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
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.
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