LOCATION: Tucked inside of Douglas County, Parker is 20 miles southeast of the Denver metropolitan area.
ELEVATION: 5,900 feet above sea level
ZIP CODES: 80134, 80138
POPULATION: 45,195 (December 2014 estimate of 3 mile radius)
- Age – 33.2 years
- Household Income – $95,618
- Home Value – $375,000 (October, 2015)
Parker was first established in 1862 when the Pine Grove Post Office was built. Old Indian trails such as the Smoky Hill Trail ran near the post, as well as stage coach roads named the West Cherry Creek and Denver-Santa Fe. A couple of years later, a lodge/store for travelers called the 20 Mile House (20 miles from Denver) was built on present day downtown Parker. James Parker bought the house in 1874, helped the town begin to grow and prosper. Families built farms for dairy, cattle and horses. James and his brother, George, developed the land on the east and west side of Highway 83 (Parker Road) with Douglas County’s first rail line running between Denver and New Orleans.
By 1981 the Town of Parker was officially incorporated as one square mile, including the Rowley Downs neighborhood, downtown area, Parker Square and Parker Plaza. Zoning and subdivision ordinances soon followed. Now Parker incorporates 20.8 square miles, growing from 300 residents to over 45,000!
Parker’s rapid growth, excellent school system, high quality parks and recreations and proximity to Denver has fostered an ideal home for people seeking a Colorado lifestyle. The town has helped Douglas County become one of the most sought after real estate markets in the United States! The average home value is currently $325,000 (almost twice the national average). There are typically hundreds of homes, condos and town homes listed for sale. For the latest trends, check out Parker’s market updates. It includes the current homes for sale in Parker, CO!
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