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Brandy Pennington

Brandy Pennington
Anchorage, AK 99503

907-336-7653
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Midtown Anchorage Info

As the name implies, Midtown Anchorage real estate is located at the center of it all and offers not only outstanding housing opportunities, but also a unique close-knit community with fantastic amenities and a family friendly atmosphere.

Perfect for the young or established professional and the growing or established family, Midtown Anchorage homes for sale are the perfect destination for a wide variety of homebuyer and offers not only a fantastic opportunity to invest in prime Anchorage real estate, but also in the fabulous Anchorage lifestyle.

Anchor Park

Centrally located, Anchor Park makes it easy to get around Anchorage with proximity to the New Seward Highway and other main arterials. Homes in Anchor Park are a great value to a buyer just starting out as properties are well priced and the neighborhood is close to schools and a large shopping area. Many homes in Anchor Park back to the Chester Creek Greenbelt near Airport Heights, City View Grandview Gardens, and Thunderbird Terrace.  These homes vary in size, but are most often under 1000 square feet with three beds, one bath and no carport or garage.  Very few homes come up for sale in this area which means that residents must really love where they live.  Anchor Park homeowners want the downtown or midtown lifestyle without the price tag.  Fringe neighborhoods like this one offer the same benefits.  This is a small community that does not connect to any other. It backs a trail system, ball field and parks.  Unfortunately, most homes back the very busy Northern Lights Boulevard and Lake Otis.  But the location is central and the accessibility is hard to beat. If the U-Med District or downtown is your main destination, you could walk, bike, or ski to work possibly faster than if you drive.

Campbell Park

Ideally suited for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle while enjoying outdoor recreation, Campbell Park Condos are designed for families or for those looking for a little extra space.  Campbell Creek is a terrific greenbelt neighborhood close to the Far North Bicentennial/Hillside Park and Campbell Creek Greenbelt.  It was originally built by Hultquist Homes which is still in business today.  The condo layout can be found all over Anchorage. They feature nice-sized kitchens and decent entertaining spaces, slim hallways and average bedrooms, some with walk-in closets.  These condos make great rentals when you are ready to move up or out. 

College Village

College Village is an established community in central Anchorage, conveniently located near several parks and scenic trails, as well as schools, making it a great location for families. Quiet streets with mature trees provide easy access to main roads, only a few miles from anywhere you need to be.  College Village was built over the span of several decades, primarily the 1960-70s.   Although there is no HOA, the neighborhood is very well maintained.  It is highly sought after by university instructors and medical providers because of its location.  Literally a three-minute drive or seven-minute bike ride to any of the three major hospitals and universities in town.  When you are in College Village, you forget that you are essentially in the heart of Anchorage.  It offers a suburb feel for the urban dweller.   Prices in this neighborhood are substantially different.  As low as 325k and as high as 2 million for a home with water frontage at Lake Otis.  (Yes, there is a lake called Lake Otis.)  

Eastridge

Nestled among gently winding streets and well-kept lawns, Eastridge is a friendly community in central Anchorage. This quiet neighborhood has a variety of housing options, including condos and townhomes that offer minimal maintenance. The area is adjacent to Chester Creek Greenbelt and numerous parks, making it the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts.  I personally like Eastridge because of its location to east Anchorage, downtown, or midtown.  You can hop on any major thoroughfare and be anywhere within 15 minutes.  Eastridge offers downtown living at a fraction of the cost. It is not a through neighborhood so that means you won’t see very much traffic.  It is across from Merrill Field, a commercial service airport established in 1930 on 436 acres.  Merrill Field was the first real airport in Anchorage.  If you like planes, this is a great place to call home. 

Foxwood

Love, love, love this area.  So here is the down and dirty about Foxwood Condos. The association was first built by a group of investors led by Walt and Karl Hanney in the early 1980s.  The project was widely successful due to the floor plans, one and two-bedroom unit options, outstanding construction and very low interest rates offered by Alaska Housing.  The rate of 9.125 percent was largely subsidized by the state.  Bear in mind that national level interest rates had spiked to an all-time high of 18.5 percent.  A ten-year note varied from 14 to 16 percent when the world economy crashed in what was referred to as “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987. At the time the units where selling as quickly as they were being built, priced at $80,000 each.  Shortly after, they went as low as four for $25,000.  Today they hold a firm value of 120 to $145,000 each.  I have seen one sell as low as $100,000 out of foreclosure and others as high as $165,000.  The developers carefully considered the privacy wall that would separate C Street from the development as well as the placement of each unit.  You will feel a great level of privacy and seclusion in Foxwood Condos. The association is meticulously maintained by Snows Association Management.  It is minutes from the Campbell Creek Greenbelt, south Anchorage and midtown.  Its unique blend of nature and sophistication make this an ideal place to call home or invest in.

River Park/Campbell Green

An ideal location for people who like midtown or south Anchorage, River Park has a mixed demographic of families, couples, busy singles and empty nesters. Residents delight in the beauty of the surrounding landscape.  Most homes in this community have very strict HOAs which ensure that properties are maintained which ultimately translates into better resales.  If you like constancy and cohesion, this place is for you! It is a little tight, but provides a city living feel.  Much like most Anchorage neighborhoods, it was developed from the mid 1970s to the early 2000s.  You will find a variety of floor plans, square footages and layouts, and easy access to midtown and south Anchorage.

Rogers Park

Rogers Park is an established community whose residents enjoy convenient access to downtown Anchorage, midtown business district, the University of Alaska Anchorage and Providence Hospital.  Rogers Park is also close to several parks and trails. Students living in this area attend Rogers Park Elementary, Wendler Middle School and East High School.  Rogers Park Elementary claims to have the most gifted students in the Anchorage School District.  Although this is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Anchorage, the Millennial and Gen Y buyers who control the market do not see the value in the price tag that currently averages $300 plus per square foot.  Most homes of 1000 square feet list for 350K or more, typically have three bedrooms, one bath and no garage.  Several homes in the area feature an addition to the main or detached garage with a mother-in-law apartment.  This neighborhood was well planned with wide streets that accommodate on-street parking and traffic, sidewalks and matured foliage.  



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