Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Elmendorf /Ft Richardson AK Real Estate, Elmendorf /Ft Richardson Area and Community Information



Elmendorf/Ft Richardson, formally known as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, is a United States military base located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is comprised of the U.S. Elmendorf Air Force Base and the U.S. Army's Fort Richardson, which were combined into one large military facility in 2010.

History of Elmendorf/Ft Richardson

In 2005, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission directed the relocation of Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson to a combined unit within Anchorage. This new military base was completed in 2010 and dubbed Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Its main purpose is to provide highly trained military units who are prepared to defend U.S. interests worldwide.

Parks and Recreation

When you become an Elmendorf /Ft Richardson home buyer, you will be just a short drive away from several lovely parks and recreational facilities. Located on 20th Street within the base, you will find the Arctic Oasis Community Center. This facility boasts a vast array of great amenities including an indoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, an indoor playground, exercise equipment, an archery range and much more!

A popular park for fitness enthusiasts living in Elmendorf /Ft Richardson homes is Eagleglen Fitness Park. This park consists of two scenic trails for people who enjoy walking, jogging or cycling. There are future plans for adding picnic tables and a golf course to the park. Other parks you may want to visit that are near the base include Elderberry Park, Emerald Hills Park and Cuddy Family Midtown Park.

Attractions and Activities

Residents of real estate in Elmendorf /Ft Richardson do not have to look far to find fun things to do. The area is overflowing with locations that offer exciting outdoor activities, and some of the best are Flattop Mountain, Campbell Creek Gorge, Eagle River Nature Center, Mt. Baldy and Blueberry Hollow.

There are also a number of museums near Elmendorf /Ft Richardson AK homes, and some of the more popular ones include the Alaska Jewish Museum, Alaska Aviation Museum, Roundhouse Museum and the Alaska Heritage Museum. For great family type fun, you will love such attractions as the Alaska Zoo, Kinkaid Sand Dunes and the Alaska Experience Theater.

Special Events in Elmendorf/Ft Richardson

If you enjoy attending such special events as art exhibits and festivals, you will be happy to learn that there are several of these events held near Elmendorf /Ft Richardson real estate during the year. A popular event is the Girdwood Forest Fair, which takes place every July. Highlights of this celebration include live music, arts and crafts, thrilling performers, kid's games, and a parade.

Another fun event that takes place near Elmendorf /Ft Richardson homes for sale is the Annual Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. This event begins in late February and features native art exhibits, snow sculpture contests, a sled dog race and snowshoe softball. Other events that take place near Elmendorf /Ft Richardson Properties are Anchorage First Fridays Art Exhibits, the Iditarod and the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

Are you looking for a home in or near Joint Base Elmendorf/Ft Richardson? If so, Shari Boyd can help. There are several homes for sale in Elmendorf /Ft Richardson, and Shari can help you locate one that suits your needs. Stop searching today and call Shari Boyd Today!


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