Parker: Colorado’s Best Place to Raise a Family

The results are in . . . drumroll, please. Congratulations, town of Parker—you ranked first place among WalletHub’s best places to raise a family in Colorado. For residents of Parker, this honor comes as no surprise. They know Parker is spectacular, and they are proud to call this town home. Those living in Pradera, whose luxury homes are located in Parker, are optimally situated to reap the benefits the town has to offer.

Colorado is an impressive state. It has recreational opportunities galore, an amazing climate in which to enjoy them, and a thriving economy that supports all the fun. In fact, Colorado ranks 12th nationwide as a top place to live. WalletHub’s list scored 61 Colorado towns in four categories. Read on to see why Parker received the top overall score for family friendliness.

Family Life & Fun

If there is one thing you’ll notice in Parker, it’s the presence of families with children—and for good reason. With plenty of playgrounds and open spaces, attractions such as the PACE Center, community hubs like the reimagined library and the bustling recreation center, and outstanding year-round weather, it’s no wonder the town boasts a high fun factor and desirable lifestyle for families. 

Education, Health & Safety

Best of all, for all those kids in town, Parker is home to some of the best schools in the state. Within the renowned Douglas County School District, the area’s neighborhood schools provide students a solid, well-rounded education. From a health standpoint, Parker scores well on its air quality and access to pediatricians and other medical services.

Affordability & Socioeconomics

Among 61 towns throughout Colorado, Parker ranked second in affordability—quite a feat. This metric measures the affordability of housing and the general cost of living. Families here enjoy high annual incomes, and residents benefit from the town’s strong economy. 

When choosing where to settle down and grow your roots, it’s natural to keep certain criteria in mind. Some prioritize aspects such as cost of living and location; others value beauty, recreational opportunities, community, and quality of life. Fortunately for those in the awe-inspiring Pradera community, they don’t have to choose—they experience the best of it all.

Nestled among the rolling hills between Castle Rock and Parker, Pradera is a master planned community primely situated for the best Colorado living has to offer. Featuring stunning custom homes on spacious homesites, residents enjoy gorgeous views and easy access to the conveniences of the nearby towns, all with just the right level of privacy and space to grow. Visit us today and see for yourself why Pradera is an amazing place to raise a family. 

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