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The location of Houston









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Houston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Houston. Anchorage has a population of 294,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Houston and has a population of 10,200 people.

For comparison, Houston has a population of 2,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Houston and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Palmer   [Map]   7,209   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Artesian Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Butte   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gateway   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Knik   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Susitna   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Willow   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Houston ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Houston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? 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 Houston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Houston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Houston. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Houston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Houston


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

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 Houston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Big Lake Airport (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   ESE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Willow Airport (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goose Bay Airport (FAA ID: Z40)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Merrill Fld. (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Houston.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   SSW   148 miles [238.2 km]
Fairbanks Intl.  (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   NNE   228 miles [366.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   SW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Big Lake Airport (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   ESE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Willow Airport (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goose Bay Airport (FAA ID: Z40)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Merrill Fld. (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Talkeetna Airport   (TKA/PATK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skwentna Airport   (SKW/PASW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Houston.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houston) 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 Houston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6301, Longitude: -149.8138     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Houston), 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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