Living in Parker offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Parker there are a lot of coffee shops and parks.
Welcome to Parker
Parker is a suburb of Denver with a population of 54,352. Parker is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Parker offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Parker there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Parker and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Parker are above average. Parker is located 20 miles from downtown Denver is famous for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown vibe that it has strived to preserve amid its growing prosperity over the years. For 22 years, Parker has been named as a Tree City USA for its excellent urban forestry.
A home rule municipality in Douglas County housing 49,000 people, Parker is now the 19th most populous municipality in the state. It boasts 250 acres of parkland and over 900 acres of open space, guaranteeing a great experience for locals and tourists alike. Popular outdoor activities for nature lovers include horseback riding, hiking, cycling, fishing, and nature walks.
The town’s museum and PACE Center (Parker Arts, Culture & Event) are also worth a visit for their rich art, culture, and historic collection. Parker will make you feel very close with nature indeed. It has quite a list of public parks for people’s enjoyment.
Parker is rich with history from being a hunting area by American Indians to a refuge for travelers seeking gold and fortune in the 1850s, the Town of Parker has experienced growth and progress in terms of population and industry over the years. The town has evolved from many names like Pine Grove and 20-Mile House before its present name today.
The town was incorporated in 1981. From having only one square mile of land and 300 residents during its incorporation, the town has expanded to 20.8 square miles with a 48,000 population to date.
One of Parkers main attractions is the Rueter-Hess Reservoir Recreation area – An invaluable source of water to the Douglas County residents, the Reuter-Hess Reservoir has recently added recreation activities in its master plan.
The ones that are already available include paddleboarding, special events, photography tours, National Trails Day guided tours, fishing, Open Swim race, birding watching, and wildlife viewing.
As a self-declared “Town” under the Home Rule Statutes, Parker is the 2nd most populous town in the county, behind Castle Rock Parker is now the 19th most populous municipality in the state of Colorado. The first known people to live in the area were ancient and Plains Woodland peoples. Parker is famous for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown vibe that it has strived to preserve amid its growing prosperity over the years. Parker, Colorado is a suburb of Denver. It’s a little more rural and further from Downtown than many suburbs. Parker and the unincorporated area surrounding the city of Parker is a mixed bag. Suburban subdivisions, horse properties, luxury neighborhoods like Pradera and The Timbers and even working farms and ranches. It takes 25 minutes to get there with no traffic. I make this drive all the time so I know it works.
Also read: Living in Parker Colorado. Living in Parker Colorado is a 2017 updated version of this post.