Sparks, NV, is a family friendly city of approximately 90,000 people—right next to Reno at the base of the Sierra Nevada. Residents enjoy a high quality of life with numerous events, restaurants, parks, outdoor recreation and shopping nearby.
Small town, biz-friendly, great for families.
Neighbors who invite you over for BBQ.
Hometown parades, kids in the park, outlet shopping.
A cute downtown, river bike path, The Legends.
State taxes, big city traffic and surly people.
Pristine desert mountains embracing the city.
Downtown continues to develop, with new housing, restaurants, a movie theater and several lovely plazas. The city hosts numerous festivals, including the world famous Best of the West Nugget Rib Cookoff, drawing 500,000 attendees annually.
There are plenty of family activities in Sparks. Kids can fling themselves down the waterslides at Wild Island, go bowling, play arcade games or dive into the ball pit while parents enjoy a cocktail and watch the fun. The city offers numerous lovely parks, including Pah Rah Mountain Park, Lazy 5 Regional Park and Sparks Marina.
There’s lots to do for adults, too. Play a round of golf at the beautiful Red Hawk Resort, shop for great deals at the Legends Outlets, or stop by the Revision Brewing Company to sample some beer and see how it’s made. And of course, you can always catch a show at one of the casinos downtown.
Sparks is conveniently located just 15 minutes west of the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center, recently renamed Innovation Park, making it a popular choice for area employees. With the continued influx of powerhouses like Google, Apple, Tesla, Switch and Blockchains, regional growth should be on the upswing for years to come.
Sparks has a good selection of housing options, generally less expensive than Reno. From condos downtown to cottages nearby, from suburban golf developments to sprawling ranches outside town, there’s something for everyone. Since the market is always changing, feel free to contact any one of our agents to get the latest info.