The Kenai Peninsula featured heavily in a recent study of the best Alaskan communities for young families. The study was conducted by the financial literacy website nerdwallet.com and was featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Petersburg was hailed the most family-friendly place in Alaska, based on home prices, average incomes, schools ratings and overall growth.
At #6 Homer was the first place on the Peninsula to gain recognition. The “creative” city was highlighted for its focus on the arts and local food scene.
Kenai was next at #7, and perfect for “nature-loving families” with bountiful opportunities for fishing, birding and wildlife observation.
At #8 was Nikiski, with the annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun festival and its proximity to Captain Cook State Recreation Area.
Seward capped off the list at #10, for “abundant parks, especially the beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park, [and] the city’s open areas provide plentiful opportunities to enjoy the surrounding wildlife.”