Parker, Colorado Real Estate, Parker Area and Community Information

Parker, Colorado is located in Douglas County and is considered a commuter town. The 2013 population count reached 48,700 residents and is the 19th most populous municipality in the state.

Parker is served by the Douglas County School District RE-1 educating children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. It is the third largest district in the state and educates 60,000 students in more than 70 schools. The students of the district have scored an average of 10 to percent above the state average. The district is ranked number one in the Denver Metropolitan area and number 12 in the entire state. There are 4 private schools in Parker, offering an alternative to public school education. The choice of educational opportunities in Parker helps to make Parker homes for sale attractive to families with school age children.

Homes for sale in Parker include single family homes and condominiums. Parker CO homes are available in a wide range of prices from affordable to expensive. The Parker home buyer will find homes with multiple bedrooms and baths to accommodate most size families. The available homes are existing and new homes. Residents who would rather not invest in Parker Co real estate will find apartments and homes for rent.

When searching for Parker real estate, residents and potential residents should secure the services of a Parker real estate agent. The Parker realtor will have their finger on the pulse of the real estate market and know the best homes to help meet the Parker home buyer meet their real estate goals.


The area of Parker was originally used for hunting by the Indians until settlers began to infiltrate the region. When gold was discovered in Colorado, seekers of fortune followed one of several trails through the area. Settlements and towns began to spring up and the focus shifted from gold to land acquisition. In 1864, George Long and his wife moved a structure they purchased to the area where Parker is today. They added several buildings to house animals and wagons. The structure became a stopping point for lodging and meals. The construction of the railroad gave the area accessibility and the population grew slowly. Parker was incorporated in 1981 and increased from one square mile to 20 square miles.

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Parks and Recreation

Families searching for Parker properties will appreciate the recreational opportunities available in town. The Parker Recreation Department sponsors a variety of individual and group programs and activities. The department also operates and maintains three recreation centers and an outdoor pool. Amenities include ice skating, hockey, climbing wall, stationary bicycles and walking track. There is also a wading pool, splash pool, water slide and a concessions stand.

Attractions and Activities

An important consideration when searching for real estate in Parker is finding things to do. Parker and the surrounding area is home to a great many attractions and activities and include Attractions and activities include adventure program for children, theater, dance, charitable and sporting events.

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The vibrancy of a community sometimes centers on the events that are geared to bring the community together. Events include holiday celebrations, Bike to Work Day, holiday carriage rides and Arbor Day celebrations. There are events for every member of the family and sure to inspire participation.

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