Alaska Apartments

Apartments and Rentals in Alaska (AK)

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Largest Cities in Alaska

Despite being the northernmost state, Alaska has a few large urban areas in which to find apartments at reasonable rates. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city with a population of more than 275,000 people as identified by the U.S. Census Bureau. Fairbanks is the second largest city in the state. Juneau, Alaska, the state capital, also is a wonderful place to call your home.

Other Large Cities in Alaska

Aside from the largest of Alaska’s cities, there still are plenty of great places to rent in some of the state’s smaller cities. In places like Sterling, Valdez and Wasilla you can find several types of apartments at affordable rates. These smaller municipalities offer accommodations reminiscent of a more urban lifestyle, while still surrounded by the expansive Alaskan landscape.

 

Average October Rental Rates in Alaska


Bedrooms Rent Diff*
Studio $1,224 (247)
One Bedroom $1,012 (52)
Two Bedroom $1,328 (150)
Three Bedroom $1,739 (268)
note: when compared with the national average

 

Alaska Rental Rates as Compared to States Nearby


State Rent Diff
Alaska $1328 -
Washington $1284 (-44)
Oregon $1098 (-230)
Idaho $734 (-594)
Montana $903 (-425)
Nevada $927 (-401)
 

Rental Trends in Alaska


Month Rent Change
May $1303 -
June $1356 (53)
July $1344 (-12)
August $1352 (8)
September $1345 (-7)
October $1328 (-17)
 

Information about Alaska

Alaska offers many excellent rental options in a state that is considered both rugged and beautiful. As the largest state by total land area, Alaska has many places to rent over a wide-range of locations – from big cities and suburban areas to isolated towns and villages.

The state has a total population of more than 692,000 people, according to the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Federal labor statistics also show that the unemployment rate in Alaska has dropped since March 2010 from 8.5 percent to 7.7 percent in August. Sometimes called by its nicknames The Last Frontier and the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaska has a vast array of industries and professions. Employment opportunities run the gamut there.

Many of the people who call Alaska their home are outdoor enthusiasts. They enjoy recreational areas like Denali National Park and Preserve, which boasts Mount McKinley – the tallest peak in all of North America. Not only are there numerous places in the 49th state to explore, but skiers and snowboarders also have their options. In Alaska, you can take in the culture, the wildlife, the glaciers and fjords, the picturesque landscape, and still have a lot left to do.

Whether you’re heading to Alaska for the long haul or only plan to temporarily relocate, check out MyApartmentMap’s search for rentals to see if a listing meets your needs.