Located just 35 minutes southeast of Denver, the mid- to upper-class community of Parker, Colorado, is filled with gorgeous homes of all types and styles. New homes dot the area, which has recently become a hotbed for young professionals who wish to commute from the metropolitan area in order to experience the great community and open space that Parker has to offer. A large number of established homes are also available, from simple ramblers with a bit of land to elaborate multi-million dollar homes on lavish estates.
Recreation is a large part of life for residents in Parker. The Cherry Creek Trail runs along Cheery Creek, which cuts through the city. Residents can often be found biking, hiking and going on nature walks along this trail and in surrounding areas. Cross-country skiing is also a popular sport in the winter. For those who wish to stay a little closer to home, the Parker Recreation Center is often where the fun can be found. It boasts an Olympic sized pool, sauna and water slide for fun for all ages. Those more interested in the arts can enjoy a wide variety of science, arts and recreational programs at the Mainstreet Center in Olde Town Parker.
Only around 50,000 people call this idyllic little city home. Although the area is more affluent, the majority of residents are aged 25 to 44 and over 50 percent of household have children, So the town has a largely family-friendly atmosphere. Schools are given the highest priority, and the Douglas County School District, which serves the entire city, is one of the highest performing districts in Colorado. Students there perform up to 19 percent greater than the state average. When the students are not engaged in academic achievement, the entire town supports one of two rival teams at the annual Pride of Parker competition between Ponderosa and Chaparral High Schools. However, this family-friendly focus does not affect the nightlife for adults. The city offers many fine dining restaurants as well as more casual locales. Young couples are often seen strolling along the street in times of fine weather, enjoying both the good company and exciting atmosphere along main street before partaking of a wide variety of dining options in the area. If you love recreation, great schools and an active night life, Parker, Colorado, is likely a place you could be proud to call home. Browse our selection of homes for sale in Parker to find your new home.