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Eagle River and Chugiak

Are you tired of the city life?  Looking to escape the rat race?  Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes may be what you are looking for.  I have often told clients, “Eagle River is a small town.  Anchorage is a small city.”  While Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes reside within the Municipality of Anchorage, both are in a different world.

Eagle River Homes reside along the banks of, well, Eagle River.  Starting from the Glenn Highway, the Eagle River Valley continues to run southwest 18 miles to the Eagle River Nature Center.  Continuing, you will finally arrive in Girdwood, 21 miles away, via Crow Creek Pass.  It is a popular hiking expedition, tackled by many local Boy Scout Troops.  Don’t be fooled by the size and proximity of Eagle River, sections are Class III, and because of water temperature may be considered Class IV.  Many unsuspecting boaters have lost their lives in our little river.

Chugiak Homes reside in the eclectic community of Chugiak.  Home of the Chugiak Mustangs!  Larger lots, measured in acreage could be yours.  Neighors could be a million dollar home with a view on one side, and a double wide on the other.  Not quite that radical, but many people are attracted by the still rural feel and more relaxed municipal oversite.

Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes enjoy high resale value and short times on the market.  Military personnel are a ready market as Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson is nearby, and Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes fit the bill for many of our service men and women.

When you buy into Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes, you buy into a very tight community.  Great elementary, middle, and high schools, a true sense of community is what you will find.  Eagle River, Alpenglow,  Ravenwood, Homestead and Fire Lake in Eagle River and Chugiak and Mirror Lake in Chugiak, are all great elementary schools.  Grueining Middle School rates higher than the Anchorage School District average in Math Reading and Writing.  Eagle River High School continues to be a highly ranked high school in the Anchorage School District.

For Boy Scouts, Camp Gorsuch is on the northern end the Municipality.  A monument to Scott Powell, Michael Shibe, Mike LaCroix and Richard Bitzer, four men killed in tragic accident at the 2005 National Boy Scout Jamboree, marks the area now known as Scotts’s Field.

Eagle River/Chugiak Homes

Statistics for Owners of Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes

Eagle River Homes and Chugiak Homes sit in a population area that has grown from around 12,000 people in the 1980’s to just over 35,000 today. Interesting statistics may help you ascertain if Eagle River Homes or Chugiak Homesare in your future.

Economic Environment of Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska continues to be a great place to live.  While unemployment is slightly over the national average, this is primarily due to seasonal work patterns.   See Sperling’s Best.

Anchorage has great public schools, many Charter SchoolsPrivate and Christian K-12Voc-Ed CollegesWayland Baptist University and Alaska Pacific University (private) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage campus. In addition, many other programs are available including University of Washington Medical School MD Program WWAMI (my daughter is in year three!).  The State of Alaska has partnered with other northwest states to offer reduced non-resident tuition through the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) Program.  Our university students are about 10 years older than the national average and they continue to make Anchorage home.

Dining Out in Anchorage

Do you want great food?  Yahoo! Anchorage is a multi-cultural melting pot, with restaurants representing traditional American fare, Italian, French, Vietnamese, Polynesian, Filipino, Mexican, Japanense, Chinese, Thai-Cambodian-Laotian, and Russian cuisine, and many more!.  Even Halal. There is something for everyone!

Anchorage Church Community

My father always said, “God calls Anchorage home.”   No matter your faith, you will find it here, when you call Anchorage home.  Whether JewChristian, Muslim, the northernmost Hindu temple of the World, Sikhs, Buddhists and Russian Orthodox.  I think we can all agree on this…whatever your path, what a great country to believe the way I do!


Sarah Palin never said, “I can see Russia from my house!”  She did say that you can see Russia from Alaska, and you can.  As a little boy, I remember hearing this.  Little Diomede Island in the United States – Big Diomede Island in Russia.

Many people, even in Alaska, do not understand the cultural identity and differences of Alaska’s indiginous people.  Here are the major groups of Alaska indigenous peoples: Inupiat and Yupik Eskimos, Aleuts, Athabascans, Eyaks, Tlingits, Haidas and Tsimshians.  This link will give you great information on Alaska Indigenous people.

The Anchorage Museam-Alaska Native Cultures for a world class exhibit of Alaska Native artifacts.

Click on Sarah and enjoy this collection of Eskimo Films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.   It was a hard life, but a life tied close to the land.  The Eskimo existed in one of the harshest environments on earth.

Just like the Eskimo needed a home, you need to find your Anchorage home.  Whether your Anchorage home is a hillside view property, or a midtown condo, I can help you find your Anchorage home.

Oh, want to see Russia from Alaska?  Click Here.