Parker

Urban vibrancy steeped in rich history and Old West charm.

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Urban vibrancy steeped in rich history and Old West charm.
 
Parker is steeped in rich history, heritage, and heart. Though it embraces forward-thinking innovation, the spirit of the Old West lives on in Parker. This unique blend gives way to a diverse array of experiences attracting locals and visitors alike — including year-round community events and activities, arts and culture venues, miles of serene open space and trails, and charming cafés and restaurants.
 

What to Love

• Excellent outdoor recreation
• Stunning landscapes and scenic mountain views
• Family-friendly and tight-knit community vibes
• Generous lot sizes

Local Lifestyle

Despite Parker’s proximity to the city center, where you’re never too far away from Denver’s major attractions, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in this cozy, scenic enclave. Parker is a haven for anyone seeking an active lifestyle, as it’s home to an impressive number of public parks. The community boasts 250 acres of parkland and over 900 acres of open space — not to mention its proximity to the mountains. Parker is just a few hours away from many of the most prestigious ski resorts in Colorado.
 
Many new and growing families call Parker home due to its excellent public schools, spacious lot sizes, family-friendly environment, and tight-knit community. Here, locals deeply value the ties they can foster with their neighbors. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Parker has plenty of excellent opportunities for shopping and dining. Situated in the heart of downtown, Parker Garage features an innovative menu that blends refined dining with local, seasonal ingredients. West Main Taproom + Grill boasts an impressive craft beer list, as well as locally made spirits and an eclectic menu ranging from tacos to burgers. For a more lively and casual experience, head to Takoda or Tailgate Tavern.
 
Don’t miss Niche & Co., a one-stop shop for custom furnishings and unique art, as well as food and gifts. Murdoch’s is conveniently located in town for your hunting and camping needs, as well as Costco.
 
Take the family to Boondocks Food & Fun for a day of adventure, including bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, go-karts, and more.
 

Things to Do

This vibrant town is full of community-centric events and outdoor activities. Parker Days is a time-honored tradition among locals featuring live music, food and drinks, rides, and more. The Parker Farmers Market features vegetable growers, western slope fruit growers, plants, and on-site cooking.
 
For more outdoor fun, head to O’Brien Park. Located on Main Street near downtown, this park includes a lighted softball field, a multipurpose field, a basketball court, two playground areas, and an outdoor pool. Walk the trails, fish, or birdwatch at Rueter Hess ReservoirBingham Lake Park, or Bayou Gulch Regional ParkCherry Creek Trail is a picturesque, 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects various communities — including Parker — throughout suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
 
Horse lovers frequent the Colorado Horse Park, which is home to many equestrian events, including top hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing competitions.
 
Golf enthusiasts are in luck! Play around at Colorado Golf Club, which is home to the 71st Senior PGA Championship, or the Jim Engh-designed Irish links-style course at The Club at Pradera. For golf combined with even more luxury features, head to the family-friendly Pinery Golf Course, which boasts 27 holes of magnificent golf, as well as an array of tennis, fitness, dining, and social amenities.
 

Schools

Parker is served by the Douglas County School District — one of the top school districts in the nation. Additionally, there are several wonderful private schools within commuting distance. Top educational opportunities include: 
 
• Mountain View Elementary, PK-5
• Northeast Elementary, PK-4
• Gold Rush Elementary, PK-5
• Cherokee Trail Elementary, PK-6
• Pioneer Elementary, PK-5
• Sagewood Middle School, 6-8
• Cimarron Middle School, 6-8
• Sierra Middle School, 7-8
• Ponderosa High School, 9-12
• Legend High School, 9-12
• Chaparral High School, 9-12

Overview for Parker, CO

57,311 people live in Parker, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $48,857. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

57,311

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$48,857

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.

16
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Phirm Physique, Studio 9 Dance Academy, and Zenith Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.15 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.32 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.28 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Parker, CO

Parker has 20,083 households, with an average household size of 2.85. 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. 57,311 people call Parker home. The population density is 2,565.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

57,311

Total Population

High

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

35.6

Median Age

49.43 / 50.57%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
20,083

Total Households

2.85

Average Household Size

$48,857

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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

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