Sparks, NV Real Estate & Homes

 
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:
 

 

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5334 Valley Vista Way
$1,650,000 
5334 Valley Vista Way
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 4.00 Baths
3429 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Alexandra M Musser, Chase International South Tahoe Realty
5334 VALLEY VISTA WAY
$1,650,000 
5334 VALLEY VISTA WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
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5032 PLEASANT VIEW DRIVE
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5032 PLEASANT VIEW DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2517 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Tina Ross, Chase International-Damonte
7986 TRES ARROYOS
$449,000 
7986 TRES ARROYOS
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3155 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Yolanda Young, Chase International-Damonte
2736 DOME
$439,800 
2736 DOME
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3690 sq. ft.
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2383 DONDERO COURT
$394,900 Price reduced from $399,900 (-$5,000)
2383 DONDERO COURT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2617 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jack Cote', Chase International-Damonte
7172 VALLIANT
$369,000 
7172 VALLIANT
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2766 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Blaine Moore, Chase International-Damonte
6697 EQUATION DR.
$345,000 
6697 EQUATION DR.
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2697 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Eric Cowan, Chase International-Damonte
4661 CHEATGRASS LANE
$324,900 Price reduced from $334,000 (-$9,100)
4661 CHEATGRASS LANE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2495 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Joshua Talayka, Chase International-Damonte
6647 ABBOTSWOOD DRIVE
$299,000 
6647 ABBOTSWOOD DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2330 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte
2440 WESTFALL ROAD
$290,000 Price reduced from $295,000 (-$5,000)
2440 WESTFALL ROAD
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2313 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michelle Sturge, Chase International-Damonte
2959 ASTRONOMER
$275,000 Price reduced from $278,500 (-$3,500)
2959 ASTRONOMER
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1971 sq. ft.
Courtesy of John Treadwell, Chase International-Damonte
7080 VERITE DRIVE
$272,900 Price reduced from $274,000 (-$1,100)
7080 VERITE DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2383 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Nicolle Gust, Chase International-Damonte
85 ROSETTA STONE COURT
$240,000 Price reduced from $250,000 (-$10,000)
85 ROSETTA STONE COURT
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1590 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Shirley Larkins, Chase International-Damonte
1495 RIDGELAND DRIVE
$214,900 
1495 RIDGELAND DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1826 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jack Cote', Chase International-Damonte
849 OXFORD AVE
$209,900 
849 OXFORD AVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1898 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Gabriel Larkins, Chase International-Damonte
6678 SPORTOLETTI DRIVE
$184,900 
6678 SPORTOLETTI DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
1962 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Gabriel Larkins, Chase International-Damonte
2602 BETSY COURT
$140,000 
2602 BETSY COURT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1213 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jojiet Salcedo, Chase International-Damonte
1539 D STREET
$105,000 
1539 D STREET
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1636 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jojiet Salcedo, Chase International-Damonte
842 MESA RIDGE DRIVE 4
$91,500 
842 MESA RIDGE DRIVE 4
Sparks, NV

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
936 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Wes Waltenspiel, Chase International-Damonte

Sparks, NV Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2014 343 $207,621 $205,810

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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