Juneau : Alaska

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What it's Like to Retire in Juneau

A left-leaning, busy metropolis nestled among millions of acres of natural rainforest, Juneau is a sparkling outdoor-oriented community filled with the well-educated and the adventurous. Outdoor recreation is incredibly abundant, wildlife watching is some of the best in the US, and cultural offerings are also aplenty - from symphony orchestras to opera houses. Juneau has a delightful, art-gallery-filled downtown which is also spotted with cute shops and good restaurants.
Photo of Gastineau Channel courtesy of Sam Glover and Wikipedia.

Where to Retire in Juneau and Home Prices

There are a number of active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).
Median list price was $295,500 in late 2011. According to city-data.com the median sale price was about $300,000 in late 2011.

What is special about Juneau

Juneau boasts rich cultural amenities, spectacular scenery, and plenty of ourdoorsy things to do.

What is not special about Juneau

Juneau is pretty isolated, there is a lot of snow, and crime rate is high.

Who will like retirement in Juneau

Those with a sense of adventure and culture retire in Juneau.

Local economy is driven by

tourism, government

Climate and Physical Environment

Alaska is varyingly cool and cold, with plenty of snow.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Juneau's downtown has plenty of offerings.


Crime is higher than the national average.

Medical facilities

Bartlett Regional Hospital, with 55 beds, comes well recommended.


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Valuable Links

Juneau on Wikipedia

What people are saying about Juneau

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Facts about JUNEAU
  • State: AK
  • Environment: Small-mid Sized City,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 0 -20
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: goodpup

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