Welcome to Wasilla

Discover a blend of privacy, expansion, and abundant amenities in a setting that's both spacious and bustling.

Situated a stone's throw from Anchorage, Wasilla offers a unique blend of private, spacious living with the convenience and vibrancy of a bustling community. This neighborhood is rapidly expanding, drawing in those who seek a balance between serene, lakeside retreats and the dynamic pulse of urban amenities. Wasilla is characterized by its diverse neighborhoods, each offering distinct lifestyles and housing options to cater to a variety of preferences and needs. From waterfront properties with direct lake access to cozy, wooded enclaves, Wasilla provides a picturesque canvas for building your dream home.

The heart of Wasilla beats with a lively rhythm, marked by an array of shopping destinations, dining experiences, and recreational activities. Its strategic location allows for quick trips to Anchorage while retaining a sense of seclusion and spaciousness. The presence of numerous lakes within the area adds a tranquil, natural beauty to the neighborhood, enhancing the quality of life for its residents. Whether you're paddling at dawn on Wasilla Lake or enjoying a leisurely afternoon in one of the many parks, Wasilla offers an idyllic setting combined with the convenience of modern living.

What to Love

  • The variety of neighborhoods offers both privacy and community.
  • Lakes and natural beauty provide a peaceful backdrop for daily life.
  • Expanding amenities, including shopping, dining, and recreational facilities.
  • Spacious living with ample room for homes and outdoor activities.

Local Lifestyle

Wasilla's lifestyle is a harmonious blend of private, spacious living with a touch of urban convenience. Residents here enjoy the luxury of choice—whether it's a quiet evening by the lake, a shopping spree at local boutiques, or indulging in fine dining, Wasilla caters to it all. The community is active and family-oriented, with a calendar full of events and activities that encourage social interaction and outdoor engagement. The abundance of lakes and parks promotes an outdoor lifestyle, where weekends are often spent fishing, kayaking, or simply soaking up the natural beauty that surrounds the neighborhood.

Dining and Shopping

Wasilla is a burgeoning hub for foodies and shoppers alike. Meta & Rose stands out as a culinary gem, offering innovative dishes that fuse local ingredients with global flavors, providing a dining experience that's both sophisticated and deeply rooted in Alaskan culture. Evangelo's is another local favorite, serving up Italian classics in a warm, inviting atmosphere that's perfect for family dinners or romantic evenings out. For those seeking a more casual dining experience, Tacos Cancun offers authentic Mexican cuisine that's both delicious and affordable.

Shopping in Wasilla is equally diverse, with a range of options from boutique stores to local markets. Settler's Bay is not just a dining destination but also a community gathering place where residents can shop for unique goods, enjoy scenic views, and participate in various events throughout the year. This blend of dining and shopping options reflects the expanding amenities of Wasilla, catering to both the practical and luxurious desires of its residents.

Things to Do

Wasilla is home to numerous lakes, each offering a variety of recreational opportunities. Wasilla Lake and Lucille Lake are popular spots for boating, fishing, and picnicking, providing beautiful settings for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to spend quality time together. The changing seasons bring new activities to the forefront, from ice fishing in the winter to kayaking in the summer, ensuring that the lakes remain central to Wasilla's lifestyle year-round.

The Menard Center serves as a cultural and recreational hub, hosting events, sports leagues, and community gatherings. It's a place where residents can engage in fitness classes, watch local hockey games, or attend special events, making it a cornerstone of Wasilla's vibrant community life. Additionally, the numerous parks and trails offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring the natural beauty of the area.


Wasilla is served by a range of schools that are committed to providing high-quality education and fostering a supportive community for students. Wasilla High School is known for its strong academic programs and extracurricular activities, offering students a comprehensive educational experience. Elementary education is well-represented by Finger Lake Elem, Shaw Elem, and Cottonwood Creek Elem, each dedicated to nurturing young minds in a welcoming and enriching environment.

Overview for Wasilla, AK

9,098 people live in Wasilla, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $34,791. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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36.7 years

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Around Wasilla, AK

There's plenty to do around Wasilla, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Leo’s Döner Kebab & Pizzeria, Duke's Sweet's and Treat's, and The Wandering Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.51 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.44 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.88 miles 15 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.03 miles 89 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.59 miles 12 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.41 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wasilla, AK

Wasilla has 3,900 households, with an average household size of 2.32. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wasilla do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,098 people call Wasilla home. The population density is 733.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Wasilla, AK

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The following schools are within or nearby Wasilla. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
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9th - 12th
Wasilla Middle School
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Wasilla Lake Christian School
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