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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). All types of housing are being offered in Parker as home construction and new developments are seen throughout the area.  Living here would most likely be in a community with a home owners association.  The median price of a home in Parker has been fairly stable for several years. Zillow.com reports the median home value to be $470,500 in late 2018.

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 along with a very active center for the arts. It is an outdoor and family orientated community.

What is not special about Parker

Parker is expensive and growing so fast one has to worry about congestion.  Everything is new here-new library, center for the arts, recreation center, hospital and many shopping centers, so there is no old time charm to it.  Although there are several beautiful golf courses here, they are all private with no public courses in Parker.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average Jan temp is 30; the average July temp is 70.  Parker gets a little over 50 inches of snow annually.  Humidity is much lower than average. The town is southeast of Denver and east of Lone Tree and Centennial.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many restaurants in Parker which include those unique to the town along downtown Main Street, and the many chains in the surrounding shopping centers. For the Cultural Scene The Parker Arts Council has many programs and sponsors festivals and concerts in the park.

Crime

Crime rate is half the national average.

Medical facilities

Parker Adventist Hospital expanded in 2015 and provides medical services to Parker.

Transportation

Denver International Airport is only about 30 minutes away. Parker has a very nice walkable downtown, but the communtiy itself is very spread out. There are walking and biking trails from some sections of Parker that connect to downtown.  A light rail system to Denver is available from Aurora, just a few miles away.

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