Any time you move it can be stressful even if you are familiar with the area. If you are moving to Alaska and have never been or are moving from another area of Alaska a great place to start is to look at Alaska Real Estate in the area that you are moving to. Moving to areas like Soldotna or Kenai Alaska means that you should focus your house searches on Soldotna Real Estate and Kenai Real Estate. By doing research on the areas that you want to move to you will find that it is helpful so that you know more about where you want to move.
Soldotna is located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and has around 5,000 residents and the area has slowly been growing throughout the years. Many find it appealing because it is located close to the banks of the Kenai River and is on the Peninsula. It is also appealing to residents because of the climate. The climate is considered to be moderate and has cool summers and the winters are snowy and long but not very cold compared to other locations throughout Alaska. A real high point of living in the area is the close proximity to the Kenai National Wildlife refuge which offers great camping and hiking opportunities.
Soldotna Real Estate is extremely varied and there are plenty of houses and apartments for rent and sale. There are also various lots and land for sale. Houses range in prices from $90,000 to as high as $350,000. The prices are based on the size of the house and the amount of property that you also get. On average two bedroom two bathroom houses are prices around $150,000. Many of the homes are two story or single family homes that were built in the late 90s and early 2000s. Even though the homes are older many of them are extremely well done and feature hardwood floors and updated appliances.
If you are looking for another city that is located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough then Kenai may be just the place for you. The population of Kenai is higher than Soldotna and is steadily growing. Kenai much like Soldotna has a moderate subarctic climate that has cool summers and long snowy winters. Even though the winters are long and snowy they are mild and not that cold compared to other locations in Alaska. Houses in this area are a bit higher priced than in Soldotna with the average price for a 2 or 3 bedroom houses and 2 bedroom bathrooms being over $200,000. There are also several larger houses for sale that have 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Houses of this size are custom homes for sale that also feature cabins and duplexes on the property. This type of home is great for someone that is looking for an income property that they can rent out to help pay off the mortgage. This type of home is also great for a vacation rental. Houses in this area have a more rustic but modern feel to them as they are built to look and feel like log cabins but the interior has been fully upgraded.