Sparks, Nevada - outside of Reno
Affordable housing near Reno
Home prices are slighlty cheaper in Sparks Nevada than in Reno. Sparks is a smaller city than Reno with a population of about 75,000 in August 2005 and a land area of about 25 square miles. Located about 6 miles to the east of Reno, Sparks growth rate is exceeding Reno's with about 3 times the growth rate of 10 years ago compared to Reno's 2 times. Temperatures in Sparks are about the same as in Reno (see Reno Weather). However, Sparks sits at about 100 feet lower elevation than Reno at 4400 feet.
Home and Condo Prices in Sparks Nevada
As of August 2005, a standard 3 bedroom, 2 bath house can be purchased in Sparks for about $300-$375K. More deluxe homes sell in the range of $500-$800+K. Condos are priced from about $150K on the low end to $400K on the higher end. The most affordable homes in Sparks go for about $150K and are typically older fixer-upper type homes. The market is hot in Sparks right now with prices increasing rapidly. Sparks has a few home owner association areas that offer clubhouses, gyms, pools. It's important to be aware of this when shopping for real estate in Sparks as the HOA fees are sometimes quite expensive. Be sure to ask about this information before you buy.
Sparks Nevada Zip Codes
89431, 89434, 89436
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