Girdwood Homes & Real Estate
View today's hottest Girdwood homes for sale below! Rustic Girdwood real estate sits at the base of Mount Alyeska. Touted as Alaska's only true resort town, year-round outdoor activities and ideal winter conditions are what keep its population of just under 2,000 as well as its multitude of out-of-town residents drawn to Girdwood. In fact the area was named by National Geographic as one of the "World's 25 Best Ski Towns," while the popular Alyeska Resort in Girdwood was named by Forbes as one of the "Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America for 2015." To request further information about Girdwood properties for sale or to schedule a private showing, contact your local real estate experts today. Read more about Girdwood real estate.
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Girdwood Real Estate Market
While real estate prices tend to be slightly higher near Girdwood, Alaska than they are in some of the other parts of Alaska, the advantages that you have by living here are more than worth it. Part of this is because you are so close to the Alyeska Resort, but it is also because of how the real estate in Girdwood is laid out – along the beautiful landscape of the Chugach State Park.
Girdwood Local Highlights
- A resort town located near Anchorage, seasonal events such as skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking and fishing in the summer, are popular.
- Home to Hotel Alyeska, a luxury resort for seasonal visitors, and the Seven Glaciers Restaurant, which is perched on Mount Alyeska itself.
- Close to Chugach National Forest and home to the annual Girdwood Forest Fair every July.
- Originally known as "Glacier City," seven large glaciers surround the town, and tours of these glaciers are popular among visitors.
Girdwood Community Amenities
The town of Girdwood is about forty miles from Anchorage and the drive to the city is about as beautiful of drive as you could want. Most people commute to Anchorage for work, but as Girdwood is such a popular tourist location there are many seasonal jobs as well.
Girdwood began as a gold rush town at the beginning of the 1900s. It was a supply camp for the mines that were being dug there and the original name of the town was Glacier City, because of the glaciers that are present here. You can tour the trails that lead to these glaciers now, as there are seven that are easily accessible right at the front gate of the Chugach Mountains.
Some of the other activities that are popular near Girdwood Alaska real estate include biking through the trails that are laid throughout the beautiful forests and wilderness. You can also take tours by Jeep as well as by three- or four-wheeler. Many people enjoy kayaking and rafting as well as visiting the Crow Creek Gold Mine and trying their hand at gold panning. This town not only has great properties for sale, it is also known for some of the great community events that happen here, like the Blueberry Festival and the Girdwood Forest Fair.
Girdwood Real Estate Agents
Planning to buy or sell a home in Girdwood? Let our real estate team guide you through the sale of your current residence or the purchase of your new property. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the unique dynamics of the real estate market in Girdwood.
Contact Unity Home Group at eXp Realty to learn more about representation for buyers and sellers. Looking to sell your Girdwood property? View our free market analysis page to receive a property evaluation within moments.