Parker Homes and Condos for Sale

Parker, Colorado lies in Douglas County, about 23 miles southeast of Denver. With an approximate population of 51,163, the town has an area of 20.5 square miles. The town was incorporated in 1981. The legend goes that Parker began in 1860 as a one room stage stop called the Twenty-Mile House. It grew into an Inn with 10 rooms, changing ownership until purchased by James Sample Parker and under his management became a major railroad stop in 1882. The town has approximately 250 acres of parkland and 900 acres of open space. As Denver began to get crowded, builders looked to Parker for a rural area where modern amenities could be combined. Parker residents and local government continue to strive to make sure this beautiful area isn't spoiled by lack of planning and excessive building.

The beauty of the rolling plains of Parker surrounds this growing community. The historic downtown and various cultural centers and event make this thriving community a fun place to be. Whether you are taking advantage of the parks or hiking the many trails, there is something for everyone in Parker. Horseback riding is popular in Parker. If you like to ride horseback, there are many stables, arenas, and barns to check out. You'll find local restaurants and lodging on Main Street. There are recreation spots not far from Parker. Cherry Creek Trail begins in Denver, but runs through Parks and continues to Castlewood Canyon State Park. At the Castlewood Canyon State Park, there is a large reservoir where you can find many aquatic activities to take part in. There are also camping areas, facilities for special events, picnic sites and platforms for watching wildlife. 

The real estate options in Parker offer anything from land to build on to older updated ranch homes, to modern single-family homes or townhouses. Although it is growing swiftly, the people of Parker strive to maintain the small-town atmosphere, so you will find neatly maintained neighborhoods with lovely lawns. You'll find homes with amazing views of the Rockies as well as homes amid the wonderful Pines. Ranches and farms still are active on the outskirts of Parker, and with the friendly people in town and out, it is a family friendly community. Schools are rated high and there are many options for shopping and outdoor activity either in Parker, or one of the nearby communities. This beautiful, thriving community with its great history, beautiful surrounding and diverse real estate make it a must-consider destination for home buyers searching in the Parker area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Parker, Colorado, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.

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