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Old 12-22-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Kansas? really?

Parker is 25 miles from Denver. If the OP were working in South Denver, DTC, etc it is not a bad commute.
He thinks anything outside of a 3 mile radius of downtown Denver is "Kansas". Like telling someone they live in Kansas is supposed to be the ultimate insult or something.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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25 miles is from center to center -- and assumes use of the most expensive toll road per mile in the U.S.

Throw in any amount of traffic or weather and the commute to Denver is hell.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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25 miles is from center to center -- and assumes use of the most expensive toll road per mile in the U.S.

Throw in any amount of traffic or weather and the commute to Denver is hell.
As if everyone who lives in Parker has no options other than to commute to downtown Denver.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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As if everyone who lives in Parker has no options other than to commute to downtown Denver.
All jobs and recreation are in downtown, it's the law.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Parker is a nice safe town. I think it depends what you are looking for in a place to live. I've lived in Parker for the last year and I will probably be moving by spring. If you have kids, its a great place for them. Lots of kids in Parker. Every where you go, there are small children. As a single adult, this can get old very quick. I like kids, but you can't go in the local bar and have a drink without seeing kids running around. It is definitely a family community. Not saying that is a bad thing, but just depends what you are looking for in a place to live. Someone mentioned the word sterile above. Parker has a very bland feel to it. The housing in most places is very bland, same with most of the restaurants. I'm not sure why, such a beautiful area and no imagination when it comes to those things. I chose Parker because it was close to my job in the Tech Center (south). It isn't for me, but for some people, it would work just fine.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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All jobs and recreation are in downtown, it's the law.
That and the fact the EVERYONE must drive a Suburban to their downtown jobs. You must sign a letter of intent, once you move there to leave the largest carbon footprint you possibly can. All that so that you can stomp out any progress made by all the perfect, open-minded people who live in Denver and ONLY IN Denver or other "approved" places. Nowhere in Douglas County or Aurora counts. Because, well, you know.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Also, be aware of the water problems affecting Parker and the surrounding areas. Things are likely to only get worse.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: N. CA
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Thank you for all of the replies! I'll have a lot to think about!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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Anyone knows if pit bulls (American Staffordshire Terrier) are allowed in Parker?
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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It really depends on what you like and where you'll be working. The northern part of Parker is very suburban and just a hop, skip, jump from the DTC, which is the site of many tech employers. The southern portion is more rural.

Do you have school-age kids? Before you commit to Parker (or Highlands Ranch or Castle Rock or Lone Tree), be sure to take a close look at Douglas County Schools. While a well-regarded district with an excellent academic record, they are currently trying to turn around a huge budget deficit (as are many metro area districts), and it's requiring some unpopular cost-cutting measures, like charging $.50/ride for bus transportation. Forewarned is forearmed.
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