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Top Ten Reasons for Someone to live in Ketchikan
By Kayleigh Martin



June 3, 2007

Top Ten Reasons for Someone to live in Ketchikan

10. The mixture of sea and mountains creates a majestic backdrop for our community.
09. One can drive for 5 miles or take a boat for 5 minutes and be on a beach where there isn't another person in sight or to be heard.
08. A person can hike into the woods either off or on the trail and wonder how long it has been since someone has been there.
07. Our Gas may be nearly 3.50 a gallon but we don't have 2 or 3 hour commutes regardless of traffic or construction
06. It may rain more days then not but when it isn't raining we enjoy it all the more.
05. No matter where you go there is always someone you know
04. We can walk down any street without fear of being shot, mugged, or worse.
03. When a family has a disaster the community pulls together to raise funds to help them out.
02. There is always something to go and do, organizations to join, and volunteer oppurtunities to become closer and part of our community.

And the best thing about Ketchikan,

It's our community, it is where we make our living, it is where our kids will learn about life, and this is our home.

There will always be projects going on that we think are detrimental to the community, there will always be projects in the works that we think will become a great asset to the community. Money will always be an issue when you live in an island community of Alaska; everything is more expensive. But for me these 10 reasons outweigh any of the bad that I feel may happening at this point in time. That is why I still live here. Take a few minutes and remember why you are here. If you can't think of 10 things you like or love about Ketchikan, and if those 10 items aren't enough to balance out the bad, then you should probably be thinking about leaving.

Kayleigh Martin
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 1, 2007 - Published June 02, 2007

About: 24 year resident and community volunteer.

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