20 apartments for rent in Glen Alps, Anchorage, AK
Glen Alps is a neighborhood located within the city of Anchorage, Alaska. Glen Alps is also the name of a hiking trail leading to Flattop Mountain in the Chugach State Park. It is a local ritual to hike the mountain, which really has a flat top, on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice and camp out. This is the time of year the sun shines all but a few hours each night.
In the 1950s, a few adventurous people seeking a life in what was then total wilderness built a few homes in this area. As Anchorage started to grow in the 1970s, a few more homes went up, roads were built, and the Glen Alps neighborhood took its name from the hiking trail. Today, development is ongoing.
Glen Alps is still small, with few streets, some unnamed. Most homes are large single-family structures, sitting on lots literally carved out of the wilderness. Some neighbors could be one quarter-mile away, while others are a lot farther. The land is wild, rugged and well-suited to those who want to live in the middle of almost nowhere but within a 30-minute drive of Anchorage.
Wildlife is plentiful. Moose, deer and other four-legged creatures roam where they please, including residents’ property. Vehicles are necessary to survive here, with a four-by-four the best option.
The closest schools are Bear Valley Elementary and Goldenview Middle School, both approximately four miles from Glen Alps. Service High School is a bit farther, to the northwest. Chapel of the Cross Nazarene and New Grace Christian Church are two of the closest houses of worship. The Diamond Center Mall is on the New Seward Highway, approximately a 15-mile drive from the neighborhood. The Alaska Mart, located in the nearby Hillside East neighborhood, is approximately four miles from Glen Alps.