Monday, December 27, 2010

Average 2010 Sale Price Of Single-Family Home In Anchorage, Alaska Was $330,197; Mat-Su Home Price $225,560

This post will be particularly useful to Lower 48 residents contemplating relocation to south central Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News' Alaska Business Insider blog reports that the average sale price of a single family home in Anchorage, Alaska was $330,197 in 2010 (January through October). This represents a 2.9 percent jump over the 2009 average, and is one percent higher than the previous peak of $327,070 set in 2007. In 2001, the average sale price was $207,121; you can see the annual progression HERE.

The average price of an Anchorage condo was $193,318, down 1 percent from 2009. In 2001, it was $116,210; you can see the annual progression HERE.

The highest prices for both single-family homes and condos tend to be found in Chugiak-Eagle River as well as in South Anchorage, while the lowest prices tend to be found in the more diverse Mountain View and Fairview neighborhoods. The Anchorage Crime Map provides guidance on geographical correlations with crime.

Because many people who work in Anchorage buy homes in the southern Mat-Su Valley core commute area (defined as Palmer-Wasilla-Meadow Lakes-KGB) to evade Anchorage's higher home prices, here are the numbers for Mat-Su. The average price of a single-family home in Mat-Su was $225,560 in 2010. In 2001, it was $169,245; you can see the annual progression HERE. Mat-Su condo prices were not reported.

The Mat-Su core commute area is located 40-50 miles north of Anchorage. The lower home prices there can be negatively offset by fuel prices for a daily commute. Just today, the average price of a gallon of gas in Anchorage is reported at $3.39 per gallon. During winter, it is suggested you have a vehicle with AWD or four-wheel drive for the commute on the Glenn Highway/Parks Highway, even though it's freeway nearly all the way. There is no public mass transit between Mat-Su and Anchorage. There is new public bus system called Valley Mover which makes 10 trips per day between Wasilla and Anchorage Monday through Friday; some enterpreneurs also operate commuter vans. Also bear in mind that most of the Palmer-Wasilla corridor is subject to strong downslope or katabatic winds under certain meteorological situations; these winds can gust to 80 mph and can take off shingles at times. Such episodes normally occur 4-8 times during a particular winter.

City-Data is also a good source of information on Anchorage; visit a reasonably current discussion forum on Anchorage's neighborhoods for more insight.


  1. Actually, I believe that there is a private mass-transit (bus) service running between Anchorage and the Mat-Su.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Jerad. Looks like Valley Mover's been in operation since Feb. 2010, and they make 10 trips per day between Wasilla and Anchorage. I've now updated my post to include this information.

  3. There are no free rides. I worry not about energy "shortages" -- only those bastards who manipulate the supply for hate and profit. (jew)

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