December 17, 2004

All Politics Is Local: Red and Blue Housing Prices Version

A reader writes:

It's interesting to see your column played out in real life. Here in Anchorage Alaska we have two bedroom communities on opposite sides of the fence. To the south-east we have Girdwood. It's a boutique community centered around a ski resort. Housing is expensive and people there are very liberal (Kerry won the town 70%).

To the North-west we have Wasilla. It's a kind of frontier community, nothing was there 40 years ago, but now it is the fastest growing town in Alaska. Housing is cheap. And the voters...very conservative. Bush won 74% or so.

Anyway, it's a very good comparison since the other factors (race, age, location, etc) are nearly identical.

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