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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Girdwood is a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska with a population of 1,743. Girdwood is in Anchorage Borough and is one of the best places to live in Alaska. In Girdwood, most residents rent their homes. In Girdwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Girdwood. The public schools in Girdwood are highly rated.
About Girdwood...
Population
1,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$428,466
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Girdwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,293
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    51%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Girdwood Reviews

1 review
Girdwood is a small but beautiful ski resort town surrounded by snow capped mountains and forest. There are plenty of trails for hikers of all ages, each with stunning views of true Alaskan wilderness. There are also delicious restaurants to choose from for sit down meals or a quick bite (there's even a brewery!) The people are friendly and range from upper crust families who work in the oil industry, ski bums and transient folk who arrive for the various seasons. Everything is walkable, or bike friendly, but there's also a free shuttle that runs pretty reliably every day. Pricing for housing can vary but families with multiple homes typically rent out affordable units for couples or singles; buying is another story, and prices can often skyrocket.
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