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Old 01-27-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Hello I have been looking for property in the kenai peninsula and would like some thoughts on the weather? And what's it like to live in the area? Anything you know will help me! Thank you
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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Never buy property in Alaska without checking it out in person, or by someone you trust. You might end up with a swamp, or with access problems in either summer or winter.

The Kenai ranges from suburban strip malls to total, roadless wilderness. The weather is totally different from east to west, and fairly different from north to south as well, though it's all cloudy by most standards, and relatively warm by Alaskan standards. Be more specific!
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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To illustrate Heathens point a little further:

Kenai is larger than 9 US States. The Kenai Borough is a little over 16,000 square miles. Granted that includes areas across a body of water that are inaccessible by road and not really part of the "peninsula."

Another way to look it, it falls halfway between the sq. mileage of Maryland and West Virginia.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Thanks guys and I am coming up in august to take a look at some properties, I found one in anchor point that I want to look into more, I know the property I want must have a river on it..does that give you more of a perspective? I want to be out of tone but not to far from one
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Anchor Point is about 20 miles north of Homer...which is the end of the Sterling Highway going south. Going north its an hour or so to the biggest town of Soldotna for less than major shopping. From there it's 3 hours to north to Anchorage by highway. Some nice country down that way and good fishing. There is the Anchor River that may have water front property available...or on the bluff overlooking Cook Inlet (saltwater).
Your best bet is to visit the 10 or so communities/towns we have on th epeninsula and see which area suits you.

Weather isn't much of a factor. We've been 35 to 50 degrees for the last month or more, and most all the snow is gone.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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Thank you so much and that weather doesn't sound bad at all, not a big deal then If I but property on an unmaintained road then? And I do a lot of hunting and fly fishing so I like that area for the fishing, a lot of people say it's nice
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Homer ak.
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check on water quality for a well. There is a lot of good water in that area. But do not take for granted.
And yes it has been warm all month it was 50 yesterday.
Any particular lot or area you are looking at I might know about the area.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Retiredinhomer, I found 3 pieces of property that are connected in anchor point and they have about 10 acres each
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: AK
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I wonder why it's always Anchor Point... must be the prices!

I live in the area. Let me know what you're looking at and I'll let you know if it's worth it or not. There's plenty of good stuff, but plenty of soggy stuff as well.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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29532 Chakok River Street, I found property on this road...good or bad?
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