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

10245 N Mountain Trails Drive Palmer, AK 99645
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0 beds 0 baths $179,500
7005 N Terry Anne Circle Palmer, AK 99645
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2 beds 3 baths 1,716 sqft $299,500
15955 E Ptarmigan Road #1 Palmer, AK 99645
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0 beds 1 bath 500 sqft $650
10140 N Tirian Circle Palmer, AK 99645
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0 beds 0 baths $109,500
1049 S Felton Street Palmer, AK 99645
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3 beds 2 baths 1,886 sqft $240,000
315 N Gloria Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 315 N Gloria Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-16103)
2 beds 2 baths 962 sqft $205,000
445A E Melissa Rose Circle #6a Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 445A E Melissa Rose Circle #6a, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-16098)
2 beds 2 baths 1,458 sqft $275,000
9305 E Bernard Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9305 E Bernard Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-16083)
3 beds 3 baths 2,704 sqft $140,000
8501 E Empire Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8501 E Empire Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-16031)
4 beds 3 baths 1,702 sqft $275,000
750 Yukon Street #7 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 750 Yukon Street #7, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-16005)
0 beds 0 baths 1,143 sqft $100,000
10121 N Tirian Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 10121 N Tirian Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-15987)
0 beds 0 baths $99,500
1029 S Felton Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1029 S Felton Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-15960)
3 beds 3 baths 2,172 sqft $220,000
2454 N Aurora Lane Palmer, AK 99645
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1 bed 1 bath 672 sqft $900
1660 N Loma Prieta Drive Palmer, AK 99645
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2 beds 2 baths 1,174 sqft $1,150
L2 B5 S Crabapple Court Palmer, AK 99645
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0 beds 0 baths $60,000

Sold Listings in Palmer

L4 Gulkana Street Palmer, AK 99645
0 beds 0 baths $30,000
8501 Queensboro Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8501 Queensboro Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-15514)
3 beds 3 baths 1,896 sqft $1,500
1511 S Bonanza Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1511 S Bonanza Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-15398)
2 beds 1 bath 960 sqft $1,100
15161 E Mallow Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 15161 E Mallow Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-15277)
3 beds 1 bath 2,323 sqft $270,000
3455 S Marth Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3455 S Marth Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-14106)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $1,450
13985 E River Bend Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 13985 E River Bend Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13878)
4 beds 3 baths 3,038 sqft $579,000
8118 E Snow Cave Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8118 E Snow Cave Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13801)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $1,300
8481 Queensboro Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8481 Queensboro Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13783)
4 beds 3 baths 2,110 sqft $2,000
240 N Oscar Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 240 N Oscar Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13575)
3 beds 2 baths 1,336 sqft $1,400
9695 E Trennie Loop #2 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9695 E Trennie Loop #2, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13526)
3 beds 3 baths 1,336 sqft $1,315
9820 E Trennie Loop #4 Palmer, AK 99645
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3 beds 3 baths 1,310 sqft $1,295
9750 E Trennie Loop #4 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9750 E Trennie Loop #4, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13520)
3 beds 3 baths 1,310 sqft $1,295
9910 E Trennie Loop #2 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9910 E Trennie Loop #2, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13518)
3 beds 3 baths 1,336 sqft $1,315
1150 S Colony Way #14 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1150 S Colony Way #14, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13501)
0 beds 0 baths 800 sqft
1330 N Montana Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1330 N Montana Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 18-13457)
3 beds 3 baths 1,624 sqft $229,000

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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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