How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood for You in Alaska

When you're a homebuyer in Alaska, there are many factors to consider—from square footage to outdoor space—in order to find the perfect property. But there's a reason "location, location, location" is a popular phrase in real estate and smart buyers will note that the neighborhood is just as important as the home itself.

Below are 5 things that can help you identify a great neighborhood when you're house hunting in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Fairbanks, North Pole, and the surrounding communities this spring:

Pet-friendly areas
If you have a dog, don't leave their needs out of the homebuying process! Look into the closest dog parks or places where you can enjoy the outdoors with your pet, whether it's a trail or off-leash green space.

Grocery stores
Proximity to grocery stores is important to just about everyone, but you likely have a preference of which you go to, so take stock of those near your potential new home. Even if you notice a new store near the property that might work, go inside and look around to make sure!

Mature trees
Many homebuyers in Alaska desire to live in an area with mature trees and nature all around! Established neighborhoods, often older areas, tend to be where you'll find these, so don't rule them out in your search!

Restaurants
Of course you'll want to spend time in your new Alaskan home, but distance to great restaurants is important to consider during your home search. Whether it's just for a quick dinner or a more special occasion, it's nice to know how long it will take you to find restaurants that fit the bill.

Coffee shops
Did you know that home values tend to be higher around gourmet coffee shops? If you're on the lookout for a great neighborhood in Alaska, oftentimes all you need to do is find the nearest coffee house and start your search from there!

Do not hesitate to contact Madden Real Estate for a list of available homes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Fairbanks, or North Pole. Not only can we help you find your dream home, but your ideal neighborhood too! 

We even have a Love It or Leave It Guarantee that ensures you're completely happy with your new home or we'll list it for FREE while you search for one you love! 

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com

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