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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

6400 N Weltin Way Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6400 N Weltin Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19207)
3 beds 2 baths 2,240 sqft $359,900
660 W Montana Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 660 W Montana Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19183)
4 beds 3 baths 2,880 sqft $370,000
2855 S Mccombs Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2855 S Mccombs Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19132)
4 beds 4 baths 2,600 sqft $199,900
305 N Lloyd Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 305 N Lloyd Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19093)
3 beds 2 baths 1,476 sqft $215,000
606 N Gulkana Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 606 N Gulkana Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-19023)
4 beds 2 baths 1,624 sqft $222,500
1000 S Ellen Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1000 S Ellen Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18985)
4 beds 3 baths 2,104 sqft $289,900
9001 E Kiva Way Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9001 E Kiva Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18959)
4 beds 3 baths 2,378 sqft $329,000
920 Park Place Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 920 Park Place, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18942)
2 beds 2 baths 960 sqft $198,750
10985 Equestrian Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10985 Equestrian Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18879)
3 beds 2 baths 1,585 sqft $249,000
1230 W Mike Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1230 W Mike Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18871)
4 beds 3 baths 1,679 sqft $267,900
1850 N Monte Vista Drive #C Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1850 N Monte Vista Drive #C, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18816)
2 beds 2 baths 1,288 sqft $186,000
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
1380 S Williwaw Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1380 S Williwaw Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18752)
4 beds 2 baths 2,464 sqft $285,000
3801 N Engstrom Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3801 N Engstrom Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18726)
3 beds 2 baths 1,968 sqft $210,000
10625 E Mystical View Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10625 E Mystical View Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-18684)
4 beds 2 baths 2,204 sqft $441,500

Sold Listings in Palmer

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
4177 S Aurora View Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4177 S Aurora View Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17317)
3 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $320,000
241 N Gloria Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 241 N Gloria Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17296)
3 beds 1 bath 962 sqft $196,000
17435 E Idle Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 17435 E Idle Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-17102)
3 beds 2 baths 1,973 sqft $285,000
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
1240 W Josselin Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1240 W Josselin Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16885)
4 beds 3 baths 2,070 sqft $249,900
454 N Bonanza Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 454 N Bonanza Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16867)
3 beds 1 bath 1,498 sqft $175,000
1532 S Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1532 S Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16764)
3 beds 1 bath 1,152 sqft $144,900
1223 E Esty Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1223 E Esty Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16723)
3 beds 3 baths 2,044 sqft $349,900
11680 E Erica Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11680 E Erica Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16436)
3 beds 2 baths 1,398 sqft $240,000
327 N Hatcher Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 327 N Hatcher Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16365)
3 beds 1 bath 1,160 sqft $189,999
945 S Arza Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 945 S Arza Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16363)
4 beds 3 baths 1,930 sqft $325,000
18365 E Twin Hills Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 18365 E Twin Hills Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-16292)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $274,999
1303 E Esty Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1303 E Esty Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-15946)
3 beds 2 baths 1,833 sqft $335,000

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