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Old 05-10-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Eagle River, AK
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Hi again! So my family and I found a place and I was wondering if anyone had some 1st hand experience with Timber Ridge Apartments in the Fire Lake area. I found some good info on schools in the area and I heard that the mosquitos might be worse there. Does anyone know if it is a 'walkable' area, maybe to a small store or whatnot . I love to be outside and I am hoping I wouldn't have to take my girls for walks around the parking lot I could always join a gym and I know there are trails but not needing a vehicle while my husband is at work for awhile would be awesome (and it is easier to get up and go whenever we want). Thanks for the input
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Personally, can't help you because I rarely go into Eagle River proper, just drive past on the highway.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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If you really want to experience everything get a second vehicle. How are you gonna get the girls to the doctors office if your husband has the car at work? Contrary to the popular green opinion Anchorage and Eagle River aren't walkable communities especially in the winter with small children. My wife would have gone ape s**t if I left her at home with no ride. She drove the new car and I got around in a rust bucket beater....
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Eagle River, AK
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If you really want to experience everything get a second vehicle. How are you gonna get the girls to the doctors office if your husband has the car at work? Contrary to the popular green opinion Anchorage and Eagle River aren't walkable communities especially in the winter with small children. My wife would have gone ape s**t if I left her at home with no ride. She drove the new car and I got around in a rust bucket beater....
That is what we normally do, however I was hoping during the warmer weather I could have had that as an option and waited a little bit longer to get a 2nd car. But from the info I am gathering it will be better to do it sooner rather than later. Plus I am not a homebody and like to be on the move so I guess we will be dishing out the $ for a 2nd car sooner. Thanks for the input
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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That is what we normally do, however I was hoping during the warmer weather I could have had that as an option and waited a little bit longer to get a 2nd car. But from the info I am gathering it will be better to do it sooner rather than later. Plus I am not a homebody and like to be on the move so I guess we will be dishing out the $ for a 2nd car sooner. Thanks for the input
Anchorage has numerous car dealerships. Good thing is you won't have to pay sales tax.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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Can you say craigslist? Lots of cars there. Not sure if you're military or not, but if so, there is always the Lemon Lot on base with plenty of good deals.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: part way up Mt. Magnificent
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Have you done a search for that complex?

I looked at http://www.apartmentratings.com/ whenever I was looking for an apartment, and it helped me NOT choose quite a few places in the past.

Nothing beats a good grounds-walking though, or just asking people that live there. I would walk around a little and just call out to people like a crazy woman and ask if they liked the complex or not. Never had anyone NOT talk to me about it.




Shan
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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I lived there. There are new owners now so maybe the quality has gone up. But it's definitely livable. It's across the street from an elementary school (where I work) and Fred Meyers (a supermarket) is a five minute walk away. You would also be very close to a bike trail, literally, right off the parking lot. Each apartment is different so I can speak for them all but I had a lot of problems with my apartment, the maintenance and management. Again though, there's new owners. Good luck, I hope this helps!
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Eagle River, AK
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Thanks for all the info! I am here now, so far so good . The new property management team seems nice, I have only been here for 3 weeks. But I will post on apartmentratings.com for future inquiriers. I found the bike trail and the park at the elementary school. I like that Fred Meyer is within walking distance. I am not much of a sit still person so the area works for me for now. I do really like Eagle River as much as I have seen. Oh and for the record Alaska is the most majestic and captivating place I have ever seen, and I have only been here 3 weeks so there is still a ton to see. I think it is easy to lose yourself (i.e. stresses and worries) here when everytime you turn around you see magnificant mountain peaks and wildlife. I feel less self consumed and more awakened and aware of my surroundings. My thoughts have simplified more living here. There is so much I want to see and do. Sorry for the rambles, but when my plane landed my breath was taken away.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info! I am here now, so far so good . The new property management team seems nice, I have only been here for 3 weeks. But I will post on apartmentratings.com for future inquiriers. I found the bike trail and the park at the elementary school. I like that Fred Meyer is within walking distance. I am not much of a sit still person so the area works for me for now. I do really like Eagle River as much as I have seen. Oh and for the record Alaska is the most majestic and captivating place I have ever seen, and I have only been here 3 weeks so there is still a ton to see. I think it is easy to lose yourself (i.e. stresses and worries) here when everytime you turn around you see magnificant mountain peaks and wildlife. I feel less self consumed and more awakened and aware of my surroundings. My thoughts have simplified more living here. There is so much I want to see and do. Sorry for the rambles, but when my plane landed my breath was taken away.
Yeah for you!!!!! You will have to keep us up to date on your families new experiences
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