in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
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Geography and Climate
- The community is located on the Kenai Peninsula about 1.5 miles northwest of Homer on the Sterling Highway. It lies just south of Anchor Point.
- January temperatures range from 4 to 22 °F. July temperatures vary from 46 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches.
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History and Culture
- In the summer of 1778, Captain James Cook and crews of the Resolution and Discovery sailed into the Inlet looking for a Northwest Passage. Nearby Homer was first settled in the late 1800s. Diamond Ridge is a local name, first reported in the 1950s by the USGS. The ridge for which the community is named is at 1,100 ft. elevation and is five miles long.
- The community is a relatively large residential area, outside the city limits of Homer. Residents are primarily non-Native.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- The Sterling Highway provides access to Anchorage. Nearby Homer offers an airport, state ferry access, and docking and boat-launching facilities.
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