Alaska November 01, 2016
The Tiny Town In Alaska Where You Can Retire In Peace And Never Pay Taxes
When you can actually sit back and relax with the peace of mind that you are completely free from debt – now THAT is what “life goals” are really made of. Not paying property taxes and actually owning your land and dwelling outright is a very liberating feeling that screams
sweet, sweet freedom. If that is something that appeals to you, you’ll love this tiny community in southeast Alaska.
The stunningly beautiful community of Port Alexander is located at the southeastern corner on Baranof Island. Nestled in the thick temperate rain-forest of the Tongass National Forest, Port Alexander is appealing for many reasons. The incredibly nice residents that are warm and welcoming, the spectacular outdoor opportunities, the undeniable natural beauty, the peaceful way of life and the comfortable coastal climate are just a few of the reasons that this community is so attractive to outsiders.
Port Alexander is a tiny community with less than 100 households where everyone truly knows everyone.
Although this community is very small today, it used to be a thriving destination with over 2,500 residents back in the 1920s when the commercial fishing boom was taking effect. It was even once known as the 'salmon fishing capital of the world.'
The moderate coastal climate and the immense beauty of the Tongass National Forest make it hard not to fall in love with this special place.
Quite a change from other parts of interior, western and south-central Alaska, averages temperatures in Port Alexander are around 40 degrees all winter long. The summertime has average temperatures between 65-80 which is just perfect for anything you'd want to do outdoors.
There are tons of spectacular nearby neighboring destinations on Baranof Island that you can vacation to, without breaking the bank!
With 1,607 square miles to explore on this island alone, you'll love checking out the natural hot springs or the charming town of Sitka. Neighboring islands that are quite incredible include Prince of Wales Island and Chicagof Island.
Live off the land; enjoy premium Sitka black-tail deer and bear hunting, as well as plentiful saltwater fishing opportunities.
Because you're already saving money by not paying property taxes, so you might as well take it up a notch and fill the freezer without needing to head to a grocery store.
For fun you can go hiking, biking, fishing or camping.
Plus, you'll always have a million dollar view.
Or you can enjoy the beautiful water that surrounds you and combine a kayaking excursion with wildlife viewing.
Too close for comfort with that bear cub? We think so!
Once the bears go into the woods you can pull ashore and enjoy dinner over campfire.
In absolute peace! With nothing but the sounds of the waves crashing in the backdrop.
If peace and quite is what you're after - you'll love calling this place HOME.
A simple life never looked (or felt) so good!
If you love southeast Alaska as much as we do, check out
these 15 reasons to drop everything and visit the panhandle ASAP! While you’re at it, check out this one little town that is Alaska’s best kept secret. Also, we dare you not to fall in love with Juneau after watching this phenomenal video.