A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,271
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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
    71
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    1
  • Theft
    829
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,469
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Parker Reviews

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Parker is a homey and family community in a colloquial, main street type setting. There are still farmers and ranchers that live on the outskirts and even Target is owned by a mult-generational farm called Flat Acres. I like that there's lots of kids around and there's still a main street! There's even a mom n' pop ice cream shop, and even though we have our share of chains, there are other places that aren't chains still thrive here. Colorado has seen an influx of almost 100,000 people since last year. As a result, Parker is growing bigger than it's britches. Now, driving anywhere is slower and seems further, because of the transplants edging us out. Also, there's not really much of a nightlife- most everyone is in bed by 9.
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I love Parker! It's a small town that is quickly developing into a city. The schools are fantastic and so are the neighborhoods that the schools are located in. Jobs are quite easy to find if you're a high school student. As for adults I'm not entirely sure. Most adults I know commute to Denver for work which is about a 40 min drive. The food in Parker is mainly fast food with the exception of a view restaurants but there is enough of them to keep the variety pretty colorful. If I stay living in Colorado with my kids when I get married and have my own, I'll be staying in Parker. I would change the amount of construction that goes on, however. There always seems to be something that is being rebuilt or refurbished and it gets annoying.
Parker is a great place to live for people of all ages. It's a convenient location with tons of activities to do all within a five to fifteen minute drive. Parker's great location sits between two shopping malls including Park Meadows and Southlands. Among the choices of things to do there are hundreds of restaurants to try, several movie theaters, lots of shops, and wonderful places to hang out and enjoy the area. One of my favorite places in Parker is Mainstreet. Here you can enjoy a big family park with a beautiful gazebo and two rows of shops and restaurants. On Sundays Mainstreet is a center for a super farmer's market with food, music, and fun. On the Holidays there is always something exciting happening on Mainstreet. Around Christmas the entire street of Old town Parker is lit up with the most brilliant lights including large white snowflakes dangling from the biggest trees. It might just be my favorite place in Parker only there are too many places to choose from.