Wasilla Real Estate Information

Wasilla is a rapidly growing Alaskan city that is perhaps best known for being the home of the Palins. Sarah Palin, along with her entire family, lived in Wasilla for several years, which gave the city international recognition when Palin was selected to be the two thousand eight vice-presidential nominee by presidential candidate John McCain. Wasilla is found in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of the “Last Frontier”, and is one of the five largest cities in the entire state. Wasilla has a population of approximately nine thousand eight hundred residents, an increase of approximately four thousand three hundred residents since the last census was taken in the year two thousand. Wasilla is found in the Anchorage metropolitan area, which is by far the largest population center in the state.

Wasilla was originally a small business-based community that sprang up at the crossroads of the Alaska Railroad and the Old Carle Wagon Road. However, about thirty years ago, the economic paradigm of the community shifted from agriculture and tourism to the service and support industries. Wasilla is linked to Anchorage by the George Parks Highway, and was actually considered for the new site of Alaska's capital during the year nineteen ninety four. Wasilla takes its name from Chief Wasilla of the Dena'ina Tribe of Native Americans, and is noted for its stunning mountain and ocean views. The current mayor of Wasilla is Verne E. Rupright, who was succeeded by Dianne M Keller and Sarah Palin.

Educational opportunities in Wasilla are offered primarily by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which encompasses the Burchell High School, Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, Mid-Valley High School, Wasilla High School, and a number of primary and middle schools. Besides the Palins, notable residents of Wasilla throughout the years include Levi Johnston, Eric howk, Lyda Green, and Chad Carpenter. Wasilla also hosts the Tesoro Iron Dog 2000 snowmobile race and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which are internationally renowned and covered. Other points of interest in and around Wasilla include mountains, boating, hiking trails, biking, and forests.