Wasilla’s advantageous location along the George Parks Highway and the Alaska Railroad make it a strategic link between Anchorage and Fairbanks, the largest population centers and transportation hubs of Southcentral and Interior Alaska. The scenic commute between Wasilla and Anchorage takes less than an hour.
Surrounded by majesty, Wasilla sits between two river valleys carved by prehistoric glaciers. The city is sheltered from extreme weather by the Talkeetna Mountains, and nestled between two beautiful lakes – Wasilla Lake and Lake Lucille.
Located 12 miles north of Cook Inlet’s Knik Arm, Wasilla is in Alaska’s fastest growing area, the Mat-Su Borough. Statistics for population, employment, housing construction, in-migration and highway travel all indicate that this inviting borough is developing and growing faster than any other area of Alaska.
Encompassing more than 24,000 square miles, the borough is larger than West Virginia. Wasilla is 30 air miles north-northeast of Anchorage, at about 61° north latitude and 149° west longitude. Wasilla comprises about 11 square miles of land and one square mile of water. The unique locale appeals to those who seek an Alaskan lifestyle while raising a family, taking advantage of economic prospects, or retiring in comfort.
The 2013 estimated borough population was 95,200.