Parker, Colorado Real Estate & Homes for Sale
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Parker, Colorado homes and real estate are a key part to the success of the fastest growing city in Colorado. Parker residents enjoy an unequaled quality of life with an easy commute to Denver. Parker, Colorado has urban conveniences, open space, business opportunities and a family-oriented country lifestyle combine to make Parker an exceptional place to live and work. While traveling along the legendary Parker Hills and Cherry Creek Valley, you will feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, from Pike's Peak to Long's Peak. Parker has a wide range of affordable homes and real estate available as well as high end horse property and real estate.
Parker, Colorado located in Douglas County with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area, is known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown area.
- Median Home Value: $333,000
- Home Ownership: 92.6 %
- Median Income: $94,556
- Founding: Parker, Colorado was founded in 1864.
- Incorporation: Parker became a municipality in 1981.
- Location: Parker is located 20 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado.
- Elevation: Parker sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level.
- Size and Population: The Town of Parker is 18.8 square miles with a current population of more than 48,000 people residing within the incorporated Town boundaries.
- School District: Students residing in Parker are within the Douglas County School District RE 1
- Median Age: 35
Housing and Real Estate Information in Parker, Colorado
Parker’s residential communities include a variety of well-planned housing opportunities, ranging from entry level homes to luxury executive housing. Mixed use neighborhoods are being developed in Parker, as well has a variety of homes along golf courses, parks and open space.
Median single family detached home: $60,000 to $4.8 million*
Median Townhome/Condo: $55,000 to $345,000*
Average rent: $ 1,400 per month*
*Source: RE/MAX Legacy
Overview of Parker, Colorado
Located in southeast Metro Denver, Parker is one of the fastest growing communities in the country. With more than 46,000 residents, the Town boasts a highly-educated population with average household incomes that exceed most of the Denver metropolitan area. Parker is a well-planned, progressive community that offers excellent opportunities for investors, retailers and developers to relocate or expand. Both businesses and residents enjoy the luxury of a multi-model transportation system, open space and trails, recreational amenities, opportunities for community involvement and great schools, while still having easy access to shopping, transportation and quality services.
Parker, Colorado had a very modest beginning in 1860, when a one-room shack was moved from Pine Grove to Cherry Creek to serve as a stage stop called the Twenty Mile House...approximately 20 miles from the origination point of the Butterfield Stage. The humble little shack grew into a 10-room inn and eventually became a major stopping point for the railroad in 1882, under the ownership of James S. Parker.
As the Denver metro area grew, the Parker hills attracted developers, planners and new residents that wanted a country lifestyle with modern amenities. Over the past twenty years, Parker has transformed from the rural equestrian capital of Colorado to an exciting small town with beautiful open space and well-planned residential and commercial developments. Quick access to E-470, Interstate 25 and the Denver Technological Center has been a major attraction for Parker residents.
The Colorado lifestyle can be seen in the diversity of Parker neighborhoods, proximity to Cherry Creek and a quaint downtown are connected with attractive walking and biking trails. Equestrian facilities still abound. Blue-ribbon schools, an extensive Parks and Recreation program, a nationally-recognized family recreation center, year-round Arts Commission activities and eight area golf courses add to the quality lifestyle.
Shopping in Parker offers delight and variety provided at centers like Crown Point, Stroh Ranch, Prime Factory Outlets and Park Meadows. Residents have tremendous housing options, including award-winning covenant-controlled home and townhome developments, neo-traditional homes, multi-acreage home sites and exclusive golf course communities. Parker, Colorado is a community that adds special meaning to "great family living.
Schools in Parker, Colorado
Parker is served by the Douglas County School District, one of the most highly ranked districts in Colorado. The third largest school district in the state, the Douglas County School District serves more than 54,000 students and maintains their position as one of the highest performing districts in Colorado. Access to top-quality education is a key component that families consider when relocating to a community. Parker is proud to be located within the Douglas County School District, one of the top-performing school districts in the entire state. The Douglas County School District maintains one of the highest public school ratings in Colorado and the nation.
Higher Education in Parker, Colorado
Parker is also home to the University Center at Chaparral, which serves as a model for the future, with public and private education working collaboratively for the community they serve. By pooling their resources of facilities, technology, curricula, faculty and administrative expertise, these partners achieve their missions as well as a combined mission of providing lifelong learning opportunities for the residents and employees in the Douglas County communities. The University Center is operated by a partnership that includes the Arapahoe Community College, University of Colorado at Denver, University College of the University of Denver and the Douglas County School District.
School District: Douglas County RE-1
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16.8
Expenditure per Student: $4,924
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REAL ESTATE and HOMES in PARKER COLORADO
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