Parker is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 4,722. Located in Collin County, it is rated one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Parker offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their own homes. Parker is located approximately 27 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 55 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. It is one of the best Dallas suburbs with a rank of six and has the seventh lowest in overall crime rate. Parker real estate is desirable for people who need to commute frequently to and from the area due to its proximity to the Legacy, North Dallas, and Las Colinas business centers, downtown Dallas, and DFW International Airport. The city is known for the famed Southfork Ranch, which was the setting used in the television series Dallas.

The first settlers arrived in the area that is now Parker in the early 1840s. The town was named after William C. Parker. It was incorporated as a city on March 22, 1969. Corinth Presbyterian Church was founded in Parker in 1846, with the current sanctuary built in 1923, and is thought to be the oldest continuing congregation in Collin County.



Notable Schools:

  • Stuard Elementary 
  • Vandagriff Elementary
  • Aledo Middle
  • McCall Elementary

Academic Performance:

  • Overall API: 77.6
    • Allen ISD: 87.2
    • Plano ISD: 84.4

Housing Information:

  • Median value of a single-family home: $492,900
  • Median household income: $136,557
  • 95.3% of Parker’s population are homeowners
  • Property tax rate range: 2.08%-2.23% of tax appraisal value 
  • Crime incidence rate: 5.5 per 1000 residents 


  • 16 miles (25 minutes) from central Parker to Legacy Business Center
  • 20 miles (22 minutes) to North Dallas Business Center
  • 38 miles (31 minutes) to Las Colinas Business Center
  • 27 miles (32 minutes) to downtown Dallas
  • 35 miles (38 minutes) to DFW International Airport Passenger Terminals


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Real Estate Professional


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