Sparks, NV Real Estate & Homes

Sparks, NV
 
Overview
 
Welcome to Sparks, Nevada, often considered an eastern “twin sister” to Reno. With more than 90,000 residents, it’s the fifth largest city in the state. Known for its low humidity, Sparks has a wide temperature range, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the 20s. Average annual rainfall and snowfall are both about 7 inches.
 
History
 
Like many towns, the railroad sparked this town’s establishment in the early 1900s. Sparks originally served as a switching yard. Railroad officials offered their employees the opportunity to buy lots for $1 each next to the new railroad roundhouse, giving birth to the new town. It was named for John Sparks, who was the state’s governor at the time.
Sparks has evolved from a railroad town to a city known as a popular venue for special events that draw visitors from across the nation.  
 
People
 
Of the more than 90,000 Sparks residents, more than 36 percent have children under the age of 18. About 74 percent of people here are Caucasian; 21 percent are Hispanic or Latino; 26 percent are Hispanic or Latino; 6 percent are Asian; and almost 3 percent are African American.
 
 
  • About 26% of people in this city are under 18.
  • 10% are between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • 28% are between 29 and 44 years of age.
  • 25% are between 45 and 64 years of age.
  • About 11% are age 65 or older.
  • Women slightly outnumber men in the city.
 
Things to Do
 
With four seasons and sunshine 80% of the year, people in Sparks have plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The city has invested in a first-class parks and recreation system, featuring three community centers, two outdoor swimming venues, two main sports complexes and 50 local parks.
 
Here’s a list of some of the popular activities in Sparks:
 
  • Golfing
  • Camping
  • Water Sports
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
 
Local Attractions
 
Not only is there a well-developed system of parks in town, there are great events happening here throughout the year.
 
Here is a list of some of the city’s popular attractions and annual events:
 
 
Local Business
 
Sparks has made a concerted effort to be a business-friendly city. BusinessWeek named Sparks the No. 1 city in Nevada to start a business in 2009. A survey by the Boyd Company also named this city as one of the top 10 places in America for high-tech companies to open manufacturing facilities.
The median income for a family in Sparks is almost $58,000. About 13% of the population lives below the poverty line.
 
Local Schools
 
School-aged children living in Sparks attend schools in the Storey County School District. Based on Sparks’ public schools’ test results, the city’s schools receive a rating of 7 out of 10. (10 is best.)
 
Click here to see Sparks’ top-rated public schools.
 
Click the links below for more information on schools in this area:
 
Preschools (45)
Elementary schools (29)
Middle schools (10)
High schools (7)
Public and Public Charter schools (32)
Private schools (29)
Charter schools (2)
 
Local Flavor
 
From great American steakhouses to ethnic food specialties, residents and visitors to Sparks have a plate full of choices.
 
Click the links below for restaurant listings:
 

 

Homes for Sale in Sparks, NV

7994 TRES ARROYOS DRIVE
$589,000 
7994 TRES ARROYOS DRIVE
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3510 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Yolanda Young, Chase International-Damonte
5691 FALCON RIDGE COURT
$369,000 
5691 FALCON RIDGE COURT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3051 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jack Cote', Chase International-Damonte
1196 FUGGLES DRIVE
$345,000 Price reduced from $365,000 (-$20,000)
1196 FUGGLES DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2384 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Sebastian Pinto, Chase International Carson Val
3706 DEUTZ DRIVE
$332,000 
3706 DEUTZ DRIVE
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2934 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Mark Wilson, Chase International-Damonte
2508 EMBLEM STREET
$320,000 
2508 EMBLEM STREET
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2664 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Ploypun Pihakane, Chase International-Damonte
1480 TRES AHLMEYER DRIVE
$319,500 
1480 TRES AHLMEYER DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2791 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Dan Pitman, Chase International-Damonte
6546 ASTON CIRCLE
$293,500 
6546 ASTON CIRCLE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2172 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Anne Lichty, Chase International-Damonte
1042 FLORAL RIDGE WAY
$274,900 Price reduced from $284,900 (-$10,000)
1042 FLORAL RIDGE WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1948 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jared Barnes, Chase International-Damonte
1985 PONDEROSA DRIVE
$269,900 
1985 PONDEROSA DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2255 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jack Cote', Chase International-Damonte
$265,000 
ADDRESS UNAVAILABLE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2040 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Mark Wilson, Chase International-Damonte
7345 WINDSWEPT LOOP
$232,900 
7345 WINDSWEPT LOOP
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2478 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Shirley Larkins, Chase International-Damonte
1534 RHEINGOLD CT.
$230,000 
1534 RHEINGOLD CT.
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1646 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Sharon Martin, Chase International-Damonte
1410 KENDAL COURT
$199,900 
1410 KENDAL COURT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1596 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Julane Wehbe, Chase International-Damonte
3849 ARTADI DRIVE
$180,000 
3849 ARTADI DRIVE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1760 sq. ft.
Courtesy of JoAnn Corriera, Chase International-Damonte
316 PRATER WAY
$170,000 
316 PRATER WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1272 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Larry Johnston, Chase International-Damonte
1113 RUSSELL WAY
$147,000 
1113 RUSSELL WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1092 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Cindy Phillips, Chase International-Damonte
345 H STREET
$135,000 
345 H STREET
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1189 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Paul Richards, Chase International-Damonte
337 4TH
$129,000 
337 4TH
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1588 sq. ft.
Courtesy of John Treadwell, Chase International-Damonte
50 N TROPICANA
$129,000 
50 N TROPICANA
Sparks, NV

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
964 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Paul Richards, Chase International-Damonte
000 EAGLE CANYON
Courtesy of Laura Briggs, Chase International-Damonte

Sparks, NV Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2014 427 $188,323 $178,000

Sparks, NV School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
STATE-SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOLS K-12 89701 5
STOREY COUNTY K-12 89440 8
WASHOE COUNTY K-12 89512 7

Sparks, NV School Rankings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 1-10.

SPARKS 6 out of 10
NEVADA 5 out of 10

Sparks, NV School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

SPARKS
NEVADA
Ratings provided by GreatSchools.net

Sparks, NV Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 93,473
Households: 34,332
Median Age: 35

Sparks, NV Average Weather (degrees F)

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