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Palmer Relocation

 

Relocate to Palmer

Palmer is located in the heart of Alaska, the Matanuska Valley, 45 miles northeast of Anchorage. Nestled in between the Talkeetna and Chugach mountain ranges, Palmer benefits from rich, silty soil and breathtaking mountain views.

Community Profile

Current Population:  5,195
2004 AK Dept of Labor & Workforce Development
 
Borough Name:  Matanuska-Susitna Borough
 
Regional Native Corporation:  Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
 
School District:  Matanuska-Susitna School District
 
Latitude:  61ø 36' N
 
Longitude:  149ø 06' W
 
Land Area:  3 sq. miles

 

Numerous growth forecast indicate that the Mat-Su Borough will experience over 3% of annual growth until 2018, with Palmer's population expected to double during this time. Approximately 2000 new households are expected in the area.

Population:   The current demographic profile includes a large middle-aged and young population. The population is comprised of individuals and couples of child bearing age. According to the 2000 US census, the average household size in palmer is 2.81, while the median family income is $53,164.

Economy:  Palmer's economy is based on a diversity of retail and other services. Many city, borough, state, and federal government agencies are headquartered in Palmer. The strongest sector in the economy is the educational, health and social services which is 4% higher than national trends.

Transportation:  Palmer lies on the Glenn Highway, a designated Scenic Highway. Commercial airlines serve the Anchorage International Airport, but the Palmer Municipal Airport supports private and chartered services.

Climate:  The average temperatures in January range from 6 to 14; in July, 47 to 67. Annual precipitation is 16.5 inches.

See also: Relocation Links and Local Services, and Local Attractions.

Relocation - Information & Links

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Planning & Land Use Department
Mat-Su Fact Book
(Download the Adobe Reader PDF Document - 3.36M) 

RELOCATION Web Links

State of Alaska
Alaska State Parks

Mat-Su Borough/Palmer Resources  

City of Palmer
Alaska State Fair
Mat-Su Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Mat-Su Bed & Breakfast Association
Mat-Su Borough
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

 

Education

Mat-Su School District
University of Alaska, Mat-Su

Local Utility Companies

Matanuska Electric Co. - Electric
GCI - Long Distance Phone, Internet, Cable TV
Matanuska Telephone Assoc. - Local Phone, Internet, Digital TV

Newspapers

Frontiersman Newspaper
Anchorage Daily News

Contact a Realtor

 

Residential / Commercial Real Estate

 

Greg & Sherri Sheppard - Jack White Real Estate
865 N. Seward Meridian Parkway
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 352-1828
http://www.alaskahomesellers.com
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Kibe Lucas - Team Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

PO Box 874981
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 357-4663
http://www.kibelucas.com
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Hall Quality Homes

Jess Hall

PO Box 1987

Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 746-2757

http://www.hallqualityhomes.com

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Commercial Real Estate

 

Carr Gottstein Properties

Gail Bogle-Munson

4000 W Dimond Blvd, Ste 240

Anchorage, AK 99502

(907) 564-2424

http://www.cgprop.com

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Wharton Investments

PO Box 2527

Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-2800