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Palmer/Wasilla, AK Real Estate Analysis

Palmer/Wasilla, AK Real Estate

The Matanuska-Susitna Valley, or “the Mat-Su Valley,” is possibly the most popular place to live in Alaska. The raw beauty is so prevalent that there is no wonder as to why the Mat-Su Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with approximately 100,000 people. Not only is the area surrounded by lush, green mountains, but there are also the Knik and Matanuska glaciers that provide dozens of streams which draw all kinds of wild life to the area. Residents see moose and bear crossing roads or foraging regularly.

You can either find real estate within Palmer or Wasilla or build your own home in the woods to get the solitude you desire. Those that live in Mat-Su often see only a few houses poking through the trees or none at all.  The land and real estate is more affordable, with the largest amount of new construction. Real estate is often tens of thousands of dollars less than in Anchorage, and the drive is only about an hour away when the weather is nice. Thousands of residents choose to live in the Mat-Su and commute to Anchorage or surrounding towns, finding the valley more than worth the drive to work.  While having the highest ranked school district in the state, with an enrollment of 17,800 students, and 45 school it is second only in size to the Anchorage School District. 

With such a vast amount of land, locals never lack for something to do. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, watching wildlife, hunting, rock climbing, riding horseback, snow mobiling, four wheeling, or simply appreciating such untouched space, you’ll always have something to enjoy. Mt. McKinley, the largest mountain in North America, is an ever present wonder, visible from nearly every part of the Mat-Su Valley when the weather is clear.

Winters are an experience alone.  The Aurora Borealis are even more visible due to the lack of city lights, leaving inhabitants in awe of their majesty. Snow mobilers have hundreds of acres to explore in Mat-Su compared to Anchorage, which has some limits on where snow machines can go. Skiing at beautiful Hatcher’s Pass is also a major outdoor activity. Every year many locals gather for the Iron Dog, a 2,000 mile snowmobile race from Wasilla to Fairbanks. Some residents even participate in the Iditarod. 

The towns of Wasilla and Palmer both have public schooling and tons of small town amenities perfect for those trying to find a more country lifestyle and small town feel. If you’re looking to raise a family in a wonderful community, live on the edge of the outdoors, or are looking for a quiet and excellent place to retire, then the Mat-Su Valley is the perfect place for you.

Palmer Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Palmer

301 S Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 301 S Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14572)
3 beds 2 baths 1,455 sqft $278,000
7686 E Tributary Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7686 E Tributary Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14510)
4 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $389,000
7884 N Mohawk Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7884 N Mohawk Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14500)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $271,000
12730 E Kaye Marie Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12730 E Kaye Marie Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14446)
4 beds 3 baths 1,614 sqft $145,000
9335 E Coho Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9335 E Coho Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14415)
3 beds 2 baths 1,640 sqft $295,000
680 E Primrose Circle #B Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 680 E Primrose Circle #B, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14401)
2 beds 2 baths 1,950 sqft $299,000
1130 W Joan Of Arc Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1130 W Joan Of Arc, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14355)
3 beds 2 baths 1,601 sqft $242,000
4623 N Ryder Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4623 N Ryder Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14306)
3 beds 3 baths 1,749 sqft $286,000
1205 S Williwaw Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1205 S Williwaw Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14248)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $232,000
13450 E Soapstone Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 13450 E Soapstone Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14229)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $179,900
5800 Bodenburg Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 5800 Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14061)
4 beds 3 baths 3,600 sqft $399,000
760 W Fern Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 760 W Fern Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14006)
3 beds 2 baths 1,858 sqft $252,900
546 N Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 546 N Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13996)
3 beds 2 baths 1,908 sqft $260,000
1150 W Joan Of Arc Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1150 W Joan Of Arc, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13986)
4 beds 3 baths 1,930 sqft $245,000
11425 E Kangaroo Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11425 E Kangaroo Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13940)
4 beds 3 baths 2,520 sqft $350,000

Sold Listings in Palmer

233 Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 233 Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-12927)
3 beds 3 baths 1,582 sqft $303,000
11600 E Crimsonview Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11600 E Crimsonview Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-12436)
2 beds 2 baths 1,073 sqft $195,000
315 E Dolphin Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 315 E Dolphin Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-11625)
3 beds 1 bath 964 sqft $132,500
1005 Woodstock Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1005 Woodstock Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-11156)
4 beds 2 baths 1,970 sqft $245,000
640 W Daron Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 640 W Daron Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-11040)
4 beds 2 baths 1,376 sqft $185,000
670 W Daron Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 670 W Daron Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-10834)
3 beds 1 bath 1,180 sqft $185,000
10610 E Snowgoose Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10610 E Snowgoose Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-10821)
3 beds 3 baths 2,025 sqft $389,000
318 S Vickie Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 318 S Vickie Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-10554)
4 beds 3 baths 2,558 sqft $399,900
170 N Pasture Place Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 170 N Pasture Place, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-10054)
2 beds 1 bath 864 sqft $210,000
13665 E Field Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 13665 E Field Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9856)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $255,000
8668 E Central Parkway Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8668 E Central Parkway, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9715)
3 beds 2 baths 2,066 sqft $289,000
240 N Irene Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 240 N Irene Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9690)
3 beds 2 baths 1,270 sqft $220,000
9060 E Brooklyn Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9060 E Brooklyn Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9496)
5 beds 3 baths 2,024 sqft $289,900
9140 N Narrow Gate Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9140 N Narrow Gate Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9489)
2 beds 1 bath 2,160 sqft $315,000
10971 E Hilda Rose Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10971 E Hilda Rose Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-9443)
4 beds 3 baths 2,401 sqft $469,900

Walk Score for Palmer



Palmer School Data

Palmer School Districts

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
PK-12
http://www.matsuk12.us/

Palmer Schools

Palmer High School
9-12, public
http://www.phs.matsuk12.us/
Sherrod Elementary School
3-5, public
https://education.alaska.gov/DOE_Rolodex/SchoolCalendar/Home/SchoolDetails/330060
Swanson Elementary School
PK-2, public
Academy Charter School
K-8, charter
Palmer Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.pjm.matsuk12.us/
Pioneer Peak Elementary School
PK-5, public
Colony High School
9-12, public
Colony Middle School
6-8, public
Butte Elementary School
PK-5, public
Beryozova School
K-12, public
Amazing Grace Academy
PK-12, private
http://www.amazinggraceacademy.org
Matanuska Christian School
PK-12, private
Valley Christian School
K-12, private
Mat-Su Youth Facility
6-12, public
Valley Pathways
9-12, public
Seeuonline.Org
n/a, public
Birchtree Charter School
K-8, charter
Ya NE Dah Ah School
1-12, private