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Pros

-Tax climate
-Attractive setting
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rapid cost increases
-Employment sustainability


What Bert Has To Say About Reno-Sparks Metro Area


The self-described “Biggest Little City in the World” is growing up to be a not-so-little city, combining its traditional heritage as a transportation, mining, and gambling center with distinct features of a California satellite. Rapid growth has brought a more diverse amenity base and family-friendly environment that is quite desirable. A favorable tax climate and strategic location as a distribution point to northern California has generated commercial and industrial development.


Highlights



Quick Facts About Sparks


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sparks is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sparks jobs have Increased by 2.95 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sparks's cost of living is 2.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sparks's population is 90,099 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.48 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sparks is $192,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 19.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sparks public schools spend $9,627 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Sparks.

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Sparks Housing Market


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What do I think about living in sparks, Nevada
LOVE it! Fifth generation Reno/Sparks native. Paternal great grandparents born and raised in Reno. Sparks has an old fashioned home town feeling. I love Sparks! Great... (read more)
Lobo's Life
I stumbled into a small, inexpensive community called Rainbow Bend in Storey County, Nevada on the Truckee River just across from Sparks. The homes are small & modest,... (read more)
Weather here is great!
Do not listen to the Californian. Sparks has all 4 seasons. It does snow here but the snow is very wet and melts quickly and it does not snow six months out of the year.... (read more)
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