Chugiak/Peter’s Creek is a small community with a population of 8,300, about 21 miles from Anchorage along the Glenn Highway, north of Eagle River and before the Palmer Hay Flats. If you’re looking for a country feel within easy commute distance to Anchorage this is a great bet. Home prices won’t be as mild as the Mat-Su Valley, but it’ll save you time on the road.
Market Snapshot (2016 Averages)
Homes Sold: 117
Home Sales Price: $362,455
Days on Market: 62
List-to-Sales Price: 99%
There are nice neighborhoods in the area, but also a higher number of homes in less planned neighborhood settings than in Eagle River or Anchorage. Homes vary in age, and some have excellent views! For 2016 the average home sales price was $362,455, and homes were on the market for 62 days with 99% list-to-sales price.
Parks and Recreation
There are several parks in the area, including Mirror Lake.
A short drive away is Eklutha Lake, with picnic areas, trails, and more.
Thunderbird Falls is just a few miles up the highway, and is a short doable hike.
Dining and Shopping
Dining and shopping options are limited, although with the opening of a Three Bears, groceries are much more easily available. With that said, Eagle River, Anchorage, and Wasilla are all a relatively short drive away.