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Population
23,865

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,915
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    520
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    415
    500
  • Theft
    1,555
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,646
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Sand Lake Reviews

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It's not the best place to live, but there are worse places, especially in Alaska. The neighbors are friendly, but don't talk much. The atmosphere is genuine, however, there are a few exceptions. The education is getting worse though, with the government's habit of cutting expenses they don't need to cut. With the direction this next election is going, it's hard to say whether or not life will get worse or better, but from Alaska's standpoint, barely anyone have good intentions for us.
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While Alaska is the number one state in the nation for domestic violence, they also include the villages from the bush. The bush and Anchorage are two very different places. We may have more street crime, but they have more domestic issues. The police here are responsive, and the State Troopers do what they can.
I love the food options in this area! The best pizza place in anchorage is just a couple blocks away, and if I'm not in the mood for pizza there are still several places nearby.