Sterling is small community of just under 5,000 sits on the beautiful Kenai River. Sterling is located 143 road miles south of Anchorage and 10 miles north of the city of Soldotna. This charming town has more to offer than meets the eye. Originally named Naptowne, Sterling has it’s roots like many Alaskan towns in homesteading. Since it’s humble beginning it has transformed into an outdoor paradise. From fishing to canoeing this city is a great place to live and work.
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Sterling Real Estate: Homes for Sale
The Sterling Economy:
Sterling is located on the Kenai River and the Moose River. Fishing and all the jobs associated with fishing make this a hustling town in the summer months. Many fishing guidings and outfitters are in Sterling. The area has multiple boat launches and bed & breakfast options to choose from. There is even a distillery called High Mark Distillery. Sterling is also a bedroom community for Kenai & Soldotna given is short distance from town. In fact many self-employed people settle in Sterling with a multitude of businesses such as specialty bakeries, hunting guides, and construction.
There is one public school, Sterling Elementary School. One private school Academy of Higher Learning. Most students travel to Soldotna for the higher grades, homeschooling is also an option for many families.
Sterling Quality of Life & Parks:
The Kenai River is a one of the best fishing spots in the state! Sterling also has the Moose River that cuts through the town and meets the Kenai River at a popular camp groud and boa launch. There are a few great parks in Sterling the Izaack Walton State Campground, Bings Landing, and Morgan’s Landing Campground. The extensive park system has hundred of acres to fish, camp, hike and canoe. Birding is also a popular activity.
Dining &Shopping in Sterling:
There are a few culinary choices in from Chloe’s Choice Cafe, Magpies Pizzeria, and Suzies Cafe. There is a local bar with music called Moosequitos. This quant town has more outdoor pursuits than shopping and dinning. Sterling is a quiet beautiful place full of Alaskan wilderness. If its the outdoors that indices you or the lure of the Kenai river, Sterling is a great place to call home.