Best Places to Live in Sparks, Nevada

Mid-sized city - Western Nevada, 15 miles east of the California border
Pros
-Tax climate
-Attractive setting
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapid cost increases
-Employment sustainability

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What Bert Has To Say About Reno 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Nevada
County: Washoe County
Metro Area: Reno Metro Area
City: Sparks
Zip Codes: 89436 89431 89434
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 4400 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sparks is 5.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sparks jobs have increased by 3.41%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sparks's cost of living is 12.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sparks's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sparks's population is 96,094 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 80.06%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sparks is $265,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.97%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sparks public schools spend $9,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Sparks. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sparks

It's a good time to buy in Sparks. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Sparks Real Estate.

The median home price in Sparks is $265,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Looking for housing - 4/25/2014
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My town - 5/14/2013
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What do I think about living in sparks, Nevada - 11/10/2011
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)


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ZIP CODES IN SPARKS, NEVADA
89436 89431 89434