The reason I am asking is because my parents have insisted multiple times that I settle for a practicing religious wife who doesn't have to wear hijab. However, I want someone who does more than practicing Islam. I want someone who practices Islam and works hard and has a goal to constantly get closer to Allah swt.
My parents, who are very loving religious and good parents, told me that these type of girls are rare especially at my age and that I should just search for someone who is practicing Islam and doesn't have to wear hijab or have these goals. I love my parents a lot, so it is discouraging to hear this from them. I don't know what to do.

Speak with them politely with all respect and explain them inshallah they will understand and very soon you will find the religious and pious match for you
As I mentioned there are many families those who are religious and Girls are hijabi