Real Estate in Homer
A Great Place to Live and Play!
Homer’s 5,000 plus residents appreciate that Homer has plenty of amenities, options for entertainment and world-class outdoor activities, all while maintaining a small-town feel.
Living in Alaska presents many opportunities and challenges, and finding a home is often one of them. Luckily, Homer has an active real estate market. Average home prices and rents on the Kenai Peninsula are among the lowest in the State. Housing, which is typically a family’s largest expenditure, is 21% less expensive in Homer than Anchorage.
The diversity and quality of health care services available in Homer is notable. South Peninsula Hospital is Homer’s full-service hospital offering a wide range of general and specialty services in a patient-focused and state-of-the-art facility. It, combined with Homer’s wide variety of highly skilled complimentary medical practitioners, provides residents with the highest quality, comprehensive health and wellness care.
A Great Place to Raise Kids!
Great schools, relatively low crime, and lots of parks, playgrounds and outdoor pursuits are part of the package that makes Homer great for children.
Recreation - world class opportunities in every season
Homer has 17 dedicated public parks with amenities ranging from playgrounds, ballfields, disc golf course, skate park, fishing lagoon, picnic areas, campsites and trails, and vast stretches of undeveloped beaches and inter-tidal zones.
Additionally, the City of Homer’s Parks & Recreation and other nonprofit community groups organize many youth clubs and programs, ranging from sports, nature education, visual and theatrical arts, music, wilderness leadership, engineering/design and more.
Early Childhood Education - new families are supported in Homer
Homer has eleven licensed child care providers, Head Start, a Title 1 Preschool Program at Paul Banks Elementary School, an infant learning program and a private pre-school education program.
Schools - your choice of high quality public school options
Homer has three public elementary schools; one public charter school a middle school and a high school - all part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Two of the schools (McNeil Canyon and West Homer Elementary) earned the distinguished Alaska Blue Ribbon School designation for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.
Parents also have the choice of two optional programs. Flex is an alternative high school for students that want to move at their own pace or that are graduating in three years because they can work faster while at the same time achieving proficiency. Connections is the school district’s supported home school program, giving families direct access to tutors, counselors, academic support materials and funds through the program’s Homer office.