Parker

Located between Allen and Plano, “Parker is a small town that has access to the larger cities, in case you want to venture out. Parker provides a lot of open space and relaxation, without being too far away from Dallas,” notes City Administrator, Jeff Flanigan.

Parker, Texas is a town that is “strictly 10 square miles and is strictly residential. The City of Parker does not plan to have any change in zoning,” says City Administrator, Jeff Flanigan. “Here in Parker, we value family values and family-centered living. Although you have your privacy, you know your neighbors.”

The average home value in Parker is $500,000, and the city has been in the top 10 of “The 10 Best Dallas Suburbs” in D Magazine since 2002.

Parker
Parker, Texas is a town that is “strictly 10 square miles and is strictly residential. The City of Parker does not plan to have any change in zoning,” says City Administrator, Jeff Flanigan. “Here in Parker, we value family values and family-centered living. Although you have your privacy, you know your neighbors.”

What Makes Parker Unique?

“What makes Parker unique from other cities in Collin County is that we are a town that is strictly residential. Although Parker recently annexed Southfork Ranch, where the original television show ‘Dallas’ was shot, Parker remains a bedroom community,” says Flanigan.

“Another unique aspect of Parker is that we do not allow privacy fences. We believe this encourages families to know one another, while still maintaining the open space that many families desire. Here in Parker, each home has a minimum of at least 100 feet of separation between other homes,” explains Flanigan. This is ideal for families and individuals who prefer to have more space than a traditional neighborhood. Parker also has one of the lowest crime rates in Collin County, as well as one of the lowest tax rates.

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Parker Schools

Parker is mostly served by the Plano Independent School District, and the northern quarter of Parker is served by the Allen Independent School District. “I always tell families when they move here that their children will receive a great education, regardless of what section of Parker they live in,” notes Flanigan.