Sparks is a beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 92,000 residents is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges at an elevation of nearly 4,500 feet, less than an hour from Lake Tahoe. We share our beautiful valley on the eastern slope of the Sierra with our neighbor to the west, Reno. Our climate is mild, with lots of sun, low humidity and rainfall, and a full four seasons. The City is the closest metropolitan area to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, home to Tesla Motors gigafactory. Sparks is also in proximity to prominent higher-education institutions to include the University of Nevada, Reno, a Tier One university. Since the 1990’s Sparks has grown tremendously, offering residents and visitors a wide array of services and activities. Sparks was reported as the fastest growing city in Nevada between 1999 – 2008 and continues to grow. Quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area. Summer and winter outdoor activities abound!
Named for the Governor in 1904, Sparks is a growing community offering the best in residential and commercial real estate as well as great recreational facilities and events. Sparks is well known and enjoyed for its wide range of special events, including the Victorian Square Farmers Market, The Big Easy, Hot August Nights, and the Nugget Best In the West Rib Cook-off.
Along with these cherished events, Sparks also offers the unique Sparks Marina Lake Park which offers an 80-acre marina with homes on the water to best enjoy swimming, fishing, and boating.
The employers in the City of Sparks are growing yet diverse ranging from Hotel/Casino, transportation, and medical to distribution, Research and Distribution, and construction. With all this plus lots of sunshine, low humidity and four seasons, it is no wonder that the City of Sparks is also known as the “City of Promise”.
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