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Posted on: August 15, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Parker Ranks 29th on CNN Money Magazine's 2011 Best Places to Live list!

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The Town of Parker is ranked 29th on CNN Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Places to Live list. Announced in the September 2011 issue of Money Magazine, the Best Places to Live list features America's best small towns. Parker is one of only five Colorado cities or towns to be selected for this prestigious designation.

According to Money Magazine, "These terrific small towns stand out in the qualities American families care about most - great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, nice weather, plenty to do and more."

“You can’t keep a great Town like this a secret for too long,” said Parker Mayor David Casiano. “We are thrilled to be included on the list.”

To compile the list, Money Magazine staff analyzed communities with populations between 8,500 and 50,000. The magazine used census data, job growth, home affordability, safety, school quality, health care, arts and leisure, diversity and several ease-of-living criteria to choose the top 100 communities.

Douglas County was also ranked 4th on the Money Magazine’s Top 25 Fastest Job Growth list, with a rate of 64.52 percent.

The entire list of America’s best places to live can be viewed at

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