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:
 

 

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Sparks, Nv

9370 OGDEN TRAIL
$559,000 
9370 OGDEN TRAIL
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2670 sq. ft.
Courtesy of April Nieto, Chase International-Damonte
1480 TRES AHLMEYER
$449,900 
1480 TRES AHLMEYER
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2791 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Dan Pitman, Chase International-Damonte
3697 BANFI
$389,000 Price reduced from $397,000 (-$8,000)
3697 BANFI
Sparks, NV

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2934 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte
6988 POCO BUENO CIRCLE
$358,000 
6988 POCO BUENO CIRCLE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2418 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Vicki Vail, Chase International-Damonte
6634 MAGICAL DRIVE
$355,000 Price reduced from $369,000 (-$14,000)
6634 MAGICAL DRIVE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2618 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michael Robinson II, Chase International-Damonte
2261 & 2260 BOISE DRIVE
$350,000 
2261 & 2260 BOISE DRIVE
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2241 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Carol Phillips, Chase International-Damonte
6460 VIRGO DRIVE
$343,000 Price reduced from $350,000 (-$7,000)
6460 VIRGO DRIVE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1925 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Cindy Zamboni, Chase International-Damonte
6825 CENTAURUS DR.
$332,900 Price reduced from $339,900 (-$7,000)
6825 CENTAURUS DR.
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1750 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Yolanda Young, Chase International-Damonte
4730 WOOD THRUSH LANE
$319,900 
4730 WOOD THRUSH LANE
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2358 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jack Cote, Chase International-Damonte
657 STEFFANIE WAY
$288,000 
657 STEFFANIE WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1586 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Terri Cole, Chase International-Damonte
1296 ANTONIO CT
$275,000 
1296 ANTONIO CT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1732 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Lisamarie Wand, Chase International-Damonte
3121 RAMA COURT
$262,000 
3121 RAMA COURT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1262 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Megan Lowe, Chase International-Damonte
2281 BOISE DRIVE A,B,C
$260,000 
2281 BOISE DRIVE A,B,C
Sparks, NV

2600 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Carol Phillips, Chase International-Damonte
3223 TENABO
$247,000 
3223 TENABO
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1414 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte
1602 4TH ST.
$235,000 
1602 4TH ST.
Sparks, NV

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1242 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Yolanda Young, Chase International-Damonte
4671 S DESERT BRUSH CT
$219,900 
4671 S DESERT BRUSH CT
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1197 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Kevin Blithe, Chase International-Damonte
1110 DODSON WAY
$199,900 
1110 DODSON WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1044 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Yolanda Young, Chase International-Damonte
1305 RUSSELL WAY
$190,000 
1305 RUSSELL WAY
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1092 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Wes Waltenspiel, Chase International-Damonte
713 J ST
$176,500 
713 J ST
Sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1066 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Josh Villalobos, Chase International-Damonte
11 East K Street
$165,000 
11 East K Street
sparks, NV

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1092 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Cary DeMars, Reno

Sparks, Nv Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2016 275 $229,994 $236,678

Sparks, Nv School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
STATE-SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOLS K-12 89701 No Rating
STOREY COUNTY K-12 89440 No Rating
WASHOE COUNTY K-12 89512 No Rating

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: 95,724
Households: 35,476
Median Age: 37

Sparks, Nv Average Weather (degrees F)

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