Parker is one of Colorado’s fastest growing communities in the state and was ranked 29th in 2011’s Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine. Due to its opportunities for an excellent education and close proximity to Denver, many Colorado residents are looking to Parker as the best place to call home. As part of Douglas County, students of Parker attend a school district that has been ranked number two in education out of the entire United States. Because of this reason, Parker is predominantly home to families that believe in strong core values which helps to maintain a safe community. Residents living in Parker enjoy an active lifestyle, booming local economy, tons of open spaces, trails and recreational amenities, as well as an award winning Recreation Center. Most of the housing options in Parker are included in suburban type neighborhoods that feature affordable homes. Along the fringes of Parker you will also find many clusters of higher end housing options including mansions, ranches, and large estates.