B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,197
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Anchorage Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    685
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    172
    41
  • Robbery
    206
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559
    525
  • Theft
    2,975
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    383
    263

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,326
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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One thing I love about Anchorage is the city feel, however a 30 minute drive and you feel like you are in the middle of Alaska! I also love how friendly the people in the city are. I also love the many dog parks. Being a dog owner there is nothing I love more than to meet friendly people and let my dog be social by playing with other dogs.

I would like to change the crime and alcoholism within my town. Anchorage was recently said be the most dangerous city in America due to the crime per capita. Feeling safe is something that is important to bringing a community together.
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Anchorage is a beautiful city to visit. Lacking a bit in Public Transportation. Mostly big box stores, you definitely have to search for neat and interesting shops and restaurants. If your looking for an all night authentic Diner experience..Go to Leroy's on C street.
Take De Armoun Rd to Flattop Mountain for great views and hiking. Muni Trail system in the summer is also enjoyable.
Chugach State Park in Eagle River has alot of beautiful streams and hiking. Only 15 minute drive from Downtown Anchorage.
Remember! Summer has plenty of daylight. So don't worry that you won't get to see everything on your to do list.
Anchorage is very cool to me, besides being the largest city in the state of Alaska, it has a lot to offer. Growing up in Anchorage, in the wintertime it gets very cold; sometimes more than 20 below! Good things come with the cold though; ice fishing, skating, sledding, and seeing moose coming to eat the frozen boysenberries off of the trees in our backyard. Summertime, however, is a lot better. My family and I go biking, dip netting for salmon and hooligans, hiking up the mountains, seaweed picking; the list goes on and on. If you enjoy the wilderness, as well as the city, then Anchorage is the place for you! Also in the summertime, the sun never goes completely down, so the sky is always light, which is unlike any other place in the world! Come to Anchorage Alaska, to stay or just for a visit!