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Why Kodiak

Discover Alaska’s Emerald Isle

Kodiak Island is the Alaska of your dreams – a mountainous, forested, oceanfront paradise of natural beauty, outdoor adventures with the nearby conveniences of a well-connected, small town. Plus, it even has golf!

The climate is northern-marine temperate, so it’s cool in summer when the rest of the U.S. is sweltering hot and mild in winter when places like the East Coast are frozen in a polar vortex.

Located south of the Kenai Peninsula, a quick 45-minute flight from Anchorage, Kodiak is America’s second-largest island, at 100 miles long by 70 miles wide, and nearly twice the size of Delaware. There is only one major community, the City of Kodiak (pop. 6,013) and half a dozen traditional Alaska Native villages

The vast majority of the island is raw nature – and your playground.

The sheer abundance of wildlife on Kodiak Island is almost overwhelming. Imagine sitting on your deck watching bald eagles land atop tall spruce trees, searching the ocean below for their next meal. Or enjoying a family time with whales in the distance blowing streams of mist into the air. Wherever you look, you will find a truly amazing Alaska view.

You can fish offshore for halibut, rockfish, cod, salmon and much more. Take a hike or ATV ride into the vast forests for black-tailed deer, buffalo, mountain goats, foxes and bears. Slip on waders and step into rivers packed with all five species of Pacific salmon and multiple species of trout. Think a 10-pound bass is a big fish? Then you’ve never hooked into a king salmon.

The City of Kodiak is home to Alaska’s largest fishing fleet, giving you dockside access to the freshest seafood available anywhere on Earth. Until 1799, it was the capital of Russian America, and reminders can be seen in the spires of Orthodox churches.

Alaska Native people have inhabited the Kodiak area for at least 7,500 years, and Alutiiq dancers perform downtown in summertime. The City of Kodiak is surprisingly diverse – you’ll hear many languages spoken here, including English, Alutiiq, Russian, Tagalog, Spanish and Aleut.

The city makes it easy to get virtually anything you need within 10 minutes’ drive of Cliff Point, from groceries, hardware and boating/outdoor gear to medical care to fast food, locally brewed beer and authentic sushi. On top of all that, Kodiak is home to several excellent coffeehouses, something Alaska is known for.

Each summer, Kodiak hosts multiple activities. Crabfest, the locals’ favorite annual festival, and the community parade signify that summer has started. From the local golf course to the island’s very own state fair and rodeo to hitting some waves with your surf board, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Explore farther and you’ll find many things to do and see on the rest of the island. The 1.9 million-acre Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is home to many species of the area’s wildlife, and the Kodiak Brown Bear Center will take you on the bear-viewing adventure of a lifetime.

When you consider you’ll have access to all this cultural and natural beauty from a luxury home with concierge services, there’s simply no other place like Cliff Point Estates on Alaska’s gorgeous Emerald Isle.

As the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Each season offers diverse adventures and scenery unique to Kodiak Island for anyone yearning for the path less traveled.”

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