Wasilla, Alaska Real Estate & Living

Wasilla, Alaska is a community located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, just outside of Anchorage. The city has a population of around 9,000 residents, which makes it the 6th most populated city in the state. The city has a strong local economy and good school system, which helps to ensure that houses for sale and new property listings go quickly.

Economy

One of the larger drivers for the housing demand in Wasilla is the strong local economy. The city was initially established as a major center for the trade and transporation hub for the entire state, but the local economy has evolved a lot over time. Today, over 35% of the people in the town commute into Anchorage for their daily jobs. This has turned the city into one of the largest bedroom communities in the state. Those that stay local for their jobs tend to be in healthcare, education, and the travel and entertainment industries. The transportation and logistics industry also continues to be a demand driver in the area.

Schools

The City of Wasilla is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which serves all of the surrounding communities as well. Overall, the district has four high school and about a dozen elementary and junior high schools. The district is considered one of the stronger school districts in the state based on test scores and teacher to student ratios. For those that are looking for further educational options, Wasilla also is the home to a new technical college.

Housing Market Outlook

Overall, the housing market for Wasilla is very positive. Today, the city has a median household income of $240,000 which is affordable compared to the median income of $65,000. When looking for condos for sale and single family homes, most buyers will find that newly listed homes do not last on the MLS listing board for too long. In general, MLS info that reports recent improvements and renovations will result in real estate for sale selling quicker than outdated properties. Overall, the market has been strong for the past decade and Zillow expects a modest value increase in the coming year.

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