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    Fort Richardson, AK - Housing

    Anchorage is the biggest city in Alaska with a population of 298,800. Located in the south central part of the state, the city is sheltered from the Gulf of Alaska by the Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forests. There are just a few smaller communities near Anchorage and the closest major city is Fairbanks, over 6 hours to the north; remote locations are the norm here.

    The average price of a home in Anchorage is about $277,000, compared to the Alaska state average of $238,000. Rentals and apartments in the area are in the $850-$1,600 per month range. Home prices in the only nearby towns, Eagle River and Chugiak, are similar.

    Alaska is well known for the rugged, untamable wilderness that draws many adventurous visitors and residents here each year. Living here is very different than living elsewhere in North America, but many families will find the new experiences to be rewarding. Learn more about local features using's information toolbar on the lower left-hand side of this page.