Welcome to Knik-Fairview

Experience the quintessential Alaskan tranquility with privacy and scenic beauty at every turn.

Located a short distance from Wasilla, Knik-Fairview epitomizes peaceful, private living within the breathtaking Alaskan landscape. This neighborhood is a sanctuary for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and serenity of Alaska, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With spacious properties and stunning vistas, residents of Knik-Fairview enjoy the luxury of privacy and a deep connection to the wilderness that defines the region. It’s a place where the edge of development meets the boundless wilderness, offering a unique blend of comfort and adventure.

Knik-Fairview's appeal lies in its laid-back atmosphere and the sense of community among residents who share a love for the Alaskan way of life. The neighborhood is adorned with homes that range from modern builds to traditional cabins, each reflecting the individuality of its occupants while harmonizing with the natural surroundings. Here, the rhythm of life is dictated by the seasons, offering an ever-changing landscape that invites exploration and appreciation. Whether it's the aurora-lit nights of winter or the endless daylight of summer, Knik-Fairview provides an idyllic backdrop for a life well-lived.

What to Love

  • Peaceful and private living amidst Alaska's stunning natural beauty.
  • The feeling of being on the edge of development, where wilderness meets comfort.
  • Close-knit community that values privacy and the great outdoors.
  • Access to outdoor adventures, including rivers, parks, and trails.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Knik-Fairview is tranquil and includes outdoor adventure. Residents cherish their privacy and the opportunity to live in close proximity to some of Alaska's most scenic landscapes. The neighborhood encourages an active outdoor lifestyle, with the Little Susitna River and Palmer Hayflats providing endless opportunities for fishing, hiking, kayaking, and wildlife observation. Here, community life is centered around a shared appreciation for the environment and the simple pleasures that come from living in such a pristine location. It's a place where weekends are spent exploring the great outdoors, and evenings are spent enjoying the quiet solitude that only a place like Knik-Fairview can offer.

Dining and Shopping

While Knik-Fairview maintains its serene and secluded charm, it also offers access to delightful dining and convenient shopping options that cater to the tastes and needs of its residents. Settler's Bay is known for its exquisite dining experience, offering dishes that highlight the best of Alaskan cuisine against the backdrop of stunning views. For a more casual atmosphere, Raven Ribs provides a cozy setting to enjoy some of the best barbecue in the area, made even more enjoyable by the friendly, local vibe.

For everyday needs and unique Alaskan finds, Three Bears market serves the community with a wide selection of goods, from fresh produce to outdoor gear. This locally-owned market is a testament to the neighborhood's self-sufficient spirit, offering a shopping experience that's both convenient and aligned with the community's values.

Things to Do

Knik-Fairview's natural environment is its playground, with the Palmer Hayflats and Little Susitna River offering a multitude of outdoor activities. The Hayflats provide a vast area for bird watching, photography, and peaceful walks, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of Alaska's wetlands. Meanwhile, the Little Susitna River is a favorite among anglers and kayakers, offering clear waters teeming with salmon and surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

Beyond these natural attractions, the community finds joy in seasonal activities that range from snowmobiling in the winter to berry picking in the summer. The changing seasons bring new adventures and opportunities to connect with neighbors, whether it's through a shared fishing trip or a community bonfire under the midnight sun.


Families in Knik-Fairview have access to quality education within a nurturing and encouraging environment. Redington High offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for success beyond the classroom, emphasizing both academic excellence and personal growth. For younger children, Snowshoe Elementary and Dena'ina Elementary provide a solid educational foundation, fostering a love for learning and community involvement from an early age.

Overview for Knik-Fairview, AK

18,282 people live in Knik-Fairview, where the median age is 34.2 and the average individual income is $35,516. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Knik-Fairview, AK

There's plenty to do around Knik-Fairview, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Albatross Restaurant, Raven Ribs, and Knik Museum and Mushers Hall of Fame.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.43 miles 6 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.03 miles 17 reviews 4.2/5 stars
Dining 3.39 miles 3 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 3.54 miles 3 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 4.37 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 1.7 miles 125 reviews 3.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Knik-Fairview, AK

Knik-Fairview has 6,209 households, with an average household size of 2.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Knik-Fairview do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,282 people call Knik-Fairview home. The population density is 248.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.56 / 48.44%

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Schools in Knik-Fairview, AK

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The following schools are within or nearby Knik-Fairview. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Goose Bay Elementary
PreK - 2nd
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Knik Elementary School
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Joe Redington Senior Junior/Senior High School
6th - 12th

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