in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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Geography and Climate
- Gateway is adjacent to and southwest of Palmer, off the Glenn Highway. The area is accessed by Trunk Road and the Palmer-Wasilla Highway.
- The average temperatures in January range from 4 to 21 °F and in July from 44 to 67 °F. Annual precipitation averages 16.5 inches, with 50 inches of snowfall.
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History and Culture
- The Matanuska-Susitna Valley was settled by many homesteaders as part of an experiment in the 1930s. Agricultural crops and natural resources sustained development in the area. Low housing costs, the semi-rural lifestyle, and a 45-minute commute to Anchorage have supported growth in the Mat-Su Valley.
- The community is a relatively large settlement and a suburb of Palmer.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- The George Parks Highway, Glenn Highway, and other local roads connect the area to Anchorage, the remainder of the state, and Canada. The Alaska Railroad serves the Fairbanks to Seward route. The Wasilla and Palmer airports provide scheduled commuter and air taxi services. Float planes land at Wasilla Lake, Jacobsen Lake, and Lake Lucille. There are ten additional private airstrips in the vicinity. Commercial jet flights are operated out of Anchorage International Airport.
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