Sparks Real Estate & Community Information for Reno Nevada
The independent citizenry of Sparks would never hear of naming their town an ordinary name like East Reno, New Wadsworth or Harriman. Instead, they opted for Sparks in honor of "Honest John" Sparks, a former Governor of Nevada who was instrumental in the city's development. Today, the same independent spirit is alive and well in modern Sparks, a city of more than 89,000 residents, is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia mountain ranges. Sparks is Nevada's fifth largest city and shares a picturesque valley on the eastern slope of the Sierras with Reno.
Sparks is a serene, family-oriented city with a strong downtown business core and both established and newly developing residential neighborhoods. It is widely known as the premier special events venue for all of northern Nevada. Popular events held on the Victorian Square, which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, include the Hometowne Farmer's Market, Hot August Nights, The Big Easy, The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, and Hometowne Christmas. The city has almost 20 master-planned residential communities with a diverse range of real estate options from ranch style homes in an arid high desert setting to upscale accommodations at D'Andrea and Red Hawk Golf Clubs.
Sparks, NV City Guide