Retiring in Seward provides an active, small town lifestyle. Cute neighborhoods and homes extend up quiet streets at the base of the mountains above the town. There is at least one apartment complex right downtown.
Prices are relatively low; attractive 3 bedroom homes can be purchased in the low $100’s. According to Zillow.com the median home value was $223,200, in mid-2017. Alaska is complex state from an economic viewpoint. On the one hand everything is very expensive here because it must be shipped in. On the other hand, there are virtually no taxes because of its oil revenues.