Next door to Reno and 4,500 feet above sea level is a beautiful, family oriented town named Sparks. Sparks has a mild climate with low humidity and is one of the only places in the region that gets to enjoy all four seasons. Single-story ranch-style homes and two-story stucco homes are both equally common in the area. There are many new constructions and empty plots of land you can purchase to have your own home built.
Sparks has many great neighborhoods to choose from. No matter where you decide to live in the area, you can’t go wrong. The east side of Sparks houses the Wild Island Family Adventure Park. It’s a fantastic outdoor amusement park with water waterslides, pools and even go-karts. If you’d like to live near water, just west is the Sparks Marina Park Lake, where you can do everything from fishing to diving. There is also a dag park and great picnic spots. Both areas have fantastic new development with beautiful middle-class homes. While Sparks has no shortage of new homes, it has a historic district as well. The city was founded in 1904 and you can find homes near the Sparks Heritage Museum to reflect that. If you prefer to live closer to a busy hustle and bustle, the west side of Sparks is where Sparks meets Reno, along where the freeways meet. The northern side has many housing developments to choose from, and you can cross the freeway to the south to find a variety of shops and restaurants.
The job market in Sparks, Nevada is slightly above the U.S. average. There are more than 800 job openings in Sparks at a given time, and Nevada is expecting a massive job growth to last through 2017. The top industries in Sparks are transportation, office support, sales, and food service. The majority of the available jobs are permanent and full time. Large companies looking for employees in Sparks include Renown Health, Atlantis Casino Resort and Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. If you like to work on your own time, Sparks is in demand for a large number of Uber drivers. No matter what type of job you are looking for, you have a great chance of finding it in Sparks.