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Galena

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

  • Crime

    This area exhibits elevated crime rates per 100,000 residents, which may suggest it's a potentially unsafe place to reside. These rates encompass both property and violent crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

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      Galena transportation information

      Statistic Galena Alaska National
      Average one way commute8min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work57.5%68.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool19.0%12.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk11.4%7.9%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Galena, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).