The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Anchorage For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first 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 2020? 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 2020

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 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 481
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,166
More on Hillside East: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hillside East comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.

South Addition Anchorage, AK

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,991
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 481
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,166
More on South Addition: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Addition comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,716
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 481
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,166
More on Rabbit Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Rabbit Creek comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,534
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 590
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,653
More on Huffman-O’malley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Huffman-O’malley comes in at 590 and the property crime per capita is 2,653 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 217
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 745
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,355
More on South Fork: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Fork comes in at 745 and the property crime per capita is 3,355 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 860
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,871
More on Rogers Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Rogers Park comes in at 860 and the property crime per capita is 3,871 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,956
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 866
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,897
More on Birchwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Birchwood comes in at 866 and the property crime per capita is 3,897 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,705
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 947
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,261
More on Tudor Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tudor Area comes in at 947 and the property crime per capita is 4,261 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 596
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 982
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,421
More on Girdwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Girdwood comes in at 982 and the property crime per capita is 4,421 for 2020.

Eagle River Valley Anchorage, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,556
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 984
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,430
More on Eagle River Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Eagle River is a community within the Municipality of Anchorage situated on the Eagle River for which it is named, between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park in the Chugach Mountains. Its ZIP code is 99577. If Eagle River were not part of the Municipality of Anchorage, it would be classified as one of the five largest cities in Alaska.

The violent crime per 100K people in Eagle River Valley comes in at 984 and the property crime per capita is 4,430 for 2020.

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 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hillside East 2,648
2 South Addition 2,648
3 Rabbit Creek 2,648
4 Huffman-O’malley 3,243
5 South Fork 4,100
6 Rogers Park 4,731
7 Birchwood 4,763
8 Tudor Area 5,208
9 Girdwood 5,404
10 Eagle River Valley 5,415
11 Old Seward-Oceanview 5,453
12 Turnagain 5,468
13 Eagle River 5,821
14 Bayshore-Klatt 5,836
15 Sand Lake 6,077
16 Abbott Loop 6,211
17 Turnagain Arm 6,279
18 Chugiak 6,344
19 Scenic Foothills 6,601
20 Taku-Campbell 6,871
21 Basher 6,887
22 University Area 6,973
23 Campbell Park 7,045
24 North Star 7,394
25 Airport Heights 7,684
26 Northeast 7,794
27 Fairview 7,854
28 Spenard 8,150
29 Downtown 8,464
30 Russian Jack Park 8,687
31 Government Hill 9,339
32 Midtown 9,754
33 Mountain View 10,248

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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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