Bordered by Russian Jack Springs Park, Campbell Park, and the Glenn and New Seward highways, East Anchorage is ideally situated between downtown, Midtown, and South Anchorage. All of the city’s amenities are just a short drive away, and the neighborhood offers plenty of wide-open green space for outdoor play. Add to that a variety of housing options to fit every lifestyle and budget, and it becomes easy to see why East Anchorage is the perfect spot to find your forever home.
Whatever you’re shopping for, you’ll have no trouble finding it in East Anchorage. Across from the Rogers Park subdivision Carrs, REI, and Nordstrom Rack anchor the newly renovated Midtown Mall, which is also home to locally-owned specialty shops, a bank, and several spots to grab a cup of coffee or bite to eat. On the other side of East Anchorage the Northway Mall, anchored by Carrs, Joann’s, and Burlington Coat Factory, offers a similar variety of small, local shops.
University of Alaska
East Anchorage is also home to the U-Med District, placing you near Providence Alaska Medical Center and numerous doctor’s offices. The University of Alaska, Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University are also nearby, putting you close to lectures, on-campus plays, concerts, and sporting events, whether on campus or at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Like the rest of Anchorage, East Anchorage offers plenty of opportunities to get out and explore. The fully-paved Chester Creek Trail, part of Anchorage’s greenbelt, is accessible at 20th Street and travels through wooded areas before ending at Goose Lake. The 300-acre Russian Jack Springs has a 9-hole golf course, dog park, children’s story time at the greenhouse and, in winter, one of the best sledding hills in Anchorage. There are also numerous parks with play equipment for the kids.
East Anchorage Eateries
For dining, typical fast-food restaurants sit alongside local fast-casual favorites, like Burrito Express and sandwich shop Sara’s Too. There’s also perennial “Best of” winner Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, the Mediterranean Turkish Delight, and Thai Kitchen when you want to enjoy a leisurely evening out.
East Anchorage Neighborhoods
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Located between the Merrill Field Airport and Alaska Regional Hospital, Airport Heights residents have easy access to the Chester Creek Trail. The Northway Mall, Carrs, and Costco are nearby, and it is conveniently located between Midtown and downtown shopping and the shops at Tikahtnu Plaza.LEARN MORE
One of East Anchorage’s most well-established neighborhoods, Rogers Park is conveniently located near the Midtown Mall, Fred Meyer, and the U-Med district. Residents can access the multi-use Chester Creek Trail from the neighborhood and follow it for an afternoon at Goose Lake or travel west to connect to the rest of the city’s trail system.LEARN MORE
Surrounded by park lands – the secluded neighborhood sits between Far North Bicentennial Park and the Chugach Mountains – residents have access to numerous trails, large open spaces, parks, and excellent mountain views.LEARN MORE
In addition to stunning views of the Chugach Mountains and plenty of wildlife sightings, Campbell Airstrip residents can easily access the Campbell Creek greenbelt and the trails in Far North Bicentennial Park. The airstrip also offers prime Iditarod® viewing – it’s the final stop of the ceremonial start in March.
Russian Jack Springs Park, with its wide-open spaces, playground, ball fields, and more, is one of the highlights of the neighborhood. For military families, its close proximity to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Boniface gate is also plus. Costco and the Northway Mall are just a short drive awayLEARN MORE