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

395 N Roy Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 395 N Roy Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8123)
4 beds 2 baths 1,516 sqft $230,000
2244 N Verde Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2244 N Verde Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8119)
3 beds 3 baths 1,885 sqft $1,995
9750 E Trennie Loop #2 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9750 E Trennie Loop #2, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8111)
3 beds 3 baths 1,310 sqft $1,265
611 E Primrose Circle A Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 611 E Primrose Circle A, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8103)
2 beds 2 baths 1,635 sqft $259,900
376 N Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 376 N Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8072)
3 beds 1 bath 1,040 sqft $105,900
250 N Gloria Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 250 N Gloria Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8047)
4 beds 2 baths 1,626 sqft $279,900
10144 N Dayles Way Palmer, AK 99674
Photo of 10144 N Dayles Way, Palmer, AK 99674 (MLS # 19-8043)
0 beds 0 baths $21,000
12724 Hunter Creek Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12724 Hunter Creek Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8013)
0 beds 0 baths $43,500
3665 N Westlake Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3665 N Westlake Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-8007)
4 beds 3 baths 1,792 sqft $1,700
NHN S Dimond Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of NHN S Dimond Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7993)
0 beds 0 baths $94,900
1355 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1355 S Pinnacle Mountain Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7896)
4 beds 3 baths 1,748 sqft $285,000
D002 No Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of D002 No Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7882)
0 beds 0 baths $275,000
4061 S Caudill Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4061 S Caudill Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7872)
3 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft $298,900
11581 E Crimsonview Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11581 E Crimsonview Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7856)
3 beds 2 baths 1,338 sqft $199,000
915 S Dimond Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 915 S Dimond Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7827)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $340,000

Sold Listings in Palmer

1415 N Old Towne Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1415 N Old Towne Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-7788)
3 beds 2 baths 1,736 sqft $1,550
8775 E Central Parkway Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8775 E Central Parkway, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-6538)
3 beds 2 baths 1,365 sqft $1,395
1355 N Winding Brook Loop #10 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1355 N Winding Brook Loop #10, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-6050)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $875
1174 N Angus Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1174 N Angus Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-5233)
3 beds 3 baths 1,754 sqft $1,700
11490 E Crimsonview Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11490 E Crimsonview Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4916)
3 beds 3 baths 1,503 sqft $240,000
960 Edinborough Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 960 Edinborough Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4906)
3 beds 2 baths 1,234 sqft $190,000
1500 N Golden Hills Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1500 N Golden Hills Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4861)
3 beds 2 baths 1,748 sqft $265,000
7380 E Timber Ridge Circle #2 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7380 E Timber Ridge Circle #2, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4858)
3 beds 3 baths 1,450 sqft $1,400
1355 N Winding Brook Loop #6 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1355 N Winding Brook Loop #6, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4746)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $895
424 S Bailey Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 424 S Bailey Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4727)
3 beds 1 bath 1,536 sqft $170,000
236 S Alaska Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 236 S Alaska Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4559)
3 beds 1 bath 1,930 sqft $135,000
932 S Rebecca Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 932 S Rebecca Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4509)
3 beds 2 baths 1,212 sqft $1,450
416 E Beaver Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 416 E Beaver Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4448)
2 beds 2 baths 976 sqft $179,900
14915 E Peppertree Lane Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 14915 E Peppertree Lane, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 19-4252)
3 beds 2 baths 1,478 sqft $255,000
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

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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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