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Living In Parker TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Parker and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Parker in 2019 is like. Parker livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Parker homes that are currently for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Parker.

Parker livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 6

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 77.6
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 5.5
  2017 median single family house value: $492,900
  2017 residences owner occupied: 95.3%
  2017 median household income: $136,557
  2017 population: 4,610
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 11.5%

Parker public schools rank thirteenth among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools. Parker has the fifth highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs and the seventh lowest overall crime rate. Its prevailing tax rate is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. Some of the ways Parker is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Parker is located in south central Collin County, approximately 27 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 55 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Parker's proximity to the Legacy, north Dallas and Las Colinas business centers, downtown Dallas and DFW International Airport is likely to make Parker residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Parker public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most students living in Parker are eligible to attend Plano ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Allen ISD and Prosper ISD also extend into Parker.

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Parker students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 87.7 percent of the Parker residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $492,900 ... about 71 percent of Parker housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately nine percent of these residences are more than 50 years old

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Parker. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Parker homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Approximately 16 miles and 25 minutes drive time without traffic from central Parker to Legacy business center ... 20 miles and 22 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 38 miles and 31 minutes to Las Colinas business center ... 27 miles and 32 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 35 miles and 38 minutes to DFW International Airport

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.


2017 estimated population 4,610 ... population density 463 residents per square mile ... 11.5 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $136,557 ... 95.3 percent of Parker residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Parker and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Parker attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Parker real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.08 percent to 2.23 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rateslink.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Parker

Key to understanding what living in Parker is like is knowing about Parker housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Parker single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Parker single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Parker homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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