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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Parker is a suburb of Denver with a population of 52,563. Parker is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Parker offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Parker there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Parker and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Parker are above average.
About Parker...
Population
52,563

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$386,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,497
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Parker Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,070.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Parker

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,779
National
$55,322
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As a person living in the Pradera area, I have found the neighborhood to be super accepting and friendly. Our neighbors are super nice and we have talked with them on multiple occasions (which is polar opposite from our last neighborhood). In Pradera, there is a great golf club that we have joined that makes a great burger and has a very beautiful and well maintained course that is reminiscent of the Welsh countryside. From our home, you can see a little bit of Pikes Peak and the scenery is amazing. We have tried a couple restaurants and have found that the Asian restaurants are always the best. In Castle Rock (which is not too far from Parker), there are many great Mom and Pop's restaurants that taste so good you won't think you are in the suburbs. I will say, though, I do feel as if we are living in the middle of nowhere sometimes because of the pastures and farmland. But, if you don't mind living out in the country, Parker might be for you.
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I love the community! Parker has a fantastic downtown area and mainstreet. However, there is a ton of construction and it is getting very built up and crowded.
I have lived in Parker, Colorado for 7 years. One of my favorite things about it is the sense of community and safety. Something I would like to see change is the amount of diversity, especially in public schools. By this, I mean increased diversity. I think it could teach a lot of these students about the importance of collaboration and understanding, considering that the public schools are overwhelmingly caucasian.