Overview of Parker
Nestled between Denver and Colorado Springs, Parker is a great city to enjoy the best aspects of Western living. Named No. 29 on CNNMoney's 2011 list of America's Best Small Towns, Parker is a progressive community with positive vibes and panoramic mountain views. The city is also one of the healthiest communities in the United States, as local residents enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Look for Parker apartments for rent, and join more than 46,000 residents who live a relaxed lifestyle in Colorado.
Living in Parker, CO
In the early 19th century, old Native American trails helped European traders and trappers explore the area near Cherry Creek that would later become Parker. When gold was discovered in 1858, more than 100,000 people came through the area seeking fortune. The thriving metropolis of Denver is just 20 miles to the northeast, leading Parker developers to plan a community that combined rural living with modern day amenities.
Today, Parker apartments are home to interesting individuals who enjoy the scenic surroundings of central Colorado. Residents enjoy many local and events that bring the community together to enjoy regional attractions. Everyday living expenses are also very affordable in Parker.
Parker Attractions and Special Events
Parker is home to The Wildlife Experience, an entertaining museum that connects visitors to wildlife and their habitats. The museum combines interactive exhibits, film, art, history and educational programs that use fun formats to encourage wildlife understanding. Elk Mountain Brewing, a small microbrewery, is another local favorite attraction. The brewery features many handcrafted beers on tap and homemade root beer for non-drinkers. Parker also hosts an annual Band and Brew Blowout, inviting attendees to taste test beers from 10 different breweries and enjoy an afternoon of live blues and rock music.
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