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Parker, TX

Parker, TX

Parker, TX

Moving to Parker, TX?

Whether you’re moving to Parker to start a new career or just to make a change of place, we have no doubt that Parker can be the place you call home. Parker is a small suburb of Plano, TX, which offers its residents a small, semi-rural neighborhood twenty-five miles northeast of Dallas. As of the census of 2010, the city’s population is 3,811 with 1,017 families spread out over 5.2 square miles of land occupied mostly by country estate homes. It is the location of the illustrious Southfork Ranch made famous by the popular TV series, Dallas.

Highpoints of Moving to Paker, TX

Economy – Parker has not had a tax rate increase since 2006, and only 2.99% of the city’s tax revenue is collected on property tax. Indeed, the 2012-2013 proposed budget is based on an even lower rate of $0.38 per $100 of property value. These low rates allow the city’s residents to experience a relatively low cost-of-living and make it possible for homeowners to build houses and ranches.

Education – Parker is served by the Allen and Plano Independent School Districts. Most of the town is served by the Plano Independent School District of southeastern Collin County, while northwestern Collin County and Parker is served by the Allen Independent School District. The PISD offers one Early Childhood Center (Isaacs), one Middle School (Renner), and two Senior High Schools (Plano East and Plano West) to City of Parker residents. The AISD offers one Elementary School (Chandler), one Middle School (Ford), one Junior High/Freshman Center (Lowery), and one High School (Allen) to City of Parker residents. There are also several private schools located in surrounding cites, Lucas, Allen, and Murphy.

Location and Reputation – Parker is a short forty-minute drive from Forbes Magazine’s #4 ranked coolest city in the United States, Dallas, TX. While most of Parker’s populace will tell you they reside there for its “Uniquely Country” setting, peaceful pasturelands, and small-town feel, nearby Dallas provides its residents with the opportunity to experience all of the cultural and recreational amenities that a big city has to offer! This does not go to say that the big city fails to recognize Parker’s importance. Indeed, D Magazine, Dallas’ premier monthly publication, recently recognized the City of Parker as number 1 out of 63 local suburbs on its list of Best Suburbs 2012!

Helpful Links for Moving to Parker, TX:

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Driver’s License
Vehicle Registration
Voter Registration Information

The service center for Parker, TX is located in Dallas, TX.

Information about Parker, TX

Est. Population: 23600
County: Collin
Latitude: 0.0000
Longitude: 0.0000
Zip Codes: 75002