Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Alaska's Fastest Growing Area

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, known as the "Mat-Su" covers over 25,000 square miles with a diverse collection of communities and is the fastest growing area in Alaska.

The Mat-Su is a great place to raise a family, get an education and run a business. The Mat-Su offers more land and more house for less money. The Mat-Su is close to the amenities of a large city, yet retains its pioneer-like lifestyle.

Where else can you see a musher driving a dog team alongside a stretch of pavement?

A lot of quality-of-life issues add up here. A person can work alongside big fish, big mountains, and moderate climate. Why live anywhere else?

When looking for things to do, check this calendar.  There are a variety of museums, theatres, libraries, and more than 2,000 miles of trails.

Cultural experiences abound at 206 historical sites, the Denali Arts Council and Valley Artists Guild. Get outdoors and visit Lake Clark National Park and Chugach National Forest, 31 other state parks and recreational areas, 44 Borough and City parks, 4 State Game Refuges, 2 public swimming pools, an indoor pistol shooting facility, 3 indoor and 8 outdoor skating rinks, 4 golf courses, 3 race tracks and equestrian trails. Find out more at the Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau.