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University Area is a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska with a population of 10,593. University Area is in Anchorage Borough. Living in University Area offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in University Area.
About University Area...
Population
10,593

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,094
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,643
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    585
    500
  • Theft
    2,587
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,330
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

University Area Reviews

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Some houses are being broken into or tagged. Sometimes bikes are stolen. Also, sometimes teenage troublemakers like hang around the playgrounds or streets and cause mischief.
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The local businesses in this area are very competitive, the mom and pop shops are fairly convenient for cigarettes and candies as of the popular stores that include walmart and fredmeyers are very popular being right next to eachother ... you can either choose to go to one or the other. I find it to be very convenient for all the strores to be near eachother because if one of them doesn't have a product im looking for then the other one must have it.
I love Alaska. The weather is ideal for someone who likes comfortable summers with lots of daylight and winters with lots of snow. Although, in the last year we have had minimal snow which has impacted the winter sport season. We frequently have earthquakes all year round, and wildfires in the summer which can cause lots of smoke.