Palmer, Alaska Real Estate & Living

Palmer, Alaska is the borough seat of Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the state of Alaska. The city has a population of around 6,000 people and is part of the greater Anchorage metro area. Due to the strong local economy, good school system, and range of entertainment options, Palmer houses and condos for sale continue to sell quickly and an appreciating price.


Palmer is a very popular place for tourists that are coming to the area. Palmer is a common spot for people that are looking to go into the local mountain ranges for a vacation. For those that are looking to stay in the city, Palmer is well known for the Alaska State Fair, Palmer Museum of History and Art, and many other local attractions.


Overall, Palmer has a strong economy that continues to result in low unemployment and high income. Palmer is one of the agricultural centers of Alaska. Due to the unique soil conditions in the town, many people are dedicated to the growth and production of carrots, kale, and a range of root vegetables. Palmer has also continued to grow into a larger bedroom community. Due to the proximity to Anchorage, a lot of people commute to and from Anchorage on a daily basis.


The primary and secondary education services in Palmer are provided by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. There are currently two elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school in palmer. Similar to other schools in the district, the Palmer schools have good overall ratings based on graduation rates and teacher to student ratios.

Real Estate Market

Due to the strong local economy and growth in the area, Palmer has a strong overall real estate market. The median home value in Palmer is just over $200,000, which is very affordable given the median income of $65,000. Over the past few years, home values in Palmer have increased steadily and newly listed properties are continuing to sell quickly. Right now, the average real estate listings in the city are limited, which is putting continued pressure demand on homes for sale in the city.

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