Living in Sitka Alaska

Uncover the surroundings of Sitka Alaska and discover the diversity of this area from pristine waterways, outdoor sporting activities, destination retreats and endless untouched beauty.

Destination; Sitka Alaska

By Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty / Dean Jones

Modern Sitka is a thriving community, strategically located on the shipping and airlines between the Lower 48 states and Canada and the growing Asia-Pacific Region. With one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, Sitka attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year via Alaska Airlines jet service, major cruise line visits, the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system, and by private plane and boat. Sitka prides itself on its diverse cultural heritage and offers a glimpse of a unique chapter of American history while also serving as a gateway to explore the largest temperate rainforest in the world. Sitka Alaska is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and culturally rich history and community including twenty-two places on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sitka offers small town charm and outdoor recreation that’s the envy of the West Coast. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing and simply experiencing all this dynamic town has to offer. You'll enjoy 360 degrees of beachfront, spectacular views, abundant wildlife and your own mini forest with stately cedar and spruce trees. Located just minutes from Sitka the ideal spot for boating and fishing (as well as shrimping, crabbing and clamming.)

The region boasts a mild climate thereby being a popular market for second homes. In fact, many are private islands that can be purchased with homes or awaiting a vision for a family compound in all seasons. Sitka is a frequent destination for avid fishermen and is world-renowned for yachting and water enthusiasts.

Sitka enjoys one of the most diversified economies in the entire State of Alaska. Strong sectors exist in commercial fishing and fish processing; health care; cruise ship, and independent tourism; education; and government. And for the savvy investors, Alaska is the state with the lowest state tax burden in the United States making doing business in Alaska a smart investment.

Where to Stay

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