Parker Real Estate Information
Lying about 30 miles south of Denver, just outside the I-470 loop that surrounds the capital city region, Parker, Colorado, is a mid-sized city located completely within the confines of Douglas County. Parker sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet and encompasses more than 18 square miles. The city was estimated to house a population of more than 40,000 as of 2006 estimates, with median income for households at nearly $75,000.
Parker was founded in 1864 and became a municipality in 1981. It is home to nine parks, including 160-acre Salisbury Equestrian Park and 200-acre Bayou Gulch Regional Park and The Parker Arboretum. Canterberry Golf Club is one of three public and four private golf courses in town, and Colorado Golf Club will host the 2010 Senior PGA Championship. Colorado Horse Park is the perfect spot for riding a quick run.
There is an indoor pool at the Parker Recreation Center for residents to enjoy, and the recreation department sponsors a number of sports leagues and clubs for both children and adults alike. The Parker Cultural Commission sponsors arts events throughout the year, and the town celebrates such annual events as the Parker Country Festival, the Parker Business Expo, the Taste of Parker and Parker Country Christmas. Performances are held sporadically at the Twenty-Mile Stadium Theater.
Parker is served by the Douglas County School District RE-1, with three high schools, four middle schools and more than a dozen elementary schools, in addition to two charter schools, three K-8 private schools, a private Lutheran high school and a Montessori elementary school. The town's major employers include American Furniture Warehouse, the Douglas County Schools, King Soopers, Oralabs Holding Corp, Parker Adventist Hospital, the town, Target and Wal-Mart. There are several medical centers providing attention and care to residents: Parker Adventist Hospital, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, and Rocky Vista University.