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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

1065 S Gurn Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1065 S Gurn Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4417)
3 beds 3 baths 1,784 sqft $269,900
L3 B9 E Great North Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of L3 B9 E Great North Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4396)
3 beds 2 baths 1,611 sqft $310,850
7371 E Timber Ridge Circle #3 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7371 E Timber Ridge Circle #3, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4393)
3 beds 3 baths 1,446 sqft $195,500
955 N Golden Hills Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 955 N Golden Hills Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4385)
4 beds 3 baths 3,402 sqft $389,900
678 E Eklutna Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 678 E Eklutna Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4381)
3 beds 1 bath 1,020 sqft $168,700
1342 E Hidden Ranch Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1342 E Hidden Ranch Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4358)
3 beds 3 baths 1,617 sqft $269,900
1135 S Gurn Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1135 S Gurn Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4290)
4 beds 3 baths 1,832 sqft $255,000
1320 S Felton Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1320 S Felton Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4089)
4 beds 3 baths 2,244 sqft $329,000
12121 E Quarterstrap Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12121 E Quarterstrap Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4082)
4 beds 3 baths 2,650 sqft $515,000
1060 S Gurn Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1060 S Gurn Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4061)
3 beds 3 baths 1,783 sqft $259,900
460 N Dawson Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 460 N Dawson Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4023)
4 beds 3 baths 2,518 sqft $359,000
1600 N Landmark Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1600 N Landmark Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4017)
4 beds 4 baths 5,400 sqft $899,000
1109 S Katie Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1109 S Katie Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-3926)
4 beds 3 baths 1,714 sqft $273,900
17890 E Woods Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 17890 E Woods Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-3695)
4 beds 2 baths 2,491 sqft $359,000
8911 E Lexington Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8911 E Lexington Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-3647)
4 beds 3 baths 2,127 sqft $314,900

Sold Listings in Palmer

830 N Helen Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 830 N Helen Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-4321)
2 beds 2 baths 1,483 sqft $275,000
352 E Blueberry Avenue #11c Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 352 E Blueberry Avenue #11c, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-2911)
2 beds 1 bath 975 sqft $19,900
16616 E Julie Marie Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 16616 E Julie Marie Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-2872)
3 beds 2 baths 1,550 sqft $298,200
7700 E Woodview Way Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7700 E Woodview Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-2828)
3 beds 2 baths 1,827 sqft $329,900
13939 E Jersey Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 13939 E Jersey Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-2073)
4 beds 3 baths 2,217 sqft $399,000
1219 S Katie Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1219 S Katie Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-2056)
3 beds 2 baths 1,186 sqft $219,000
601 E Primrose Circle #11a Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 601 E Primrose Circle #11a, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1665)
2 beds 2 baths 1,593 sqft $251,000
9961 E Ortner Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9961 E Ortner Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1358)
3 beds 3 baths 2,122 sqft $373,000
2331 N Manhattan Way Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2331 N Manhattan Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1306)
3 beds 3 baths 1,886 sqft $279,900
640 Wildrose Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 640 Wildrose Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1260)
3 beds 2 baths 1,248 sqft $257,000
14730 Hearthstone Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 14730 Hearthstone Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-1150)
3 beds 2 baths 1,495 sqft $264,900
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
320 E Dolphin Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 320 E Dolphin Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-785)
4 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $270,000
7760 E Woodview Way Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7760 E Woodview Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 20-733)
4 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $275,000
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

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

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