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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Knik Heights.

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Around Knik Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It lies just north of Knik Heights. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Knik Heights and has a population of 9,700 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Houston   [Map]   2,290   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Palmer   [Map]   7,000   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Whittier   [Map]   214   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alyeska   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Artesian Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Girdwood   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Hope   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Indian   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Knik   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Sunrise   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Knik Heights ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anchorage   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Knik Heights   [Map]
Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Homesite Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hope   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Rogers Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Turnagain Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wonder Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Knik Heights. 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
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska


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 Knik Heights ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hope Airport   [Map]   5HO   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Girdwood Airport   [Map]   AQY   ESE   24 miles [38.6 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 Knik Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Knik Heights. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   E   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hope Airport   [Map]   5HO   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Girdwood Airport   [Map]   AQY   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   NNE   33 miles [53.1 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks 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
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knik Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1050, Longitude: -149.7917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knik Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Knik Heights), 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 Knik Heights.