Bay Realty Blog: Homer Alaska...Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea

Homer Alaska...Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea

Homer Alaska… Some say the Eighth Wonder of the World.

 

People come to Homer Alaska and fall in love; Not with other people but with Homer. It is really one of a kind. There is no other place in the world like Homer Alaska. There are many names for Homer…Shangri-La, Banana Belt of Alaska, End of the Road, Aspen of Alaska, Halibut Capital of the World and the local favorite…. Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea

 

The first time you see Homer from the top of the hill it is breathtaking. The beauty of it all is hard to take in. No matter what the season, standing at top looking at Kachemak Bay, Glaciers, The Homer spit, Cook Inlet and the Volcanoes glistening in the brilliant colored Ocean is just plain memorizing.  There are some who come up over the hill and stop at the overview and see Homer for the first time, fall in love and never go back to where they came from. As you look down and see Homer nestled in at the bottom of the hill and

the Homer Spit reaching out to the end of the sea….

You understand why we call it the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea.

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Homer is one of the most unique places you will ever find to live or visit. The scenery is beautiful but so are the people! You can be anything you want to be in Homer. I like to say you can be anonymous or you can be the mayor… your choice. In some ways it is like stepping back in time. People are kind and generous. We don’t have road rage or traffic jams. We have one stop light and one 4 way stop that people still have not figured out the rules for who has the right away. People are polite they don’t honk at people who don’t hit the gas pedal as soon as the light turns green. It’s just a nice place to live. People still help people. It is like an eclectic Happy Days. We still have parades and people enjoy them

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Homer is located about 250 miles south of Anchorage. There is only one road to Homer, Sterling Highway, which is actually HWY 1 which ends at the spit…. Hence the name End of the Road or where the road ends and the sea begins. The end of the spit is a beach…and it is something everyone should be lucky enough to see someday! I was with some folks from Germany who called it the 8th Wonder of the World….I know I feel pretty lucky to be able to live here and be part of this wonderful community!

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Comment balloon 21 commentsDebra Leisek • April 01 2017 07:30AM

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Your photos and descriptions took my breath away. I can imagine coming around a corner and seeing the vista in your first picture. Aaaaah.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 11 months ago

Good morning Debra.  Gorgeous pictures and what a wonderful description of Homer.  Did you know the Mershons?  Dan & Christy?  They were high school classmates.

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 11 months ago

What a beautiful place, Debra... really makes me want to jump on a plane and fly right over to see it all first-hand.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

Good morning Debra. Oh my what a beautiful post about the special place where you live and work. I love your photos and admire your enthusiasm.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

Were it up to me, I would be a resident of Homer yesday with a second place more remote on a freshwater lake. But...Sandy says no!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) 11 months ago

Debra,

We have a short trip planned this summer in Juneau.  After reading your post, we will be back to check out Homer.  Your pictures are spectacular.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

Gorgeous photos of gorgeous scenery.  Sounds like you found your perfect place to call Home - R

 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 11 months ago

hello Kat Palmiotti  thank you so much... it is quite a beautiful thing to see...

 

hello Carol Williams  I did know Dan and Christy. Not sure if she is still living in Homer but I think she is.

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Come on Up Nina Hollander .... wait till it thawas out though... I dont think you would like this snow and ice melt....You are always welcome!

Hello Sheila Anderson I really do love it here... thank you very much!

 

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

well maybe one step at a time Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  You can come visit and she might fall in love with that view and never leave!

thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel You really should make Homer a destination! you wont regret it!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Hello Belinda Spillman It really is a very special place! You should visit sometime!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Debra, reading this post makes me want to revisit Homer AL.  My husband and I were there in 2007. We agree ... "The beauty of it all is hard to take in. ....standing at top looking at Kachemak Bay, Glaciers, The Homer spit, Cook Inlet and the Volcanoes glistening in the brilliant colored Ocean is just plain memorizing.Thanks for the photos and the memories!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) 11 months ago

Hello Rebecca Gaujot It really is something special!! Please stop in and say hello when you visit again! Thank you so much!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Yes it is beautiful, and I see they have Subway (sandwiches).

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) 11 months ago

Hello Jim Cheney  We do have a Subway and a McDonalds... that is the total of fast food! thank you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

How wide an area do you cover for Real Estate? There can not be enough home sales in Homer to keep body and soul together.

Posted by Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character (Skyline Home Loans) 11 months ago

Hello Matt Brady we cover a pretty large geographical area.... aabout 80 miles on the road system plus we sell across the bay waterfront property, even an island or two!  thank you for stopping by....

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Hello Debra

Wonderful photos and your post has been featured to the group:

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) 11 months ago

Hey Robert Vegas Bob Swetz   thank you very much!!!  YOu must be way busy! when are you coming up in May?

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Hello,

My father went to Alaska several times to fish. I joined him on his last trip when he was in his 80s and we went to Homer. I still have the T shirt!  Beautiful place.

Posted by Margaret Mitchell, Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty) 10 months ago

Hello Margaret Mitchell I am glad you and your dad visited Homer together and hope you can return one day!
Thank you so much

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 10 months ago

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