Chugiak Real Estate Information

Chugiak is relatively large suburb of Anchorage found in the northeastern portion of that city's metropolitan area. Chugiak is found approximately twenty miles away from the city center of Anchorage, and is often combined with the neighboring community of Eagle River. Chugiak is also adjacent to Knik Arm, the town of Eklutna, and the beautiful Chugach Mountains. Chugiak takes its name from a Dena'ina Indian word that translates to “place of many places”, and is centered on the Glenn Highway. Chugiak and Eagle River combined have a population of slightly less than thirty thousand residents, while Chugiak on its own has about seven thousand persons living there. Chugiak encompasses the communities of Birchwood and Peters Creek, and serves primarily as a suburban residential town for the city of Anchorage.

Chugiak was originally settled in the early part of the twentieth century, although the community was not the target of heavy residential development until the arrival of homesteaders in the nineteen fifties. Most of these homesteaders were former members of the military who were familiar with the Alaska area from their periods of service during the Second World War. Like the rest of the Last Frontier, Chugiak is the subject of Alaska's highly unique weather patterns, which means a predominant winter model but also a beautiful summer and springtime. Chugiak is one of the areas of Alaska which is currently experiencing substantial population growth as the city of Anchorage suburbanizes and continues to expand.

The educational needs of Chugiak are met by a series of public and private institutions, including Chugiak High School, Chugiak Elementary School, Birchwood Elementary School, Mirror Lake Middle School, Birchwood Christian School, Coho High School, and Sheldon Jackson Camp Singing Hills, and Camp Carlquist of the Boy Scouts. Other points of interest in Chugiak include Eklutna Village Historical Park, Chugiak Pool, and the nearby city of Anchorage. The shopping centers and fine restaurants of Anchorage are only about half an hour away, making Chugiak the perfect balance between a residential community and big city.