Parker : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Parker

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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Where to Retire in Parker and Home Prices

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. 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.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Parker Arts Council has programs and sponsors at least one festival.


Crime rate is half the national average.

Medical facilities

Parker Adventist Hospital provides emergency services. Much larger facilities are nearby.


Everitt Airport is a small, one runway airport.  Parker is not considered a  walkable community, it is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.


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Facts about PARKER
  • State: CO
  • Environment: Suburban,Mountain,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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