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Population
13,470

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    408
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    297
    500
  • Theft
    1,025
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,577
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Eagle River Reviews

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Eagle River is the ideal location! Close to Anchorage and the Chugach Mountain Range. On a clear day, your day is complete with a view of amazing Denali. Hiking, snow machining, friendly people, and a plethora of dogs are a few of the best things Eagle River has to offer.
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Just like everywhere in Alaska, food prices are high, rent is high. Close to Anchorage without being in Anchorage, which is nice. More crime than you would expect. This place used to be much more safe than it is now. Almost all restaurants close by 9 pm. People are friendly, but definitely on the hoity-toity/ granola side. It's also hard to find entertainment around- you definitely have to take the drive out to Anchorage if you want to find something to do. Great hiking though, and like everywhere in Alaska the scenery is amazing. One small lake here but there's like nowhere to park or dock so unless you have a house on it it's pretty much only good for ice skating on. Also, it's strikingly less diverse than the rest of Anchorage. A routine upper-middle class area. Some killer Asian food for being a small neighborhood. Also great coffee.
It is a smaller community than Anchorage and is a great place to raise children, schools are good. Local stores consist of ice cream stores, Carr's/Safeway, Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart and Walgreens. Local gas stations include: shell, Carr's, Fred Meyer, Tesoro and Chevron. There is a Library, Alaska Club with swimming pool, local banks, restaurants and café shops.