Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.

The first people to live in the Matanuska Valley, where Palmer is located, were the Dena’ina and Ahtna Athabaskans. They moved throughout the area, living a subsistence lifestyle and trading with other native groups. Their trade routes were along the Matanuska River. Russians came to Alaska in 1741 and brought the Russian Orthodox religious tradition to the indigenous peoples of the region. In the mid-1880s, an entrepreneur named George W. Palmer built a trading post on the Matanuska River, near present-day Palmer. The town was later named after Palmer.[2]

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government began to take interest in the Matanuska coal fields located north of Palmer. This interest sparked financiers to consider constructing the Alaska Central Railroad in 1904. The advent of World War I created a need for high quality coal to fuel US battleships, and by 1917 the US Navy had constructed rail from the port of Seward to the Chickaloon coal deposits. At the end of World War I, the US Navy distributed land in the coal fields to war veterans and additional land was opened to homesteading. Farmers, miners and homesteaders began to populate the area. The Palmer Post Office was opened July 6, 1917 under the name of Warton. With railroad accessibility, new markets for agriculture began to open up for farmers in the Matanuska Valley.

Palmer Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Palmer

11550 Verde Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11550 Verde Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4091)
3 beds 3 baths 1,874 sqft $299,900
9931 E Tern Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9931 E Tern Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4088)
3 beds 3 baths 2,444 sqft $344,900
1485 N Double B Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1485 N Double B Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4051)
0 beds 0 baths $100,000
211 N Oscar Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 211 N Oscar Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4042)
2 beds 2 baths 952 sqft $202,000
5851 N Tazlina Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 5851 N Tazlina Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4027)
0 beds 0 baths $840,000
6490 N Crupperdock Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6490 N Crupperdock Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3978)
3 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $309,900
8500 N Bemis Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8500 N Bemis Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3968)
3 beds 3 baths 2,744 sqft $449,000
1320 N Montana Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1320 N Montana Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3966)
3 beds 2 baths 1,622 sqft $254,900
565 W Recon Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 565 W Recon Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3940)
0 beds 0 baths 2,487 sqft $625,000
11638 E Annie Lane Palmer, AK 99654
Photo of 11638 E Annie Lane, Palmer, AK 99654 (MLS # 19-3882)
4 beds 3 baths 1,850 sqft $340,000
1135 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1135 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3853)
4 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft $278,000
2110 Glenn Highway #B Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2110 Glenn Highway #B, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3836)
0 beds 0 baths 1,950 sqft
6184 S Pioneer Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6184 S Pioneer Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3835)
0 beds 0 baths $34,000
1334 S Chugach Street #B Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1334 S Chugach Street #B, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3825)
2 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $850
2020 N Belmont Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2020 N Belmont Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3822)
3 beds 3 baths 1,924 sqft $268,900

Sold Listings in Palmer

8120 E Snow Cave Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8120 E Snow Cave Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3648)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $1,300
7031 Finger Lake Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7031 Finger Lake Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3510)
3 beds 3 baths 1,773 sqft $1,950
186 Conestoga Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 186 Conestoga Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-3050)
3 beds 3 baths 2,572 sqft $2,500
9790 E Trennie Loop #1 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9790 E Trennie Loop #1, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-2584)
3 beds 3 baths 1,310 sqft $1,295
9660 E Trennie Loop #2 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9660 E Trennie Loop #2, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-2325)
4 beds 3 baths 1,560 sqft $1,595
604 Daron Drive #1 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 604 Daron Drive #1, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-2127)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $850
2160 S Killarney Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2160 S Killarney Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-1501)
0 beds 1 bath 640 sqft $800
4052 N Forestwood Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4052 N Forestwood Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-1146)
3 beds 2 baths 1,842 sqft $325,000
328 S Bailey Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 328 S Bailey Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-1046)
3 beds 2 baths 1,536 sqft $225,000
341 N Angus Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 341 N Angus Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-878)
3 beds 2 baths 1,106 sqft $219,900
1355 N Winding Brook Loop #9 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1355 N Winding Brook Loop #9, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-833)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $875
8845 E Kilkenny Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8845 E Kilkenny Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-594)
3 beds 2 baths 1,380 sqft $1,900
1788 N Citation Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1788 N Citation Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-532)
3 beds 2 baths 1,569 sqft $265,000
1830 N Finger Lake Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1830 N Finger Lake Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-434)
3 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $275,000
12493 E Fence Line Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12493 E Fence Line Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-420)
4 beds 3 baths 2,530 sqft $399,900

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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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