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Sep 22

Parker nabs No. 2 spot on "Best Places to Live in America" list

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 9:48 AM by Ryne Dittmer

The sun sets on the horizon over a park and row of houses in the Idyllwilde neighborhood. has ranked the Town of Parker Number 2 on their 2020 Best Places to Live in America list. Parker is one of only two Colorado communities to receive this prestigious recognition.

To create Money’s Best Places to Live ranking, Money staff analyzed communities with populations of at least 25,000 using a variety of criteria, including employment opportunities, housing, economy, cost of living, diversity, health and safety, education, weather and lifestyle, ease of living, amenities and leisure activities.

“Parker is thrilled to be ranked as one of America’s best places to live,” commented Mayor Mike Waid. “We are proud of our fantastic community and are excited to be recognized for all of the great things that Parker has to offer.”