The 10 Safest Anchorage, AK Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Anchorage are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Anchorage are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Anchorage. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Anchorage neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Anchorage in 2022? That would be Bear Valley. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Anchorage.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Anchorage neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Anchorage that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Anchorage.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Anchorage

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Anchorage For 2022

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/10

Population: 188
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 495
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,379
More on Bear Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 6,716
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 495
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,399
More on Rabbit Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 495
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,399
More on Hillside East: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,076
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 547
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,575
More on Mid-Hillside: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 3,991
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 603
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,685
More on South Addition: Homes For Sale | Data

South Addition Anchorage, AK

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9
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Population: 10,534
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 726
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,075
More on Huffman-O'malley: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 217
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 893
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,512
More on South Fork: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 3,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 956
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,795
More on Rogers Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,956
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 997
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,788
More on Birchwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,705
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,067
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,984
More on Tudor Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Anchorage Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Anchorage.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 35 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Anchorage." We're lookin' at you, Bear Valley.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Anchorage. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Anchorage

Looking at the data, you can tell that Bear Valley is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Alaska residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Anchorage For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Bear Valley 1,864
2 Rabbit Creek 1,864
3 Hillside East 1,864
4 Mid-Hillside 2,091
5 South Addition 2,288
6 Huffman-O'malley 2,801
7 South Fork 3,395
8 Rogers Park 3,741
9 Birchwood 3,775
10 Tudor Area 4,041
11 Girdwood 4,150
12 Old Seward-Oceanview 4,226
13 Eagle River Valley 4,249
14 Turnagain 4,242
15 Bayshore-Klatt 4,478
16 Eagle River 4,496
17 Sand Lake 4,637
18 Turnagain Arm 4,653
19 Abbott Loop 4,742
20 Chugiak 4,798
21 Scenic Foothills 4,984
22 Taku-Campbell 5,127
23 Basher 5,184
24 University Area 5,195
25 Campbell Park 5,207
26 North Star 5,430
27 Airport Heights 5,682
28 Fairview 5,801
29 Northeast 5,726
30 Spenard 5,966
31 Downtown 6,119
32 Russian Jack Park 6,355
33 Government Hill 6,721
34 Midtown 6,989
35 Mountain View 7,320

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Anchorage.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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