About Chugiak Alaska
Chugiak is an unincorporated community in the Municipality of Anchorage, located approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown Anchorage. It is located between the larger community of Eagle River to the south and the Alaskan Native village of Eklutna to the north; and between the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet to the west and the majestic Chugach Mountains to the east. Chugiak is an exquisite place by any standard.
Chugiak is a relatively young community. It was first heavily settled in the 1950s, primarily by the homesteading of former military personnel who had served in Alaska during World War II. Those interested in houses for sale in Chugiak AK will be pleased to know that it is currently one of the main areas of suburban expansion near Anchorage.
The community has about 8300 residents, most of whom either commute 20 miles to Anchorage, or 15 miles to the nearby Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The urban cluster of Anchorage Northeast (including Chugiak and surroundings) has a total population of around 32,000, covering an area of 15 square miles.
Chugiak offers a great variety of both indoor and outdoor sports and sporting activities—all in this pristine mountain setting. For those looking to hit that bulls-eye, Chugiak is the home of the annual Alaska State Trap and Skeet competition.
Chugiak is home to unique and interesting businesses, such as Chugiak Heights (Raw) Honey and Ginseng. The newspaper that serves Chugiak and Eagle River, the Alaska Star, is a trusted resource for discovering the rich community life that is a proud heritage of the Chugiak Alaska real estate market.