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Alaska Senior Housing & Apartments

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There are a total of 648 senior housing options in Alaska. Some people may refer to them as Alaska senior apartments or Alaska 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Alaska senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Alaska, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Alaska may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Alaska residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Alaska. Older adult apartments in Alaska may also be part of larger Alaska continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Alaska are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Alaska, please use our Alaska senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Alaska may not jump out as a premier destination for retirees, but it is a fantastic place to live for seniors if you like looking at snow covered peaks and other wilderness right outside your window. Most of the housing for seniors in Alaska is located in the Anchorage area, which accounts for nearly half of the state population.

Though senior citizen residents deal with extreme cold and harsh winters, Alaska has emerged as an underrated state for seniors largely because it does not levy income or sales tax on residents, as well as does not levy taxes on pension or income from social security. You will save money on taxes here.

However, since Alaska is sparsely populated and it is more expensive to ship food and other goods to the state, prices for senior apartments for rent and other housing in Alaska is a little more expensive than the national average. It will cost you around 33 percent more to live in Alaska than other states and utility costs, driven by cold temperatures, are nearly 1.5 times higher than the national average.

Perhaps the biggest selling point you need to find with senior apartments for rent or housing in Alaska is how well the building is insulated. Alaska is known for its cold weather and long winters, so a good heating system is a must for Alaskan seniors looking for senior living apartments. Thankfully, the premiere senior citizen complexes in Alaska have taken this into account and offer great heating systems along with plenty of other amenities.

Alaska Senior Housing Monthly Rates

There is a price to pay for beauty and unfortunately seniors in Alaska spend a little more on their senior apartments monthly bill compared to the national average. Senior housing and apartments for seniors in Alaska average around $4,000 per month, which is far higher than the national average that is around $3,500 per month. The rates are notoriously higher in Anchorage where the vast majority of citizens reside.

Also, if you require regular medical attention or want to make sure that you are near a hospital, Alaska is not the most convenient, especially if you are located in a more rural place. However, Fairbanks and Juneau generally offer more affordable senior housing and are in good size communities with plenty of health care options. If you are a senior citizen on a fixed income trying to find low income senior housing in Alaska, they are a good place to start.

Seniors that are 55+ and 62+ especially find Alaska senior apartments for rent attractive because there are so many sights to see. During the summer, Alaskan retirees can remain active and go hiking or touring the region. Some of the Alaska senior living facilities are also pet-friendly so you can bring you furry ones along for an adventure.

If you are more of a homebody, experience the scenic sights from inside the complex and consider a senior living community, where other features like a community pool, spa, fitness center, beauty salon and community events will spoil you rotten just like you deserve! Alaska seems to have a little something for everyone. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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