Parker Colorado would be considered by some to be a suburb of Denver as it is only 25 miles from the mile high city. It gives its residents the feel of small-town living while being close enough to a major city to enjoy the perks that any city has to offer. Their crime rate is very low, which is generally true in most of Colorado and they have a very high quality of living. It is a place that you can feel safe and enjoy raising a family if you like.
By no means is Parker actually a small town, however. They have a population of over 45,000 people, making it in the list of the 20 most populated cities in the state. It is known as a commuter town, meaning that most people that live there commute to work. This means that they can earn the higher wages found in Denver, but live in quieter communities.
The average income in the area is relatively higher than the majority of the country, sitting in the 80,000 range for families. This means that most people that reside there live a very comfortable life. It has also led to increased property values, which tends to limit those with lower incomes to reside in the area. Some find this to be positive, while others feel that it excludes the town from growth of small businesses to serve the community.
If you enjoy history there is a good amount to take in. The town has taken great pride in their history and due to this have restored a number of buildings in an effort to display their place in the state’s history. The original post office still stands on Main Street as well as an elementary school. The first church that was built in town is still standing, being restored, and is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks. If you plan to simply visit this town taking a tour of these landmarks is an absolute must.
The town is bordered and surrounded by much more well known cities like Castle Rock and Aurora, but it still has its own special charm. If you are looking for a place to raise a family and earn a great income this is somewhere definitely worth considering. Once you visit you will see why that is the case for so many that have relocated to the area.