The 10 Safest Anchorage, AK Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Anchorage.
Safest Neighborhoods In Anchorage

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 2021? That would be Hillside East. 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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How We Determined The Safest Anchorage Hoods In 2021

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 33 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, Hillside East.

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.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Anchorage For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 478
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,705
More on Hillside East: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,716
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 508
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,705
More on Rabbit Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

South Addition Anchorage, AK

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,991
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 618
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,083
More on South Addition: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,534
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 746
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,553
More on Huffman-O'malley: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 217
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 887
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,105
More on South Fork: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 992
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,430
More on Rogers Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,956
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 993
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,434
More on Birchwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,705
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,095
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,714
More on Tudor Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 596
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,118
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,795
More on Girdwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,528
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,149
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,865
More on Old Seward-Oceanview: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Anchorage

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hillside East 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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hillside East 2,192
2 Rabbit Creek 2,192
3 South Addition 2,682
4 Huffman-O'malley 3,288
5 South Fork 4,002
6 Rogers Park 4,412
7 Birchwood 4,457
8 Tudor Area 4,819
9 Girdwood 4,913
10 Old Seward-Oceanview 4,984
11 Eagle River Valley 5,019
12 Turnagain 5,012
13 Bayshore-Klatt 5,290
14 Eagle River 5,289
15 Sand Lake 5,499
16 Turnagain Arm 5,531
17 Abbott Loop 5,560
18 Chugiak 5,673
19 Scenic Foothills 5,887
20 Taku-Campbell 6,037
21 University Area 6,150
22 Basher 6,128
23 Campbell Park 6,186
24 North Star 6,418
25 Airport Heights 6,695
26 Northeast 6,788
27 Fairview 6,841
28 Spenard 7,060
29 Downtown 7,254
30 Russian Jack Park 7,496
31 Government Hill 7,922
32 Midtown 8,250
33 Mountain View 8,653

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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