Living in the Valley

Things to do in MAT-SU

Annual Report 2009

Welcome to the web site of Alaska's fastest growing community. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, stretching 25,000 square miles—that's nearly as big as Ireland.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, MAT-SU for short, 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 Or there are museums to visit, more than 2,000 miles of trails, local theatre, and 7 libraries.

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. We've got it all!

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