Rabbit Creek Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Rabbit Creek is a large but sparsely-populated neighborhood within the city of Anchorage, Alaska, that stretches from De Armoun Road in the north to the edge of Chugach State Park in the south. Within those borders is Little Rabbit Creek Bluff Park, an undeveloped wilderness area that includes part of Rabbit Creek, the stream. Just in case residents need more reminders of where they are, there is also Rabbit Creek Road, home to Rabbit Creek Community Church, Rabbit Creek Kennels, and the Rabbit Creek Antique Gallery. Just like the four-footed fuzzy creatures, the name seems to multiply without effort.
The first homes started appearing in Rabbit Creek in the 1950s. During the 1970s, Anchorage experienced a building boom, and the city started expanding farther south. Most homes in Rabbit Creek went up during that prolific decade and the 1980s. Though development has slowed, new roads are still being carved and homes built. As with many rural Alaskan communities, color and size play a big part in housing design. Two- and three-story mini-mansions are not uncommon, many with commanding views of Turnagain Arm. This waterway was named by William Bligh, who later gained fame by being Captain on the Bounty. Bligh kept having to “turn again” to finish exploring the area.
Rabbit Creek Elementary, Goldenview Middle School and South Anchorage High School are all in the northern part of the neighborhood. Waites Winery is also near Rabbit Creek’s northern border, creating and selling wines out of everything from crabapples to blackberries. A specialty is Alaskan Ice wine, made from grapes picked while still frozen. Huffman Center, just outside the northern edge, is the closest shopping mall. Downtown Anchorage is approximately ten miles north.