About Homer, Alaska
Homer, Alaska is known for magestic panoramic view of ocean, sky, and mountains. Homer Spit is one of the most famous viewpoints. You will find Homer full of artists from painters to jewelry designers.
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As of 2009, Homer's population is 5,691 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.99 percent.
The median home cost in Homer is $162,010. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.60 percent.
Compared to the rest of the country, Homer's cost of living is 13.37% Higher than the U.S. average.
Hilly terrain. Flat lands close to coast and river plains.
Sandhill Cranes at Homer
Homer is known as the Halibut Capital of the World. Homer is also called the Alaska Gateway to Bear Viewing. Homer is home to a thriving art community with many art galleries and festive activities.
Homer is known as the "Banana Belt" of Alaska due to its milder weather. Homer, AK, gets 25 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 55 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 143.
On average, there are 135 sunny days per year in Homer, AK. The July high is around 61 degrees. The January low is 17. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 92 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Tips from Halcyon Heights Bed and Breakfast, Homer Alaska
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
- Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby May 1 thru September 30
- Independence Day Parade - July 4
- ARTrageous August - July 10 - September 15
- 2010 Winter Carnival - Early February
- 2010 Winter King Tournament - march
- 2010 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival - May 6 - May 9
- First Friday Art Walk - Monthly - Free Finger food, Meet real artists,
- 2010 Nutcracker Ballet Show - early December
- 2010 Annual Documentary Festival - Mid- September
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Grewingk Glacier View from Halcyon Heights
Eagle sitting on shore of Homer Spit