Located 23 miles southeast of Downtown Denver and home to more than 55,000 residents, the Town of Parker offers the perfect balance of a full-service community with a hometown feel. Parker provides an unmatched quality of life, spectacular parks and recreational amenities, a great business mix, world-class cultural facilities and a wide variety of community events. Recently voted one of the Top 100 Safest Cities in America and ranked as #1 Best place to raise a family in Colorado(based on Family Life, Fun, Education, Health, Safety, Affordability & Socioeconomics). Most residents of Parker would agree, it truly is a wonderful place to call home.
Parker is best known for its charming downtown district. Mainstreet in Parker is not only a main thoroughfare to multiple Parker neighborhoods, but is also the hub of many locally owned retail shops and restaurants. Enjoy a premium cocktail or farm to table cuisine at the Parker Garage or grab a burger and a beer at the Tailgate Tavern, which is a favorite among the locals.
The Holidays are a special time of year in Parker. Some of the most popular festivities include:The Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony at O’Brien Park, the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, the Christmas Carriage Parade on Mainstreet, and a full line up of theater and musical productions at the PACE Center. Whichever festivity you choose to attend the small-town holiday spirit certainly shines bright in Downtown Parker all season long!
Real Estate in Parker
Parker is generally classified as a bedroom community of Denver, there are countless options for housing and an abundance of employment opportunities. Most Parker residents do commute to the Denver Tech Center, downtown Denver or even Colorado Springs. The median home price in Parker is just under $500k, but there really is something for everyone. Condominiums start at just under $200k and Luxury Homes can go up to $13M.
Notable neighborhoods in Parker include:
- Bradbury Ranch
- Clarke Farms
- Canterberry Crossing
- The Pinery
- Colorado Golf Club
Lifestyle and Attractions in Parker
- O’Brien Park is located on the NE corner of Parker Road and Mainstreet in downtown Parker. This park is home to year-round special events such as Parker Brewfest, Art in the Park, Parker Oktoberfest and the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony-just to name a few. The park also has a softball field, basketball court, playgrounds and numerous shady spots perfect for a picnic.
- H20’Brien Pool and Waterpark is located directly north of O’Brien Park and shares a parking lot with the park. This family-friendly oasis is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. The park features two 182’ water slides, a waterworks play structure, a spray garden, a circulation and lap pool, a concession stand and shade pavilion.
- The Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE) is home to a 542-seat theatre, art gallery, event space, dance studio, culinary teaching kitchen, green room, dressing rooms, an outdoor amphitheater as well as several classrooms. This venue hosts art exhibits, art classes, theater productions and concerts year-round.
Are you thinking about buying or selling a property in Parker? Stacy is a long time resident, and a Parker Real Estate expert! Call Stacy Blair today at 720.297.4492 or email stacyblair(at)barringtongroupre(dotted)com to get started!
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