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

7791 E Reisner Loop Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 7791 E Reisner Loop Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19146)
8 beds 4 baths 4,200 sqft $475,000
1840 N Monte Vista Drive #A Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1840 N Monte Vista Drive #A, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19118)
2 beds 2 baths 1,330 sqft $1,400
4155 S Tustin Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4155 S Tustin Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19106)
0 beds 0 baths $64,950
753 N Gulkana Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 753 N Gulkana Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19079)
3 beds 2 baths 1,247 sqft $179,900
809 S Chugach Street #3 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 809 S Chugach Street #3, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19076)
0 beds 0 baths 1,650 sqft
12821 E Scott Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12821 E Scott Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19057)
2 beds 1 bath 1,264 sqft $273,500
9441 E Spring Creek Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 9441 E Spring Creek Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19036)
4 beds 4 baths 2,600 sqft $399,000
675 3rd Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 675 3rd Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19029)
3 beds 2 baths 1,364 sqft $170,000
665 3rd Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 665 3rd Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-19028)
2 beds 2 baths 1,374 sqft $180,000
13901 E Jensen Avenue Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 13901 E Jensen Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18978)
0 beds 0 baths $124,900
12760 E Erin Court Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 12760 E Erin Court, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18976)
0 beds 0 baths $64,950
2320 N Hudson Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 2320 N Hudson Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18960)
4 beds 3 baths 1,702 sqft $285,000
1975 N Battery Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1975 N Battery Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18951)
3 beds 2 baths 1,370 sqft $235,000
1115 W Joan Of Arc Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1115 W Joan Of Arc, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18950)
3 beds 2 baths 1,436 sqft $234,900
18799 E Walling Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 18799 E Walling Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18945)
3 beds 2 baths 2,142 sqft $269,900

Sold Listings in Palmer

11015 E Equestrian Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11015 E Equestrian Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18722)
3 beds 2 baths 1,294 sqft $215,000
1305 S Jewel Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1305 S Jewel Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18597)
3 beds 2 baths 1,428 sqft $275,000
L3 B4 S Jewel Street Palmer, AK 99645
0 beds 0 baths $75,000
4500 S Mckechnie Loop #A Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 4500 S Mckechnie Loop #A, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-18469)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $950
1295 S Chugach Street #B Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1295 S Chugach Street #B, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-17993)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $1,000
1355 N Winding Brook Loop #4 Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1355 N Winding Brook Loop #4, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-17779)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $895
11900 Lupine Road Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 11900 Lupine Road, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-17188)
3 beds 3 baths 3,392 sqft $375,000
1428 S Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1428 S Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-17180)
0 beds 0 baths $37,000
241 N Pasture Place Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 241 N Pasture Place, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-17117)
4 beds 3 baths 1,833 sqft $1,900
6225 N Britchenstrap Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 6225 N Britchenstrap Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16872)
0 beds 0 baths $499,000
1295 S Chugach Street Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1295 S Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16853)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,000
1271 S Bodenburg Loop # B Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 1271 S Bodenburg Loop # B, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16618)
4 beds 3 baths 1,664 sqft $1,500
8050 E Commons Circle Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 8050 E Commons Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16386)
4 beds 3 baths 2,186 sqft $359,000
15562 E Outer Springer Loop Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 15562 E Outer Springer Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16246)
2 beds 1 bath 996 sqft $187,000
3020 N Seagull Drive Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of 3020 N Seagull Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 (MLS # 17-16189)
3 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $230,000

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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
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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