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
$330,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,350
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

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
    65
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    915
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,969
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    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.
Very welcoming community with great people, where a larger city still feels like a small town! I'm especially thankful for the amazing school system we have here in Parker and how everyone in involved in the school system. I would love to see some more diversity here so our town can become even better!