Searching for an apartment near Anchorage, AK? Welcome to Northstar, a densely populated neighborhood near Anchorage, AK. Northstar is friendly to renters, with 65% of residents renting their homes. Residents of Northstar may prefer to have a car, since 82% of locals use their cars to get around. It's convenient for commuters. Residents report an average 15 minute commute.