Homer – Community Spotlight

Dated: March 25 2020

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Affectionately referred to as a “small drinking village with a fishing problem,” Homer is a great choice for those who love the ocean, the arts, and prefer a little milder weather. It’s easy to bike down to the world famous Homer Spit and watch the boats come in at the harbor, or watch the sea otters play in the bay. With a population of just under 5000 people, this city is smaller than neighboring Soldotna or Kenai but still has the convenience of in-town living. There are several notable events that take place in homer such as the Homer Halibut Derby or the Shorebird Festival. Homer residents are known for being more eco-friendly, more liberal leaning, but just like anywhere in Alaska all are welcome! Nearby traditional Russian villages give the town a rich cultural heritage. Homer also has a hospital, airport, and branch of the local college.

Map of Homer Alaska


West Homer Elementary School

Paul Banks Elementary

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Fireweed Academy (k-12)

Homer Middle School

Homer High School

Homer Flex School

Kechemak Bay Campus – Kenai Peninsula College








South Peninsula Hospital

Provider Directory


Homer Police

Fire Department

State Troopers


Animal Shelter

Homer Vet Clinic

Things to do

Parks and Recreation


Homer Golf Course

Festivals and Events

Movie Theater

Islands and Oceans Visitor Center

Community Theater

Pratt Museum


Homer Municipal Airport




Alaska Jobs Center Network

Real Estate


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Teresa Winter

I was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. I started my career in the oilfield both in North Kenai and on the North Slope. I worked for NOAA doing climate change research in Barrow and th....

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