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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Kachemak real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kachemak is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
Another important characteristic of Kachemak is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kachemak has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kachemak a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.