With the recent listing and upcoming Colorado luxury real estate auction of Serenity Ridge the largest private estate of its kind ever to be sold at no-reserve auction it has put the spotlight squarely on the town of Parker, where this incredible home is nestled. So, what is it about Parker that drew the original builders of this stunning 50,000+ square feet estate on 70 acres along the Colorado Front Range?
For starters, Parker provides one of the sunniest climates in the U.S. The climate is what one might expect of Colorado, with cool and wet winters (ideal for skiing) and long and arid summers rife with recreational opportunities along its many creeks, rivers and hiking trails.
Parker offers a wonderful sense of community with a deep respect for privacy, this area of Colorado luxury real estate is not plagued by some of the typical tourist trap resort towns like Aspen and Vail. The county of Douglas along with the town of Parker have both been consistently featured in CNN Money, CNBC, Huffington Post, Money, Forbes, and Fortune as one of the most affluent areas in the country due to the A-list residents, including celebrities, athletes, and business executives. To be sure, its proximity to metro-Denver is a clear draw, particularly for business and for those who need to jet away at a moment’s notice, Centennial Airport (APA), servicing private business jets and vacation travel, is within a short 20-minute drive of downtown Parker.
Founded in 1864 as a Western expansion town during the foundation of the transcontinental railroad, Parker is well-known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown feel, including the historic ‘mainstreet’ district, which is flush with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and chain stores.
Parker is actually the home to a plethora of Colorado luxury real estate, though most pale in comparison to that of Serenity Ridge. That’s because the town is particularly affluent, with handfuls of gated communities and private retreat-style residences.
Thanks to the town’s strong local economy, Parker boasts some of the region’s best public amenities, including state-of-the-art recreational facilities, numerous parks and trails, lively community events and so much more. There is ample accessibility to year-round outdoor activities, including fly-fishing, horseback riding, swimming, championship golf courses, cross-country skiing, and access to world-class downhill skiing resorts peppered throughout the surrounding landscape.
Parker has a thriving Cultural Department, Scientific Commission and Artistic Community that consistently bring in Broadway-style traveling shows, exciting and educational museum exhibits, and more to the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center – a state-of-the-art facility located on Parker’s historic main street with a 536-seat theater, 3,000 square foot event room, art gallery, media lab, teaching culinary kitchen, and even an interactive musical outdoor playground called Harmony Park.
Education is a major priority within Parker, too. In fact, Douglas County Schools are consistently the highest performing in the state of Colorado. Many private and charter schools are available from K-12 as well.
To learn more about Parker and the Colorado luxury real estate auction of Serenity Ridge, call Supreme Auctions directly at (866) 929-2243 to get any of your questions answered. You can also take a video tour of the property, or send and email with any questions.