Sparks

Welcome to Sparks

Experience of harmonious living
 
Founded in 1904, the City of Sparks in Washoe County is noted as one of the best places to live. The city's tone is set with an array of elegant and charming homes, making it a popular choice for growing families and young professionals.
 
Sparks offers countless events and festivals throughout the year, allowing its residents to enjoy an urban life away from the hustle and bustle of  Las Vegas. Its surrounding environment consists of magnificent natural resources, which lets locals savor nature's beauty from their backyards.
 

What to Love

  • Fun and family-friendly activities all year-round 
  • Rich arts and culture scene 
  • Entertainment spots that offer non-stop excitement

Local Lifestyle

Sparks is home to many outdoor activities for residents to enjoy. This small town is a hidden gem for retireesamenities are just a short distance away, and plenty of activities keep older adults engaged and healthy. It's also home to young professionals and growing families, thanks to its exceptional quality of life.
 

Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment

Dining in Sparks offers an eclectic and enjoyable experience. Locals can indulge in cozy cafés, fine-dining establishments, and global cuisines. Western Village Steakhouse is a sophisticated restaurant serving seafood and upscale steakhouse fare.

Enjoy one of Lake Tahoe’s famous Wet Woody as you explore the detailed menu at Sparks Water Bar, an American restaurant. With the views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and savory meals, your dining experience will be memorable.

Café Bellini serves an entire day's mealbreakfast, lunch, and dinnerin a Tuscan ambiance. Open every day 24/7, enjoy fresh meals, including a plate of salad prepared at your table.

Treat yourself and your loved ones with shopping or entertainment at The Outlets at Legends. Just a few minutes from Downtown Reno, this upscale outlet has approximately forty-five restaurants and retailers, including Scheelsthe largest sports store in the world.
 

Things to Do 

Sparks is known for hosting many fantastic events and festivals throughout the year. Sparks Marina Park has a dog park and is perfect for kayaking, biking, kite flying, volleyball, and walking.

The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is an annual competition involving St. Louis-style pork ribs. This event is sponsored by the Nugget Casino Resort and is held annually over Labor Day Weekend at Victorian Square.

Wild Island Family Adventure Park is a family-friendly attraction with a gaming arcade, thirty-six holes of miniature golf, a coconut bowl, laser mazes, interactive play structures, and forty bowling lanes. Celebrate America's love affair with cars during Hot August Nights. This annual event features classic cars manufactured before the 1970s and rock n' roll.
 
Wildcreek Golf Course measures 1,420 yards and is open to the public year-round. The course is well-maintained, and the holes' designs are favorable for beginner golfers. However, if you desire a more private golf course, swing your club at Red Hawk Golf and Resort, which is known for its dramatic elevation changes and deep bunkers, making its courses more challenging and exciting.
 
Music lovers head over to the Nugget Event Center for large outdoor concerts. This amphitheater is in the heart of Downtown Sparks and can accommodate up to 8,600 people. For a cultural event, Silver Club’s Big Easy features Louisiana-style cuisine, zydeco and live blues entertainment, street vendors, and crafts booths.
 
3rd Thursday at Victorian Square is a community event showcasing art and history displayed throughout Victorian Square. In collaboration with the Sierra Arts Foundation, the City of Sparks, and the Sparks Heritage Museum, this event is undoubtedly interactive, informative, and fun.
 

Schools 

Sparks  falls under the jurisdiction of the Washoe County School District, and some notable schools include:
 

SUB NEIGHBORHOODS

Spanish Springs

Red Hawk

D'Andrea

Demographics and Employment Data for Sparks, NV

Sparks has 46,322 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sparks do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 119,800 people call Sparks home. The population density is 1,791.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

119,800

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.4

Median Age

49.52 / 50.48%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
46,322

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$32,085.35

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sparks, NV

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The following schools are within or nearby Sparks. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Van Gorder Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Agnes Risley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Edward C. Reed High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
George L. Dilworth S.T.E.M Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lena Juniper Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Robert Mitchell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Sparks Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Miguel Sepulveda Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
John Bohach Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Excel Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Imagination Station
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Alice Maxwell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Florence Drake Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Lincoln Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Sparks High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Sky Ranch Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
The Goddard School - Sparks
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Jerry Whitehead Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lou Mendive Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Greenbrae Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Marvin Moss Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Kate Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Katherine Dunn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Lloyd Diedrichsen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bud Beasley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Pebbles Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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