The Eagle River/Chugiak area is located within the Municipality of Anchorage, lying just north of the city itself along the Glenn and Old Glenn Highways. It is situated between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park. This gives Eagle River the perfect blend of city life and the wild of Alaska.
With a population of over thirty five thousand, Eagle River boasts a thriving community with many military personnel choosing to call Eagle River their home. It is also very popular area for those who are working in Anchorage to live. The short commute takes less than half an hour and gives commuters a scenic look at beautiful Alaska during the drive.
Real estate lies level or slopes along the Chugach mountains, or sits nestled in the valley along the Eagle River. Many public and private schools are located here for grades K-12, and two high schools that are offered through the Anchorage School District. Tons of local restaurants are here as well, ranging from Italian and Hispanic to American and authentic Alaskan dishes.
If you’re looking to be part of a welcoming and active community, look no more. Eagle River offers multiple festivals during the year to bring everyone together, like the Bear Paw and Highland games, and provides residents with tons of outdoor activities. Popular outdoor activities include skiing, hiking, rafting, and exploring the mountains. The most popular hike is the trek up Mt. Baldy, which overlooks the town.