Girdwood, Alaska Real Estate & Living

Girdwood is a small community located just outside of Anchorage, Alaksa. The city is well known for being a top resort city in Alaska and is a destination for anyone that is coming into the area. While the city is most well-known for its resorts, spas, and outdoor activity amenities, it is also the home to over 2,000 people. Due to the continued strong economy associated with the entertainment and lodging industry, Girdwood continues to have a strong real estate market and homes for sale tend to sell quickly. There are several features of the town that help make it a strong option for new home buyers.

School Ratings

The city of Girdwood is part of the larger Anchorage School District, which serves over 50,000 students at any given time. There are currently two schools located in Girdwood that serve the population of the city. Girdwood School is an elementary and junior high school that educates kids between kindergarten and 8th grade. Girdwood High School is then available for students in grades nine through 12. Overall, these schools are well-rated and are considered to have strong amenities. This is largely due to the strong local tax base associated with the local restaurants and resorts.


Girdwood has continued to have a strong economy in recent years. The unemployment rate in the city is below three percent, which is below the national and state average. The main demand driver for people in the town is the entertainment and lodging industry. These industries tend to pay well in the city of Girdwood as all of the local establishments need to provide higher salaries to meet their employment needs. Girdwood's proximity to Anchorage also makes it a good location for commuters.

Property Trends

Overall, the housing market in Girdwood continues to be strong. Then newest properties to hit the MLS tend to sell very fast. This is particularly true with condos as they are ideal for vacation property owners. Overall, the house listings in Girdwood have increased in value considerably over the past few years and Zillow predicts another modest growth over the next 12 months.

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