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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Homer.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Homer ...

Homer is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Kachemak. It lies just northeast of Homer and has a population of 480 people.<1>

For comparison, Homer has a population of 5,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Seldovia   [Map]   277   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Anchor Point   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clam Gulch   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Diamond Ridge   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fox River   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fritz Creek   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Halibut Cove   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Happy Valley   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jakolof Bay   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Millers Landing   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nanwalek   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nikolaevsk   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ninilchik   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Port Graham   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Seldovia Village   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Homer ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Anchor Point   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Homer   [Map]
Aurora   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Clam Gulch   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Homer ...

Looking for more information about Homer? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Homer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Homer.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homer. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Alaska Parks

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Homer Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homer


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Homer ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Homer.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Seldovia Airport(SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SOV   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Graham Airport(IATA:PGM)   [Map]   PGM   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Nanwalek Airport(IATA:KEB)   [Map]   KEB   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ninilchik Airport   [Map]   NIN   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Homer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Homer. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NNE   117 miles [188.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   N   64 miles [103 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Seldovia Airport(SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SOV   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Graham Airport(IATA:PGM)   [Map]   PGM   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Nanwalek Airport(IATA:KEB)   [Map]   KEB   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ninilchik Airport   [Map]   NIN   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seldovia Airport   (SOV/PASO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Homer: www.homeralaska.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Homer.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Homer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Homer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Homer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6465, Longitude: -151.5371     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Homer), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Homer.



 
 
 

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