Situated just 20 miles southeast of Denver, the town of Parker can trace its history back to around 1863 when Alfred Butters established the Pine Grove Post Office. The town, originally called Pine Grove, served as a refuge for travelers and was eventually named after the Parker family who owned most of the land in the area. Parker became an incorporated city in 1981.
Parker is located within the prosperous Douglas County with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. It is known for its small-town feel and unique Western-Victorian downtown.
Professionals benefit from the close proximity to the Denver tech center, downtown Denver, and the Denver International Airport. Families love the great schools, vast views of the Rocky Mountains, the closeness of nature, and the safety Parker has to offer.
Parker is served by the Douglas County School District. Douglas County is the state’s 3rd largest school district and provides education for 66,000+ students from preschool through twelfth grade.
Parents can find various options for their children within the district in the form of open enrollment to charter schools, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, and other unique programs.
Homes on Bell Cross Ranch are custom-built and typically on at least an acre of land. In this luxurious and desirable neighborhood, homes do not last long. Residents enjoy reasonable commute times of approximately 20-30 minutes to the Denver Tech Center, downtown Denver, and the Denver International Airport. The neighborhood is surrounded by horse property with close proximity to Parker’s historic downtown, library, and Performing Arts Center.
The Pinery neighborhood of Parker is popular among those looking for true Colorado living without the mountain commute.
As one of Parker’s more established neighborhoods, The Pinery offers unique, “non-cookie cutter” homes currently selling for high 500,000s to over 1 million. Lots are surrounded by nature and wildlife are frequent visitors. Towering ponderosa pines cover the neighborhood providing privacy and that mountain retreat feel. Some homes have a view of the Rocky Mountains spanning from Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs to downtown Denver.
Within the tight knit community of the Pinery are several neighborhood parks, a lake, a country club and 2 schools: Mountain View Elementary School is K-2 while Northeast Elementary School is 3rd -6th grade. At the south edge of the neighborhood are Sagewood Middle School and Ponderosa Highschool.
The Timbers is a development within the Pinery that boasts uniquely designed, one-of-a-kind, luxurious, custom homes on large acre lots nestled among native trees and gently rolling landscape.
Residents of both the Pinery and the Timbers have the opportunity to join the nearby Pinery Country Club and/or The Golf Club at Pradera. Membership options include golf, tennis, or a social membership.
Pradera, Douglas County’s new master-planned community of luxury homes is nestled within the rolling hillsides south of Parker. Still relatively new, Pradera offers custom homes within vast open-vistas, a private golf course and club, and many family friendly activities within minutes of Parker city amenities.
Families of Pradera also have access to a beautiful 3,100 square foot community center, its competition-size pool, water spray area, and sundeck perfect for our Colorado summer days. Residents stay active with Pradera’s basketball/inline hockey court, two soccer/lacrosse fields and softball/baseball field.
Additionally, an extensive trail system winds through the community, providing panoramic views, scenic hikes, bike rides and dog walks.
This hidden gem of beautifully crafted homes on huge 1-3 acre lots captures the essence of the Colorado lifestyle, privacy and tranquility. The Spirit Ridge community of Parker has a friendly, tight knit feel despite its expansive lots and privacy.
The luxurious, expansive homes in Spirit Ridge boast beautiful open floor plans, exquisite finishes, starting with 5 bedrooms upwards to 10,000-square foot estates.
Adjacent to nature trails and parks, Spirit Ridge is within 10 minutes of downtown Parker and all its amenities. Denver Tech Center, downtown and Denver International Airport are all about 25-40. Upscale shopping at Park Meadows in Lone Tree is just 15-20 minutes away with a slew of top-end restaurants.
Centennial Ranch is one of Parker’s most prestigious communities. Located just off Pine Drive in northeast Parker, it is conveniently near Highway 83 and toll road E 470 and minutes away from downtown Parker, schools and Parker Adventist Hospital and medical offices.
The custom made, multi-million-dollar homes of Centennial Ranch in Parker are situated on large multi acre lots. Residents enjoy panoramic mountain views, vast open space, ponderosa pines and resident wildlife. It is not uncommon for these properties to be fitted with a private water well, solid wood doors, trims and custom-made cabinets, high ceilings and fireplaces in every room.
Developed around the exclusive Colorado Golf Club is the equally exclusive and prestigious Colorado Golf Club neighborhood. These large luxurious and custom-made homes are situated on huge, private lots perfect for retirees and families alike. Residents enjoy easy access to a championship golf course, greenbelts, a lake and gorgeous, expansive views of dedicated Colorado open space.
The Colorado Golf Club neighborhood in Parker is only 45 minutes from the Denver International Airport and 20-30 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and the high-end shopping and restaurants of Park Meadows in Lone tree. Building sites ranging from 1.5 to 4 acres are still available.
The Colorado Golf Club is ideal for that custom made home you may be dreaming of.
Located in the southeastern region of Parker, Tallman Gulch consists of luxury homes on impressive, professionally landscaped lots of 1.5 acres.
Tallman Gulch includes ranches along with 2-story homes, most built between 2009 and 2018. Home sizes range from about 5000-6500 total sq foot and are currently selling for 1 – 1.5 million.
The neighborhood of Tallman Gulch is in Douglas County about 30 miles southeast of Denver and conveniently located near shopping, dining, healthcare and the Black Bear Private Golf course.