One Man's Alaska

Scary rental search in Wasilla, Alaska

April 4, 2010

Wasilla, Alaska rental experience: Wow, trying to find a decent place to rent in Wasilla, Alaska is a real bear. I've been trying to find a good house, duplex unit, or quadplex unit to rent in Wasilla for the last few days, and it is really, really hard to find a nice and safe rental unit.

There are two major problems in trying to find a Wasilla rental unit: there are few places to rent, and they good rental units are very expensive.

If you're from a place like Louisville, Kentucky -- where I've lived for the past 15 years -- you'll find that any home or duplex in Wasilla that rents for less than $1,100-1,200 is a scary experience. The homes and duplexes in Wasilla in this price range are generally old and worn down, and are also in bad neighborhoods. At $1,200 per month the units and neighborhoods are better, but you won't really be comfortable until you're in the $1,500 (or more) per month rental neighborhood.

To make my Wasilla, Alaska rental search even harder, I wrote earlier today about a bad rental experience with Charlene Moss realty.

As you can tell from my writing, I'm just a little frustrated by my rental search at this time ... hopefully things will get better soon.

My final message to anyone looking for a rental unit in Wasilla is this: Things are very different here. There are few apartment complexes to choose from, and many of them are only available to people with low incomes. This quickly leads you into looking at duplexes, quadplexes, and rental homes, and when you get there, you'll be in the position I am today (living in a hotel).

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