Yes, that’s right the City of Sparks slogan is “The City of Promise.” Promise of a great lifestyle is what I call it. Sparks is home to about 82,000 residents in a 34 square mile space. At one time the city was called East Reno, but the citizens in 1904 had an independent spirit and decided to name the city after the governor, John Sparks. The City of Sparks is a family oriented community with many activities for families to enjoy and is considered a “premeir special events center.” People come from miles around to enjoy events such as the Best in The West Rib Cookoff, Hot August Nights, and Sparks HomeTown Farmers Market. Sparks is also well know for its great parks and recreation system. With the Sparks Marina and the new Golden Eagle Sports Complex you can play to your heart’s content.
Want to live in Sparks? Sparks offers the promise of a wide range of housing opportunities for residents. There are older established neighborhoods and new communities with great neighborhood schools. The median home price in the Sparks Subregion was $240,000 in the 4th quarter of 2007 for existing single family homes. This is below the median sales price for the Greater Reno-Sparks area which was $300,000. (Data is from the Center for Regional Studies at UNR.)
As a Sparks resident for over 13 years I can tell you I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Sparks has truly been the City of Promise for my family.