Welcome to Alaska


Largest in area of the United States but third smallest (exceeding only Vermont and Wyoming) in population, occupying the northwest extremity of the North American continent, separated from the coterminous United States by W Canada. It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

Area, 656,424 sq mi (1,700,135 sq km), including 86,051 sq mi (222,871 sq km) of water surface.
Pop. (2000) 628,932, a 14% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital, Juneau.
Largest city, Anchorage. 
Motto, North to the Future.
State bird, willow ptarmigan.
State flower, forget-me-not.
State tree, Sitka spruce.

Nearly one fifth the size of the rest of the United States, Alaska is, at the tip of the Seward Peninsula in the northwest, only a few miles from the Russian Far East; the two are separated by the narrow Bering Strait. The Seward Peninsula, chiefly tundra covered, is sparsely inhabited. The Bering Strait widens in the north to the Chukchi Sea, which slices into Alaska with Kotzebue Sound; in the south the strait widens to the Bering Sea, which cuts into Alaska with Norton Sound and Bristol Bay.

Alaska has very little agriculture, ranking last in the nation in number of farms and value of farm products. The state's best arable land is in its S central region, in the Matanuska Valley N of Anchorage and the Tanana Valley (around Fairbanks). The state's most valuable farm commodities are greenhouse and dairy products and potatoes. 

Alaska leads the nation in the value of its commercial fishing catchchiefly salmon, crab, shrimp, halibut, herring, and cod. Anchorage and Dutch Harbor are major fishing ports, and the freezing and canning of fish dominates the food-processing industry, the state's largest manufacturing enterprise. Lumbering and related industries are of great importance, although disputes over logging in the state's great national forests are ongoing. Mining, principally of petroleum and natural gas, is the state's most valuable industry. Gold, which led to settlement at the end of the 19th cent., is no longer mined in quantity. Fur-trapping, Alaska's oldest industry, endures; pelts are obtained from a great variety of animals.


 

*Information from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition


Wasilla Alaska


Wasilla Real Estate

 

Wasilla offers the perfect balance of convenience and play. Founded in 1974, Wasilla has grown to a population of over 8,365 people, with the surrounding total population of over 96,000.  Wasilla Alaska is close to your choice of skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting or going to the mall!  Only 35 miles from Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, Wasilla is your best choice for quiet country living.  

 

There are many different choices for housing in Wasilla.  Whether you looking for a single family home, an investment property or a condo, you have plenty to choose from in terms of Wasilla real estate.  Buyers will definitely get more for their money in Wasilla and the surround areas.  On average, homes are about 30% less than the average house in Anchorage. 

 

If you are in the market for a rental property, those are considerably less too.  
 
There is also plenty of land.  If you want to build your own custom dream home, We can help!  having a home built has never been easier.  Whether you choose your own builder or work with Dillard Custom Homes, we can make sure that everything is done right.  
 
There are plenty of opportunities for recreation fun in Wasilla and the surrounding areas.  Big lake is a sportsman's paradise with many affordable and private homes for sale.  With both summer and winter activities available, you can be sure that you will always be outdoors and having fun!
 
Independence Mine State Historical Park is set in scenic Hatcher Pass.  Around 17 miles from Wasilla, the park offers opportunities to pan for gold, hike, snow machine, pick for berries, or explore the abandoned mining operation!
 
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.  A popular place to spend time hiking, canoing, camping, skiing and snow machining.  Nancy Lake State Recreation Area has too many lakes and ponds to count!
 

Wasilla Homes for Sale

 
Looking for Wasilla Homes for sale?  Allow us to be your real estate agent in Wasilla!  Search our database to find homes for sale in Alaska.  Our system not only allows you to search for your dream home, it allows you to create custom searches and send messages to your Alaska Premier Real Estate agent.  
 
Alaska Premier Real Estate agents are proud to call ourselves Wasilla REALTORs®.  We can assist you with buying or selling a home is Wasilla.  Contact us today to get more information!

 

 


(907) 373-7717 (Office)
(907) 373-7749 (Fax)
3161 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy, Ste.1C
Wasilla Alaska 99654 USA

                


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