Parker is a very fast growing (+90%) town and suburb, located southeast of Denver. This city of 45,000 is quite affluent with a median household income of $86,000. The Town offers a variety of community events and boasts an award-winning Recreation Center. For upcoming Town of Parker events and activities. It also has a network of trails for biking, hiking, skating and horseback riding, as well as numerous parks and open spaces. The Parker Arboretum features a variety of trees unique to the area. Picture of Main Street in downtown Parker courtesy of Wikipedia and Jeffrey Beall.
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There are a number of active adult communities in Parker and the Denver area (see Active Communties link at right). The median price of a home in Parker has been fairly stable for several years. Zillow.com reports the median home value to be $429,600 and the median listing price at $472,900 in late 2016.
What is special about Parker
It is an affluent and fast growing town with a crime rate about half the national average. It has an outstanding number of parks and recreational facilities.
What is not special about Parker
Parker is expensive and growing so fast one has to worry about congestion.
Who will like retirement in Parker
Retirees who like a planned and progressive community with a low crime rate. Parker was ranked 29th in 2011, as one of the "Best Places to Live" by CNN Money Magazine.
Local economy is driven by
Eduction, Health care, retail
Climate and Physical Environment
The average Jan temp is 30; the average July temp is 70. Humidity is much lower than average. The town is southeast of Denver and east of Lone Tree and Centennial.
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