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.
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
Overall, Kachemak’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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.
Kachemak is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.