Parker

A small town with a big heart, Parker is a place rooted in history and heritage.  From the historic downtown and parks, trails and wide open spaces, to the cultural arts center and engaging events like Barker Days and the Christmas Carriage Parade, you’re sure to find that Parker is indeed your kind of place. Whether you seek genuine family time in the many year-round community events and activities, inspiration in arts and culture venues, solitude in the miles of open space and trails or togetherness with old friends and new in our cafes and restaurants, a day in Parker will be remembered for a lifetime.

Located in Douglas County, Parker has easy access to the Denver metropolitan area is known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown feel. Voted “2019’s Best Places To Raise A Family In Colorado,” it's not hard to see why this is a highly sought after home for young families as nearly every business, attraction and event is centered around family.

Parker truly has something for everyone, from a dense suburban feel near downtown Parker to sprawling equestrian ranches on the edge of town, Parker honors its Western roots throughout the year. The Parker Police Department has created a Mounted Patrol Unit for parades, community policing events, crowd control, crime prevention, park/trail patrols, and to assist with searches of lost persons.

 

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce provides a beautiful Magazine and Visitors Guide which showcases the Town and surrounding area. You can also visit the Town of Parker website for more information on living, working and playing in Parker, Colorado. 

Click Here to View Parker's Visitors Guide

Working in Parker: 

Parker is part of South Denver’s strong business ecosystem. Companies locating here, benefit from close proximity to Fortune 500 companies. In Colorado, 7 of 9 Fortune 500 companies are located in South Denver within 10 miles of Parker.  These include Arrow, Qurate, Dish, Liberty, Newmont Gold Corp., Western Union, and Echostar. In addition to the many regional and local companies calling the area home. Other major employers with a South Denver presence include Comcast, Charles Schwabb, Great-West Financial, United Healthcare, Parker Adventist Hospital, Jacobs, Jeppeson, and Health One Skyridge.

Want to learn more about the unique businesses located here in Parker? Check out the Town of Parker's full business directory.

Commuting from Parker:

Parker has easy access to Denver, the Denver Technology Center (DTC), Denver International Airport (DIA) and Centennial Airport. The nearest light rail station is less than 10 miles away in Lone Tree or North on Parker Road to the Aurora Station. The E-470 tollway, Lincoln Avenue, Mainstreet and Hess Road all provide connections to I-25. South Parker Road (Highway 83) is a major north-south roadway that connects Parker to Aurora and Colorado Springs.

  • Downtown Denver: 25 miles, 34 minutes by car
  • Colorado Springs: 54 miles, 1 hour by car
  • Denver Tech Center: 10 miles, 15 minutes by car
  • Denver International Airport - 40 miles northeast
  • Centennial Airport - 7 miles west
  • Colorado Springs Municipal Airport - 58 miles south
  • The Regional Transportation District (RTD) serves the community by providing a full menu of rapid transit services, including a call-and-ride system and bus services connecting to surrounding communities and the regional light rail system.

Parker Schools:

The Douglas County School District is Colorado's third-largest school district, serving more than 68,000 students in preschool through twelfth-grade. Parents can find many different choices through the District such as open enrollment, charter schools, instruction for gifted and talented students, magnet schools, an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, and other special programs. 

Looking for Charter school information? Learn more about Parker's charter schools here. 

Parker Neighborhoods:

Colorado Golf Club

Timbers at the Pinery

Pradera

The Timbers

Retreat at the Timbers

Meridian

Meridian Village

The Pinery

Heirloom

Sierra Ridge

Stepping Stone

Clarke Farms

Stonegate

Anthology

Newlin Meadows

Bradbury Ranch

Horseshoe Ridge

Senderos Creek

Spirit Ridge

Inspiration Point

Tallman Gulch

Spring Creek Ranch

Elkhorn Ranch

Reata North

Canterberry Crossing

Idyllwilde

Pine Bluffs

Villages of Parker

Lincoln Creek Village

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
Douglas County School District
New Construction
Top Places to Raise a Family in U.S. Award
Equestrian Properties
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