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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Spenard is a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska with a population of 13,792. Spenard is in Anchorage Borough. In Spenard, most residents rent their homes. In Spenard there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Spenard. The public schools in Spenard are highly rated.
About Spenard...
Population
13,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,342
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Spenard Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,364.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    303.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    691.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,714.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    649.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,765
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Spenard Reviews

16 reviews
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They only thing I would like to have changed about Spenard is the sidewalks. They need to be improved, widened and added. Other than that, Spenard is the best. It always has something interesting happening on it.
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That this is a central location to commute, there is afforable housing in the area and lots of business in the area. The schools are close and good, There is lots of diversity in the neigbhorhood. I dont feel it is the safest area, there is a lot of crime, and lot of prostitution around, and homeless
I love being so close to so many restaurants, boutiques, especially bearstooth. I would like to see the crime rate go down dramatically. I don't exactly feel safe walking around alone.