The City of Parker has been ranked among the top suburban cities in the Dallas -Fort Worth Area by D Magazine for almost a decade. Parker is a small city on the eastern border of Plano known for its pastoral and natural beauty, its sprawling acre homesites and ranches and finds itself as the perennial keeper of the Dallas areas iconic Southfork Ranch a symbol of Dallas's oil and land boom of the 1970's and 80's. There is no other place in the Metroplex that offers the proximity to job centers with the amount of greenery and landscaping beauty that typifies the City of Parker. It is home to Olympic gymnasts, famous artists and musicians, inventors , farmers, doctors, lawyers and C Level executives. Many areas of the City feature rolling hills, beautiful creeks and trees that are not found in the Plano and Allen areas. Two school districts serve the city including Plano Independent School District and Allen Independent School District. The population in the city comprises just under 5,000 residents. Parker has kept most commercial uses out of its city limits with only Southfork Ranch and a few small areas with commercial zoning. Most of the city zoning requires lot sizes of 1 acre or greater and housing prices start in most cases at $400k. New builder homes begin the $800k range. You will find most all utilities available in the city except sanitary sewer which only exists for residents on the north side of the City due to proximity to North Texas Municipal Water District service. Tax rates have been traditionally very low in Parker compared to Cities of Plano and Allen.