Live In Kenai

Press Release:

City Of Kenai Launches Campaign to Promote Growing Community

Kenai, AK

The City of Kenai launches a new campaign, “The Best Place to Alaska” with the intention of showcasing the city’s authentic lifestyle, residential benefits, and growing opportunities.

The Heart of the Kenai Peninsula

Alaska's Playground

Known as “Alaska’s Playground,” the Kenai Peninsula is endowed with recreational opportunities formed by its abundance of rivers, trails, and mountains.

8 Things To See In Old Town Kenai

Old Town Kenai

The City of Kenai has plenty of natural wonders and wildlife, but behind all the beauty lies a community that is rich in history and cultural assets.

Life In Kenai

Life in Kenai is replete with a higher quality of life along with the benefits of living in a scenic and thriving community.

With lower taxes per capita and affordable housing opportunities, Kenai gives families more opportunities to prosper.

Kenai gives families the opportunity to enjoy small town pleasures without traffic congestion and long commutes. Despite its size, Kenai is home to multiple grocery stores, shopping districts, and the conveniences most often associated with larger cities.

Schools In Kenai

Considered one of the best places to raise a family in Alaska, schools in Kenai provide a strong education for children of all ages. As part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, students in Kenai enjoy smaller class sizes and a curriculum that empowers young learners to positively shape their futures.

There are three traditional public schools, 1 alternative high school, 2 charter schools, and a variety of private and Montessori schools. Parents can rest assured that their children will receive the best education in a community that values families and learning.

kids playing on a playground

Homes In Kenai

Kenai boasts plenty of housing opportunities for families of every income level. Single-family and multi-tenant housing exists throughout the community with prices that are lower than the state average. The average home sale price in Kenai is $219,976, which is nearly 34% lower than the average in the state of Alaska.

With the scenery surrounding Kenai, residents of Kenai enjoy mountain views, short drives to the beach, and access to a variety of city parks. The historic Old Town Kenai district gives its residents an opportunity to see what life on the Kenai Peninsula looked like long before Alaska achieved statehood.

Parks In Kenai

Kenai is home to over 358 acres of park and open space, which gives our community plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Alaska with friends and family. From the wide open expanse of North Beach to the trails and boardwalks around town, parks in Kenai give our residents and visitors plenty of ways to stay active. 

There are twenty parks in total within our park system, which includes hiking trails, scenic view points, playgrounds, Little League fields, and beaches. 

Erik Hansen Scout Park in Kenai

Shopping &
Dining In Kenai

Kenai grocery opportunities include Safeway, Walmart, Three Bears Alaska, and Country Foods IGA.

Kenai also offers popular shopping stores like Home Depot along with a wide variety of locally owned and operated retail stores.

Popular dining establishments in Kenai include the iconic Louie’s Steak & Seafood, The Flats Bistro, Charlotte’s Restaurant, Main Street Tap & Grill, Veronica’s Old Town Cafe, and many more. There is no lack of quality dining for residents and travelers alike.