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Relocating to the Alaska Community of Eagle River

November 19th, 2022


Presently, Eagle River, according to the 2000 census, has a population of 22,236 and continues to grow. The community is within the Municipality of Anchorage and was named for the Eagle River that extends between the Chugach State Park and the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Anchorage and Eagle River are two cities divided by the Chugach mountain range and the 7,000-acre military base.


Since 1978 the Glenn Highway between our city and Anchorage has grown from a two-lane highway to the present six lanes that are now divided and well-lighted. Most of the residents are employed in Anchorage and travel the Glenn Highway daily. The numerous military personnel who make this community their home also travel the Glenn Highway daily.

The People Mover City Bus provides adequate transportation for many. The bus moves between Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, and Birchwood. In the daytime you can ride the bus to Anchorage and back frequently.


The fine schools in the area turn out well-rounded, well-educated young people. In recent years there has been a second high school added after the population at Chugiak High School overflowed. The schools have teams for basketball, football, soccer, tennis, wrestling, and hockey and others. Competition between the schools in Anchorage, Eagle River and Chugiak creates some lively, well-attended games. The University of Alaska at Anchorage provides classes in Eagle River, which make it much easier for many to attend.


In recent years Fred Meyers and Walmart have provided the community with much-needed shopping without a trip to Anchorage. There are numerous small businesses and new businesses are added each year. There are also several fast foot and full-service restaurants.

Annual Activities.

The Chamber of Commerce hosts the Bear Paw Festival each year. The festivities begin with a parade and the entire business community participates with imaginative floats. The Bear Paw Queen, the Alaska Queen, Anchorage Queen and several others ride with their beautiful dresses in the shiny polished sports cars. The military participates with exhibits and marching soldiers. There are bands and lots of music including bagpipes. There are so many floats and other entries in the parade it is one of the events that are anticipated by many each year. After the Bear Paw Parade, there is a week of festivities including carnival rides, games, demonstrations and the vendors selling their specialties of many handicrafts and foods.