Parker

Parker, Colorado, is a quiet town located just south and east of Denver. The town is known for its small-town feel, its proximity to the Front Range, and its numerous parks and trails.

Welcome to Parker

 
A quiet town that is one of Colorado's best-kept secrets
 

Parker, Colorado, is a quiet town located just south and east of Denver. The town is known for its small-town feel, its proximity to the Front Range, and its numerous parks and trails. Parker is also home to a number of businesses and industries, including several tech companies.

The town's location, with the Rocky Mountains to the west and the plains to the east, is one of the most appealing things about it. 

Most of the homes in Parker are single-family homes, though there are also many townhomes and apartments. The architecture is mostly traditional, with a mix of ranch-style homes and two-story homes. Several local architects have designed homes in Parker, and there are some beautiful and upscale neighborhoods such as Pradera and The Timbers with nearby golf courses to enjoy.  

What to Love

  • A quaint downtown area with shops and dining
  • Proximity to the city of Denver
  • Beautiful parks and open spaces
  • Friendly people
  • The great schools

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Parker is admired all over the state. It is particularly a great place to live if you are looking for a small-town experience with all the amenities of a big city. Parker is also a great place to raise a family or retire. The cost of living is reasonable, and there are plenty of things to do in the area. The people in Parker are friendly, and there are numerous opportunities to get involved in the community.

The local lifestyle in Parker is laid back and suburban, giving the location a very overall peaceful and calm vibe overall. The area also has many parks, recreation centers, and a variety of shops and restaurants.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a nice meal, there are plenty of great options in Parker, Colorado. The Parker Garage, for instance, is a popular spot for burgers and fries, while the Parker Pour House is known for its delicious steak and potatoes. For a more luxurious dining experience, head on to Saltgrass SteakhouseTailgate Tavern & Grill, or Bread & Butters

Parker has several great entertainment options for those looking for a night out within the town. The Parker Symphony Orchestra is perfect for those who love classical music as it has musical programs designed to encourage residents to explore and learn more about the genre. The Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center is another great spot for art lovers, as it offers several galleries and art classes.

In addition, Parker has several great retail options for when you are looking to do some shopping. The Parker Market Place is home to several popular stores, while the Parker Valley Center is perfect for those who love to find a good deal. 

Things to Do

There are a variety of things to do in Parker, Colorado, such as going hiking or camping in one of the many nearby parks, such as Cherry Creek State Park or Chatfield State Park. There are also golf courses in the area and opportunities to go fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

The town of Parker is also home to several annual events that you could attend, including the Parker Days Festival, the Parker Jazz Festival, and the Parker Harvest Festival. The town also hosts a number of rodeos and equestrian events throughout the year.

Schools

Parker, mainly served by the Douglas County School District, has some top-rated schools, including:

  • Chaparral High School, Grades 9-12, ranked among the top 100 high schools in the nation
  • Ponderosa High School, Grades 9-12, a top-rated public high school 
  • Prairie Crossing Elementary School, Grades K-5, ranked among the top 30% of all Colorado schools 
  • Rocky Heights Middle School, Grades 6-8, ranked as the second-best middle school in Douglas County School District  

 

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Overview for Parker, CO

79,083 people live in Parker, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $47,066.23. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

79,083

Total Population

36.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,066.23

Average individual Income

Around Parker, CO

There's plenty to do around Parker, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Enchanted Herbs Tea & Kratom, Warriors Call Tactical Solutions, and Fitness Together - Parker.

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Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.28 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.15 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Parker, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Parker. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Frontier Valley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Pioneer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Sierra Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Global Village Academy - Douglas County
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pine Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Prairie Crossing Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Challenge to Excellence Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Southeast Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Little Blessings Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cherokee Trail Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Iron Horse Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Legacy Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Parker Performing Arts
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Leman Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Parker Montessori Educational Institute
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Goddard School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Parker, CO

Parker has 26,803 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Parker do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 79,083 people call Parker home. The population density is 1,676.09 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

79,083

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.3

Median Age

50.05 / 49.95%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
26,803

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$47,066.23

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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