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A New Community with Old Fashioned Traditions and - 12/8/2007
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Michael
Parker, CO

Parker, CO is one of the nicest and most beautiful places to live in America. We are a small and quiet community with many traditional country values. In addition to our annual events like the Parker Country Festival, we also have regular block parties in our communities and care about our neighbors.

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re: A New Community with Old Fashioned Traditions - 6/17/2009
We are considering relocation to Colorado from California. We have 2 boys, ages 7 and 9. Is Parker a good place to raise kids? How are the schools?

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Jim
Parker, CO

Cost of living is pretty high - 12/8/2014

In Douglas County Colorado the cost of living is among the highest in Colorado. You would be hard pressed to find a house for less than $300k with most decent houses in the $500k or higher range. Water & Sewage are high enough that you REALLY want to conserve water. It is a very beautiful, but costly place to live.

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Barry
Parker, CO

Parker, Colorado - 2/2/2013

Winters have tamed down 2009 to present. Summers are very dry and mild-hot. Cost of living offers something for every family. Crime (i. e. youth drugs) remains an issue and concern. Arts and culture is coming alive with the new Parker Arts Center. Nice. Parker operates within a reasonable economy. Parker offers good public and private school choices. 30 minutes - 2 hour radius to excellent colleges. Air and water quality is excellent as reported by Army Corp of Engineers. Housing options range from low-income apartments to breath-taking homes. That's Parker, something for every family. Best mayor in Colorado 2004-2012, in my opinion. Involved, accessible, for the people. Good quality of life - Denver jobs; international airport; modest housing price changes; fantastic outdoor recreation. Reasonable drive to mountains; new water reservoir 2013; excellent bike paths between Parker and CO State Parks Most religious faiths represented in the Parker area. Good RTD access in Parker to Denver, Colorado Springs business centers and major colleges. Direct highway to airport.

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Barry
Parker, CO

Denver-area small town - 2/2/2013

Good small town in Denver-area for families.

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Joy
Parker, CO

mountain views - 10/13/2011

Beautiful place to live. Great views of the front range.

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Bp
Parker, CO

schools cost - 8/12/2010

If you live in Parker you are in the Douglas County school district. This district does not give the schools the money they need. This year we lost Spanish and are being charged a bus fee per bus ride. Its too bad they can't put more money into the schools nobody is poor in this county.

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Michael
Parker, CO

Quality of Life - 8/7/2009

Great sunny weather, okay cost of living, low crime, awesome recreation, low utilities, athletic people, low sales tax (2.9%)

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Karen
Parker, CO

Perky Parker - 6/1/2009

Parker is full of middle class suburban families living in medium size houses on small lots. It does, however, take its open space and recreational oportunities very seriously. Most families are active in both structured and unstructured outdoor pursuits. And almost everyone has at least one dog....most likely a lab. Schools are considered good, and all manner of big box stores (etc) are available. Crime is low and mostly petty. The growing season is quite short, but the views of snow-covered mountains help to make up for that.

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Michelle
Parker, CO

My favorite place! - 5/15/2009

I LOVE living in Parker. I grew up farther south in Colorado, moved to Utah for ten years, and now I am back. This community is my favorite of all that I have lived in. The town is small enough that traffic isn't a problem. It has all of the basic shopping that I need 90% of the time. The people are great. Everyone has been so nice and friendly. The HOAs make sure that the neighborhoods are well kept up. The schools are great. I have 4 children and this is a great place to raise them. I haven't yet found anything to complain about!

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Michael
Parker, CO

A New Community with Old Fashioned Traditions and - 12/8/2007

Parker, CO is one of the nicest and most beautiful places to live in America. We are a small and quiet community with many traditional country values. In addition to our annual events like the Parker Country Festival, we also have regular block parties in our communities and care about our neighbors.

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val
Parker, CO

Voted # 26 out of top 100 best places to live by M - 11/9/2007

Parker, Colorado. Country living close in. Booming job market and large community with small town feel.

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Bobby
Parker, CO

Cost of living - 8/20/2007

Cost of living is too high.

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Carol
Parker, CO

Wow - Great Place - 6/27/2007

I have lived in Parker for 10 years. So, in the beginning, there were very few stores, just what you needed. In the past 7 years an enormous number of retail and resturant establishments have openned. This is good and bad. But overall, this is an awesome place to raise children, if you live south of town you can move into the treed area, and people are friendly. There are all walks of life, and very little crime. Very few people feel the need to protect themselves or be on guard. Children can play freely (as you might remember in your own youth, and didn't think could happen now). The climate is great, mostly sunny - even in the winter. People are involved, there are lots of local sports (golf, tennis, yoga) and events (Parker Days, the Art Guild show). It is small enough that neighbors meet each other, parents work together, and people are generally helpful. I read a few negative comments, I was really quite bewildered! I have never met anyone who didn't like living here!

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Andrew
Parker, CO

Suburbia - 6/23/2007

Parker is a safe, growing, family-oriented community. It offers little to do for college students, like myself. There is plenty of open space and parks. THe people are generally friendly and courteous.

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roger
Parker, CO

two for the show - 7/12/2006

I have lived here for 47 years and I naturally have seen alot of changes. The comments I have been reading pretty well sum up what was once a very coveted place to live. Like every where,to many people spoil a good thing and with the increased lack of respect people have for a good situation there is only one outcome and it is not the most desirable. Trying to use the mountains has become impossible on weekends, it now has to be during the week so that you use vacation time. I staybecause I know the area and most times can circumvent bad situations. It is sad to see what was once a very fun place to be with nice suburbs turned in to a money pit driven by the greed of developers and the graft of politicians chasing the tax revenue base that comes from overdevelopment.

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Lee
Englewood, CO

not Utopia - 7/3/2006

Parker is like living in Kansas: too far from the mountains, not much to do. People herald this place as the "place to live" in Denver. But really, there is nothing to support that this place is special. Kid friendly? Yes, just like every other suburb of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuqueque....At least Castle Rock has mountainous features..

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Yvonne
Parker, CO

not utopia - 6/28/2006

My family moved to Parker several years ago and it is really is Normalville, USA. A past comment mentioned the climate, and it is the same throughout the Front Range, and frankly, I find the people very distant. It is very Black and White in the friendliness of those you meet. Not that it's bad, but it is not great, either....reminds me a lot of small midwestern cities without the trees or history.

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Lee
Englewood, CO

Parker, plain as can be... - 6/28/2006

Lived here for awhile and allow me to report: nothing special here. People say it is great for families, but it is the exact same way in Aurora and Littleton. Colorado Springs and Boulder are much better family towns. Honestly, my wife and I can't figure out what the fuss is all about. It is boring and very middle class. We think it is funny that there is a bar on Main Street where you can see Harley's and BMW's parked in front of the same bar. You can tell the bikers are just weekend enthusiasts. Move to Castle Rock instead, it at least has cliffs and hills. Parker is an hour away from the Mountains and flatter than Kansas. If you drive 8 miles north on Parker Rd. there are the exact same stores. The women seem to try to "one up" each other on everything...

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jeremy
Parker, CO

Parker, CO - detailed review... - 6/19/2006

Just some quick notes about living here for my first year: I have lived in 15 U.S. cities ranging from DC and Chicago to smaller places like Jackson, MS and Colorado Springs. I am 30 years old. I was raised in very impovershed settings, as well as times of abundance. Generally, raised middle class and I am truly a normal happy go lucky person. Just some quick notes about living here for my first year: Good things about Parker: Schools are reportedly great. Size is small, very convenient to get where you need. Very walkable downtown and shopping areas. Town is family orientated. Town is very safe; crime seems to happen mainly at the apartment complexes. Parks are great for the kids and even have a small water park for residents. Dog friendly. Standard Colorado city bike paths are well thought out. Close to DTC. Most people are pretty nice and decent. Bad things: A lot middle class people, pretending to be the upper class. There are a lot of "new money" people who thrive on competing with each other. An example of the competition would be the standard middle class "who has the largest SUV" competition and the hilarious oversized Jackie Onasis sunglasses that only Parker's best compete in. This fad faded in Florida and Texas in the early 90's, it should hopefully pass soon here in Parker now that we are approaching the later years of the 2000's. Some people tend to act like they are living in Boca Raton, FL ( I use to, same foolishness there), when they are really living in a plain average city in Colorado. that has no defining features with the exception on the small Main Street. People are either very rude or very friendly. Another example would be how some of the better off people treat some of the less fortunate like indentured servants. I have been in a few stores before and felt so badly for the people behind the counter being berated and treated like they are less human because of their occupation. It has happened in the gas stations, grocery stores, etc... You get the exact same chain stores in Parker as you would anywhere else. A real lack of personality. Way too far from the mountains. Trees are few, especially compared to other areas of the Denver metro area. This is a place where the term "money, no class" drives home the definition to a tee (definitely not the average person there, but a small minority nonetheless). If you have never lived anywhere else, you might really like it here. If you have li

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jeremy
Parker, CO

Parker, CO - detailed review... - 6/19/2006

Just some quick notes about living here for my first year: I have lived in 15 U.S. cities ranging from DC and Chicago to smaller places like Jackson, MS and Colorado Springs. I am 30 years old. I was raised in very impovershed settings, as well as times of abundance. Generally, raised middle class and I am truly a normal happy go lucky person. Just some quick notes about living here for my first year: Good things about Parker: Schools are reportedly great. Size is small, very convenient to get where you need. Very walkable downtown and shopping areas. Town is family orientated. Town is very safe; crime seems to happen mainly at the apartment complexes. Parks are great for the kids and even have a small water park for residents. Dog friendly. Standard Colorado city bike paths are well thought out. Close to DTC. Most people are pretty nice and decent. Bad things: A lot middle class people, pretending to be the upper class. There are a lot of "new money" people who thrive on competing with each other. An example of the competition would be the standard middle class "who has the largest SUV" competition and the hilarious oversized Jackie Onasis sunglasses that only Parker's best compete in. This fad faded in Florida and Texas in the early 90's, it should hopefully pass soon here in Parker now that we are approaching the later years of the 2000's. Some people tend to act like they are living in Boca Raton, FL ( I use to, same foolishness there), when they are really living in a plain average city in Colorado. that has no defining features with the exception on the small Main Street. People are either very rude or very friendly. Another example would be how some of the better off people treat some of the less fortunate like indentured servants. I have been in a few stores before and felt so badly for the people behind the counter being berated and treated like they are less human because of their occupation. It has happened in the gas stations, grocery stores, etc... You get the exact same chain stores in Parker as you would anywhere else. A real lack of personality. Way too far from the mountains. Trees are few, especially compared to other areas of the Denver metro area. This is a place where the term "money, no class" drives home the definition to a tee (definitely not the average person there, but a small minority nonetheless). If you have never lived anywhere else, you might really like it here. If you have li

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Fuji
Henderson, KY

Wonderful - 6/11/2006

A great place to raise a family with tons of things to do and a lot of fun to be had. Good school system, lots of chances for kids to excel and have fun. Good community feeling, too. Neighborhoods are awesome. You'll be sure you actually know the people you're living beside. So much fun.

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