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
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    525
  • Theft
    829
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    263

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 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 has a wonderful small town feel to it, the people are friendly and there are lots of parks and trails for those who like to be outdoors taking long walks. The main-street has lots of attractions and history to it, it combines the old and the new beautifully; like the home of the first doctor that moved to Parker in the 1800's and other such historical sites, and a beautiful Pace center, cinema, an ultramodern library and lots more. It is also lined with local businesses, restaurants, and strip malls .
Parker is a beautiful place to live in weather you have a young family, just starting or looking for a place to retire.