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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2525 Rio Alayne Court
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2852 sq. ft.
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1248 AMBONNAY LANE
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2306 ADARA
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6775 FABRIC
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2491 WESTFALL ROAD
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2491 WESTFALL ROAD
Sparks, NV

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2310 Lanstar Drive
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2310 Lanstar Drive
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2310 LANSTAR DRIVE
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2310 LANSTAR DRIVE
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6632 CHULA VISTA COURT
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6632 CHULA VISTA COURT
Sparks, NV

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2897 sq. ft.
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4730 WOOD THRUSH LANE
$324,900 
4730 WOOD THRUSH LANE
Sparks, NV

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2358 sq. ft.
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519 N SAND CRANE
$310,000 
519 N SAND CRANE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
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3286 HOLMAN WAY
$285,000 
3286 HOLMAN WAY
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
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1648 CANDLEWOOD STREET
$285,000 
1648 CANDLEWOOD STREET
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1924 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Megan Lowe, Chase International-Damonte
410 EMBER DR.
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410 EMBER DR.
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3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1589 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Eric Cowan, Chase International-Damonte
2605 HOWARD DRIVE
$255,000 
2605 HOWARD DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
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2030 KIM WAY
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2030 KIM WAY
Sparks, NV

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713 J ST
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713 J ST
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1001 RUSSELL WAY
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1001 RUSSELL WAY
Sparks, NV

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Sparks, Nv Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2015 561 $244,294 $234,939

Sparks, Nv School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
STATE-SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOLS K-12 89701 2
STOREY COUNTY K-12 89440 3
WASHOE COUNTY K-12 89512 3

Sparks, Nv School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

SPARKS 2 out of 5
NEVADA 2 out of 5

Sparks, Nv School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche 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
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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: 93,636
Households: 34,776
Median Age: 36

Sparks, Nv Average Weather (degrees F)

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