Parker Luxury Real Estate
Parker is situated in Douglas County and covers a large amount of area in the Southeast part of the Denver Metro area. It is uniquely positioned between the two largest cities in Colorado, Denver and Colorado Springs. It is also just 14 minutes away from Lone Tree. Parker ranked 12th in 2013’s “Best Places to Live” by CNN Money Magazine. In 2014, the total population of Parker is around 48,130, although there are many more residents with Parker addresses that are not within the city limits. The total number of households in this community is about 17,518, with an estimated median household income of approximately $99,496.
Parker provides an easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. Residents can enjoy the efficient transportation system since it is near to I-25 and E-470, as well as to Denver International Airport. They can also take advantage of the open space and trails, recreational facilities and chances for community engagement.
The area that would become Parker was once known as a regular hunting ground by various Indian tribes that lived nearby. At the height of the Pine’s Peak Gold Rush in 1862, a man named Alfred Butters established a post office/way station for prospectors in the area, around 20 miles south of Denver. The house would eventually change hands over a couple of years, where its last resting place became a marker for the current site of Parker.
James Sample Parker, a former bullwhacker and station manager, would buy the now-expanded 20-Mile House in 1874. He would further expand the property, adding a blacksmith’s shop and a mercantile store that also handled mail. This would follow Parker leasing out land for roads, train tracks, and other vital amenities around the House.
For the next years the town grew exponentially, and with the arrival of more trains progress went along smoothly. Development would continue for many more decades before the populace voted to incorporate Parker in 1981.
Amenities and Famous Landmarks
Parker is one of the key locations covered by the Douglas county School District RE-1, with many of its educational institutions nearby. Most major sources of employment have been out-of-town, with many finding jobs in the nearby Denver Technological Area.
Parker is a community that offers plenty of branching out or expansion opportunities for companies, retailers, and developers. There is also a wide range of job opportunities in this area. Some of such include professional, scientific and technical services, finance, manufacturing, executive, construction, sales and office, computer specialists and management occupations, among others.
This nature trails runs through the town alongside Nature Creek. It is a perfect spot for biking, trekking, and nature spotting.
Mainstreet is a major thoroughfare in the town. Many of its key businesses are located along this road such as Hickory House Ribs and Parker Garage.
Parker Colorado Homes
The prices of Parker Colorado homes for sale range from $100,000 to more than $1,000,000. These include a variety of condos/co-op, single-family homes, townhomes, horse properties and multi-family homes that come in different styles. The median price of the homes in Parker is around $420,000 while the median rent price is more or less $1,775. Parker luxury homes can be found in great neighborhoods like Pradera, Colorado Golf Club, Spirit Ridge, Centennial Ranch, The Pinery and Evans Ranch.
- Clay brick style
- French Country style
- Custom contemporary
- Georgian style
Contact Denver real estate agent Matt Metcalf today and learn how to avail of a great Denver luxury home in Parker.