Palmer Real Estate
Palmer arguably has as much, or more history behind it, as any city in the state. Palmer is well known for hosting “The Alaska State Fair” every summer and being the farming capital of Alaska. This quaint city has so much more to offer than fertile soil and carnival rides. Palmer established itself early as an agriculture community located 1 hour north of Anchorage. It is situated in the land between Knik Arm, Hatcher’s Pass, and the Matanuska Glacier. Palmer’s glacial soil is responsible for Alaska’s famous summertime harvests. It is here that a charming downtown finds itself next to decades-old dairy and produce farms, creating a culture unique to Palmer.
Aside from farms and fairs, Palmer has some prime Alaska Real Estate to offer. Recently, an influx of higher priced new construction with amazing scenery has been built on the fringes of town. Downtown is where great older homes sit near the conveniences of the city. Head towards Hatcher’s Pass to find seclusion that many people associate with living in Alaska. Palmer’s roughly 6,000 residents are fairly spread out and capitalize on the more abundant acreage the Mat-Su valley can offer to homeowners.
Palmer features some of the greatest outdoor activities Alaska has to offer. Hatcher’s Pass is an awesome winter site for skiing, sledding, and snow machining. It’s century old gold mine offers a glimpse at Alaska’s history through hikes and tours in the summer months. Matanuska Glacier might be the most accessible in the state. Knik Arm can be explored by river boat or ATV. Palmer has also recently seen several upscale restaurants and breweries move into town, making it possible to enjoy a fine meal with an even better view.