Thank you so much for your willingness to answer my questions. I had just about given up. I have done a lot of research online, but I still want to know more. Is Homer a good town to raise kids? Is it really as beautiful as the pictures that I have seen online? Is it a friendly community? I would enjoy making new friends. What are winters like? I am not worried about snow, I love snow. We don't get much snow here in Kentucky. I am interested in seeing the Northern Lights, can you view them there in Homer like you can in areas like Fairbanks? Finding work will not be a concern as I run a home-based business that is completely internet based. I am also currently writing a book. Is there good medical care in the area? How about a veterinarian, as I have several
tiny dogs. I would like to know about housing. I would probably need to rent at first, but then I am hoping to buy a home. I have read on some of the websites that some people in Alaska have hard feelings against people from the lower 48 that move up there, is that true? I just want to start over in a peaceful and beautiful place for many reasons. I hope I have not asked too many questions. I will be waiting anxiously for your answers.
Yes, Homer is a great place to raise kids. I raised/am raising 4 here myself and know people to moved Outside only to return to raise their children because of the violence, etc that is not present to that degree ion Homer.
It is absolutely gorgeous here. The view at the top of BayCrest Hill will either make you gasp for breath or you are dead or blind. It's truly that simple. That said, I want to remind you that we DO live in AK where the weather chages fairly qwuickly and when the clouds move in, you would not know there were mountains or an ocean out there if you had not already seen it. It can look quite ethereal at times.
I have seen Aurora B many times from my house. I can see them from my dining room, wehich makes it convenient for me. Other people see them here too but it is probably not as vivid as what can be seen from Fairbanks and colder places around the state.
Glad to hear you have that business because Homerites are mostly willing to make money any legal way. What I mean is, you may come here with an engineering degree, having been the BEST engineer ever, but if you want to live in Homer, you might end up being the manager of the local Subway because that's how you can get income and still live in the best place ever.
I do not know what kind of money you have but if you've got it, there are PLENTY places to buy here. You do not HAVE to rent but it might be best if you did, so you can get a feel for which part of town you want to live. Each of your micro-communities here are of a different flavor. Look me up when you come to town. We'll talk. There are several smaller communities skirting Homer. I am sure youll find at least one you like and want to live in.
I cannot speak for everyone in Homer, but I think it safe to say that hardly ANY one here is prejudice against Outsiders. If you want to live in Homer, then you'll come to love and respect it like the rest of us and you'll care and take care of her. No one will come after you or harrass you. We are not that kind of community.
Homer is a great place to live. It is neither Heaven, nor Eden. It is beautiful but we all pick up afyer ourselves and others. We show respect and want that back. We'll love you if you love us and where we live.
I hope this helps. Ask details or other questions if you want.
I hope this all works out for you.