Anchorage, Alaska 

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+4.9% since 2020

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8.3 / 2.8

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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.
State: Alaska
County: Anchorage Municipality
Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
City: Anchorage
Zip Codes: 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total
Cost of Living: 16.0% higher
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

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Anchorage, Ak Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Attractive setting
Outdoor recreation
Strong employment
Dreary winters
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.


The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anchorage jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 16.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anchorage's Cost of Living

July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Anchorage, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Anchorage Municipality flipped Democratic, 49.5% to 46.4%. More Voting Stats

Anchorage's population is 287,095 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Anchorage is Real Estate: $341,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.0%.

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 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anchorage is $341,100.
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Reviews for Anchorage   81 Reviews
it's cool - pros and cons of anchorage - 9/5/2022
it's nice, i liked it when i grew up there. kinda wish i could move back, but i didn't really like being isolated from all the things like nordstrom, trader joe's,... Read More

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Beautiful place when it's sunny... - 12/14/2021
I grew up and lived in Anchorage during my teenage years and 20s. Positives: Its hard to find a city closer to nature. Sometimes you get more nature than you may want,... Read More

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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99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total


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