Kachemak is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 472 people and just one neighborhood, Kachemak is the 51st largest community in Alaska.
Real Estate Prices
Kachemak real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Kachemak house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Kachemak isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kachemak are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kachemak is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kachemak who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), farm management occupations (11.15%) and teaching (8.51%).
In addition, many people in Kachemak have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.22% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kachemak has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kachemak has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kachemak than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kachemak may be for you.
One of the nice things about Kachemak is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.