Fairbanks Real Estate - Neighborhood Spotlight - University West

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Fairbanks Real Estate - University West

Spotlight - University West

University West is an established mixed use neighborhood located in West Fairbanks. Bordered by the Mitchell Expressway/Parks Highway to the north, Chena Pump Road to the west, Chena Small Tracts to the south and the Chena River to the east, University West is an easy commute to the heart of Fairbanks. Originally platted in the early 1970's University West has become one of Fairbanks most popular subdivisions. Despite being relatively densely populated, the developers did have the vision to set aside numerous greenbelts throughout the area to help give the area a more natural feel.

University West is a short 5 minute commute to the University of Alaska and downtown Fairbanks, 10 minutes to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and 15 minutes from the front gate of Fort Wainwright.


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Although primarily occupied with single family homes, there are numerous condominium complexes and a sprinkling of multi-family units. The majority of homes in University West are 21 years old and older. Despite being an established neighborhood there are a few pockets of new construction.

Condo's range in price from $68,000 for a cozy one bedroom one bath unit in Dartmouth House up to $240,000 for a very spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath unit in Woodside North. The average selling price of $125,000 will buy you 600-800 square foot 2 bedroom 1/1.5 bath condominium.

Single family homes range in price from a low of $170,000 for a 900 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bath home on .21 acres to more than $400,000 for a 2,800 square foot 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home on the Chena River.

Most of the homes in University West have been fairly well cared for although it is still possible to find a few retro gems that look as though Jan and Marsha will come bounding through the front door at any moment. With an average selling price of $236,000 University West is still an affordable option for Fairbanks home buyers.

Email us for a complete list of homes for sale in University West or any Fairbanks or North Pole neighborhood. Max, our specially trained Realty Retriever can also notify you any time a new listing in University West is entered into the Fairbanks Multiple Listing Service.

Homes in University West

3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse - Village Green Condos - $165,000 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse - $199,000 New Construction 3 bedroom 1.5 bath single family home - $199,000 4 bedroom 3 bath single family home - $225,000 3 bedroom 1.5 bath single family home - $213,000

3 bedroom 2 bath single family home - $229,900 4 edroom 2.5 bath single family home - $245,000 3 bedroom 2.5 bath single family home - $249,000 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse - $225,000 5 bedroom 4 bath single family home - $349,000

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Not that I plan to move to Fairbanks, but the pictures remind me of when I was there in the early '70's and again while on vacation in the early '90's. AK is really a great state. God's country if you will.  8-}
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Nice presentation with the google map and home pictures.  It's a long way from Florida to Alaska, but I hope to make the trip someday.
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Hi, Michael - In some ways Fairbanks hasn't changed much since the 70's with respect to residential housing.  We still have an overwhelming majority of homes that were built in the pipeline era.  In other ways it's changed quite a bit in 30 years.  The cold can be a pill, but the vast beauty of Alaska is hard to beat.  Wyoming/Montana/Idaho all have that same feel to me... and are almost as beautiful. :)

Hi, Dan - Thanks... most of our homes are not set in established neighborhoods, so this little endeavor could be a challenge... but I thought it would make a good localism post.  Definitely come up and see us sometime.  You would have a great time.

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