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Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city's population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Estimates in 2013 put the population at roughly 8,621. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013. Established at the intersection of the Alaska Railroad and Old Carle Wagon Road, the city prospered at the expense of the nearby mining town of Knik. Historically entrepreneurial, the economic base shifted in the 1970s from small-scale agriculture and recreation to support for workers employed in Anchorage or on Alaska's North Slope oilfields and related infrastructure. The George Parks Highway turned the town into a commuter suburb of Anchorage. Several state and federal agencies have offices in Wasilla, including the Alaska Departments of Environmental Conservation, Labor and Divisions of Public Assistance, Social Services. Wasilla gained international attention when Sarah Palin, who served as Wasilla's mayor before her election as Governor of Alaska, was chosen by John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate in the 2008 United States presidential election. Wasilla is named after Chief Wasilla, a local Dena'ina chief. "Wasilla" is the anglicized spelling of the chief's Russian-given name, Васи́лий Vasilij, which corresponds to the English name Basil.

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Planning a vacation to Wasilla in United States? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Wasilla is located at a short trip away from Anchorage a major city in United States. Add Anchorage to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Cape Sarichef, Bryant Ahp, Viking Heliport. Popular vacation packages of Wasilla are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Wasilla*

  • Wasilla: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wasilla for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wasilla.

    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Wasilla - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 37.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wasilla

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wasilla

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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