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At Home in Parker Ranch

Nestled in the lower west foothills of Saratoga along the Cupertino border, Parker Ranch is a coveted neighborhood that has captured the hearts of many homeowners. This piece illuminates the charm and character of Parker Ranch, from its history and landscape to its community and lifestyle.

A Glimpse into the Past

Interestingly, the land that Parker Ranch now occupies was once owned by a renowned dentist known as “Painless Parker”. As a result, the neighborhood is steeped in history, adding a unique charm to its appeal.

The Neighborhood Layout

The Parker Ranch community is not densely populated, with just under 80 houses dotting its landscape. Its homes are spread out, offering residents ample space to enjoy their surroundings. This planning style has resulted in a diverse range of home and lot sizes, making it appealing to a variety of prospective homeowners.

Location and Boundaries

One of the key attributes of Parker Ranch is its excellent location. Its western and northern border is marked by Prospect Road, while the south is bordered by Mt Eden. A small portion of the neighborhood to the southwest borders the Saratoga Country Club. The major streets within this subdivision include Parker Ranch Road and Farr Ranch Road, among others.

The Appeal of Parker Ranch

The allure of Parker Ranch lies in its perfect blend of semi-rural and suburban living. Its proximity to nature, coupled with urban conveniences, makes it a magnet for those seeking balance in their living arrangements.

Natural Beauty

Parker Ranch is a haven for wildlife, hosting a variety of animals such as deer, coyotes, condors, hawks, and occasionally, mountain lions. The rolling hills offer stunning vistas for residents, especially those located at higher elevations.

Urban Conveniences

Despite the close proximity to nature, Parker Ranch residents enjoy all the benefits of urban living. This includes access to utilities, short commutes to grocery stores, and other conveniences.

The Parker Ranch Homeowners Association

The Parker Ranch Homeowners Association, incorporated in 1980, is a non-profit corporation formed under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. The association, which consists of 76 households, assesses annual dues and conducts an annual member meeting to handle neighborhood business.

Home Prices in Parker Ranch

Given the vast variety in home and lot sizes, as well as their condition and age, it is challenging to pinpoint an exact price range for homes in the area. However, most homes in the Parker Ranch neighborhood typically list above the $3.5 million mark.

The Lifestyle in Parker Ranch

Residents of Parker Ranch enjoy a variety of interests, including gardening, home improvement, hiking, walking, and even wine tasting. The community is dog-friendly and supports various activities like volunteering and seeing live music.

Why Parker Ranch is Loved

Parker Ranch is more than a neighborhood; it’s a lifestyle. Residents cherish its beauty, cleanliness, and friendliness. The neighborhood offers hiking trails and safe spaces for dog walks. The abundance of trees adds to the beauty of the area and enhances the overall living experience.

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