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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

887 S Lariat Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 887 S Lariat Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17206)
3 beds 2 baths 1,358 sqft $270,000
3735 N Vista Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3735 N Vista Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17186)
2 beds 2 baths 1,750 sqft $359,900
1303 E Hidden Ranch Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1303 E Hidden Ranch Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17152)
4 beds 3 baths 1,998 sqft $289,900
L4 B2 E Dancing Lights Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of L4 B2 E Dancing Lights Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17093)
4 beds 3 baths 2,350 sqft $417,500
866 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 866 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17020)
4 beds 3 baths 2,360 sqft $325,000
1405 S Williwaw Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1405 S Williwaw Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16993)
3 beds 2 baths 1,358 sqft $229,000
267 S Cobb Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 267 S Cobb Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16970)
3 beds 2 baths 2,352 sqft $195,000
695 W Coville Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 695 W Coville Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16940)
3 beds 3 baths 1,615 sqft $240,000
2099 N Verde Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2099 N Verde Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16820)
4 beds 3 baths 3,224 sqft $379,900
10775 E Talking Man Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10775 E Talking Man Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16819)
3 beds 4 baths 3,226 sqft $420,000
828 N Sasquatch Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 828 N Sasquatch Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16814)
3 beds 2 baths 1,654 sqft $359,000
915 S Dimond Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 915 S Dimond Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16759)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $330,000
L21 B1 E Dancing Lights Drive Palmer, AK 99654
Photo of L21 B1 E Dancing Lights Drive, Palmer, AK 99654 (MLS # 19-16537)
3 beds 2 baths 1,830 sqft $350,000
11480 E Crimsionview Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11480 E Crimsionview Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16465)
3 beds 3 baths 2,016 sqft $314,900
8364 N Foxglove Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8364 N Foxglove Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16392)
3 beds 2 baths 1,750 sqft $299,500

Sold Listings in Palmer

201 N Lloyd Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 201 N Lloyd Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-15657)
2 beds 1 bath 1,068 sqft $186,755
111 E Auklet Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 111 E Auklet Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-15178)
3 beds 1 bath 1,124 sqft $133,000
1750 B S Heritage Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1750 B S Heritage Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14359)
2 beds 2 baths 1,405 sqft $230,000
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
592 S Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 592 S Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-14013)
3 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $294,900
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 $249,900
1255 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1255 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13779)
3 beds 2 baths 1,520 sqft $265,000
4350 N Kilby Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4350 N Kilby Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13687)
3 beds 3 baths 2,360 sqft $285,000
3335 Dove Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3335 Dove Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13591)
3 beds 2 baths 1,768 sqft $274,000
4261 S Erika Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4261 S Erika Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13427)
4 beds 2 baths 1,838 sqft $222,500
6445 N Kettle Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6445 N Kettle Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13331)
4 beds 3 baths 2,312 sqft $399,000
20290 Reich Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 20290 Reich Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13312)
3 beds 2 baths 1,532 sqft $239,900
358 N Lauren Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 358 N Lauren Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13172)
3 beds 3 baths 2,740 sqft $374,900
660 E Primrose Circle #A Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 660 E Primrose Circle #A, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-13150)
2 beds 2 baths 1,685 sqft $249,000

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