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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

845 S Iris Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 845 S Iris Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1092)
3 beds 2 baths 1,863 sqft $290,500
L43 Rocky Point Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of L43 Rocky Point, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1037)
3 beds 2 baths 2,011 sqft $539,000
330 N Oscar Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 330 N Oscar Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1010)
3 beds 3 baths 2,025 sqft $285,000
2131 N Verde Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2131 N Verde Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-845)
4 beds 3 baths 3,428 sqft $408,500
6290 N Crupperdock Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6290 N Crupperdock Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-808)
4 beds 3 baths 2,044 sqft $359,900
531 E Arctic Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 531 E Arctic Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-799)
3 beds 2 baths 2,128 sqft $265,000
8719 N Wolverine Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8719 N Wolverine Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-789)
4 beds 4 baths 4,540 sqft $560,000
15548 Teresa Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 15548 Teresa Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-726)
2 beds 1 bath 922 sqft $212,500
7380 E Timber Ridge Circle #1 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7380 E Timber Ridge Circle #1, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-711)
3 beds 3 baths 1,446 sqft $195,000
664 S Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 664 S Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-696)
5 beds 4 baths 2,700 sqft $485,000
380 S Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 380 S Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-668)
4 beds 3 baths 2,510 sqft $402,000
8509 E Dancing Lights Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8509 E Dancing Lights Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-611)
3 beds 2 baths 1,718 sqft $374,800
7001 Lake Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7001 Lake Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-591)
3 beds 4 baths 3,850 sqft $949,000
2268 S Amherst Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2268 S Amherst Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-550)
4 beds 3 baths 1,805 sqft $279,000
9000 N Palmer-Fishhook Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9000 N Palmer-Fishhook Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-536)
4 beds 3 baths 2,747 sqft $749,000

Sold Listings in Palmer

2208 N Kelso Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2208 N Kelso Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19824)
3 beds 3 baths 1,635 sqft $276,560
1225 W Granville Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1225 W Granville Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19142)
4 beds 3 baths 1,820 sqft $260,000
3361 Seagull Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3361 Seagull Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19111)
2 beds 1 bath 1,036 sqft $200,000
8751 E Mile 6 Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8751 E Mile 6 Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18782)
2 beds 2 baths 1,629 sqft $280,000
11020 Equestrian Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11020 Equestrian Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18772)
3 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft $255,000
25761 E Justin Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 25761 E Justin Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18549)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $39,900
2215 S Killarney Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2215 S Killarney Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18447)
3 beds 3 baths 2,150 sqft $287,500
825 N Blaine Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 825 N Blaine Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18139)
3 beds 2 baths 1,527 sqft $268,000
217 S Cobb Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 217 S Cobb Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18133)
5 beds 4 baths 1,772 sqft $299,000
9555 E Caribou Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9555 E Caribou Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18052)
3 beds 2 baths 1,848 sqft $245,000
5840 Gershmel Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 5840 Gershmel Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17635)
4 beds 2 baths 2,704 sqft $299,000
5655 Curt Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 5655 Curt Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17496)
3 beds 2 baths 1,578 sqft $284,900
454 Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 454 Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17470)
4 beds 3 baths 1,707 sqft $289,900
9091 E Tern Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9091 E Tern Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17463)
3 beds 2 baths 1,840 sqft $319,000
434 N Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 434 N Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17409)
2 beds 1 bath 923 sqft $169,500

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