Where to Live
Rentals range from $900 to $1,100 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. Median house or condominium value is $395,696.
How to Get Around
Daily jet service, air taxis, air charters, helicopter services and the state ferry are all available methods of transportation in and out of Sitka.
Air: Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT) is a five-minute drive from downtown Sitka, and has one runway, which operational year-round. Alaska Airlines flies to Sitka year-round, and can be taken to Juneau, Ketchikan, and Seattle. Delta operates seasonally, with flights to Seattle. Regional seaplane companies like Alaska Seaplanes can shuttle passengers to other Southeast Alaska destinations.
Road: Sitka is on Baranof Island, with only 14 miles of road from one end of the island to the other, and no roads to mainland Alaska.
Water: The Alaska Marine Highway System offers daily, year-round ferry service to and from Sitka to many coastal communities in Southeast Alaska, including Juneau and Haines. Ferries can accommodate cars, so a popular option is to take a ferry from Sitka to Haines, where there is access to mainland Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.