Anchorage, Alaska 

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Population

298,225

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$78,121

Median Home Price

$334,300

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Best Places to Live in Anchorage, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Anchorage, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Anchorage, AK Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Outdoor recreation
Strong employment
Cons
Dreary winters
Healthcare
Earthquake risk

What Bert Has To Say About Anchorage Metro Area

Anchorage is the largest city and main regional center for the frontier state of Alaska. Most of the state’s commercial and industrial activity occurs here. Because of rebuilding after an earthquake in 1964 and the recent influx of oil money, the city is quite modern. The area has a strong, growing economy, which is offset by a high cost of living caused by geographic isolation. Downtown is clean, attractive and modern with nice waterfront areas and a large new performing arts center. The best residential neighborhoods lie to the south.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Alaska
County: Anchorage Municipality
Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Anchorage
Zip Codes: 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anchorage jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 23.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anchorage's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Anchorage Municipality Borough voted Republican in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Anchorage's population is 298,225 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage is Real Estate: $334,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.0%.

SCHOOLS
Anchorage public schools spend $16,123 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Anchorage. More Education



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Housing Market in Anchorage

It's a good time to buy in Anchorage. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anchorage is $334,300.

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Reviews for Anchorage   79 Reviews
Although it's very beautiful, it's not utopia. - 8/16/2020
Like any city, Anchorage has it's pros and cons: Pros: The scenery is incredibly beautiful. Endless amount of walking trails to enjoy. The summers are mild... Read More

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An inconvenient, overpriced icebox. - 7/18/2019
I've lived here for several years and dislike it more and more each year. Family and lack of funds has kept me here. Aside from the weather and darkness, there is... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total

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