Parker has become one of the best places to live in Colorado

Overview for Parker, CO

57,311 people live in Parker, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $48,857. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.6 years

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Welcome to Parker

A benevolent community with exquisite views of nature
Parker, Colorado, is well-known for its distinctive western-Victorian downtown and hometown feel that has maintained its prominence in the community despite its growing prosperity. Parker is conveniently located close to an assortment of city conveniences, including quick commutes to top-rated schools, world-class restaurants, Denver International Airport, Downtown Denver, and Denver Tech Center, making this municipality an attractive location for families, professionals, and retirees. 
Parker real estate is diverse and offers many upscale options. Many neighborhoods in Parker enjoy stunning mountain views and proximity to wildlife, with deer, turkeys, and birds often found roaming property lines. With great year-round weather, delicious farm-to-table eateries, a gorgeous natural setting, and never-ending outdoor recreation, it’s no surprise Parker has become one of the best places to live in Colorado. 

What to Love

  • Amazing neighborhoods surrounded by open fields, incredible views, and trails
  • A great education system 
  • Unique town events held throughout the year
  • A centralized location close to E-470, 225, and I-25

Local Lifestyle

While Parker is smaller in size, it is full of heart. There is lots of space to breathe here and residential areas aren’t cramped. Parker is an excellent place for those seeking a peaceful environment away from the Denver metropolitan area’s noisy streets. 
The municipality has maintained its sense of community, which residents and visitors can experience inside any number of its restaurants, commercial buildings, and shops. Established neighborhoods blend well with the area’s newer developments, which offer luxury properties and access to high-end amenities such as pools and golf courses. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

West Main Taproom + Grill has a remarkable collection of 56 Colorado craft beers on draft and a palatable menu centered around local vendors, farmers, and the community. 
Head over to Mainstreet in Parker to dine on American classics at Parker Garage, whose establishment is located inside a historical building. Here, you’ll find a chef-inspired menu created with locally-sourced ingredients. 
Enjoy mouth-watering chicken fingers, wings, and burgers in a laid-back setting at The Chicken Shack. The restaurant’s signature flavors and sauces are created in-house.
FlatAcres MarketCenter/Parker's Pavillions is a shopping complex located in Parker featuring top brands, boutiques, and restaurants. Another great option for quality shopping is Parker Valley Center

Things to Do

Meet your neighbors at Parker Oktoberfest, an annual festival celebrating German heritage and tradition at O'Brien Park. This event features Bavarian dancers, Dachshund races, live music, and fun games. It's also an excellent platform for vendors to showcase their services to an audience of over 15,000 people.
Parker Recreational Center is a must-visit for sports and fitness enthusiasts. The center features state-of-the-art facilities, including an indoor pool, an aquatic climbing wall, cardiovascular and weight equipment, a gymnasium, a cycling studio, and a lazy river. 
Parker has various multi-purpose trails perfect for outdoor adventures like hiking, jogging, cycling, or running. Baldwin Gulch Trail is a paved trail commonly preferred by bikers, while the Preservation Park and Trailhead is an excellent hiking area with lots of green spaces.


The Douglas County School District serves the community of Parker. Great schools in the surrounding area include:
  • Pine Grove Elementary School, PK-6th grade
  • Sagewood Middle School, 6th-8th grade
  • Chaparral High School, 9th-12th grade


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Demographics and Employment Data for Parker, CO

Parker has 20,083 households, with an average household size of 2.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Parker do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 57,311 people call Parker home. The population density is 2,565.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.43 / 50.57%

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Around Parker, CO

There's plenty to do around Parker, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kim & Cam's Taekwondo Academy, Zenith Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and XS Crossfit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.15 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.32 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.28 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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