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Around Knik ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the south of Knik. Anchorage has a population of 288,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 12 miles [ km] to the northeast of Knik and has a population of 10,800 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Knik.<2>

  • Anchorage
  • Artesian Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian Village
    • Artesian Village lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Knik
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  • Big Lake
  • Chugiak
  • Eagle River
  • Fort Richardson
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Richardson
    • Fort Richardson lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Knik
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Gateway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gateway
      • Gateway lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gateway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
    • Houston
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Nancy Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Lake
      • Nancy Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Knik
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    • Point MacKenzie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point MacKenzie
      • Point MacKenzie lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point MacKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point MacKenzie
    • Tanaina
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanaina
      • Tanaina lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanaina have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wasilla
    • Wilson Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Village
      • Wilson Village lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Village

Curious and Interesting Names Near Knik ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Knik.

Airports Near Knik ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<5> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Knik and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Knik.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Knik: www.knik.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 Knik.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Knik) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knik. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4578, Longitude: -149.7289       In this case, the coordinates for Knik have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Knik), 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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