Rent to Own Homes in Sparks, NV

Sparks, Nevada is a close-knit, family-friendly city that is flush with recreational opportunities, good schools, and low-priced homes with growing values. Part of the allure of Sparks is its many unique qualities, including the Nugget Casino Resort, Victorian Square, and the Outlets at Legends. Sparks has plenty of activities, from sports at the Golden Eagle Regional Park to its craft beer culture led by the Great Basin Brewing Company. With so much good stuff, its no wonder Sparks is called the City of Promise.

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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Sparks, NV 89431

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School: Agnes Risley Elementary School
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Sparks, NV 89434

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School: Edward C. Reed High School
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Sparks, NV 89436

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School: Kindercare
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Sparks, NV 89431

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School: Excel Christian School
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Sparks, NV 89431

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School: Lena Juniper Elementary School
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5 Beds, 4 Baths

Sparks, NV 89431

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School: Lincoln Park Elementary School
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Sparks, NV 89434

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School: Katherine Dunn Elementary School
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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Sparks, NV 89431

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School: Greenbrae Elementary School
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Sparks, NV 89431

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Housing Statistics

Sparks has a population of 90,264, according to the 2010 census, and people have been pouring in at a rate of roughly three percent per year. The annual residential turnover is low too, meaning people stick around once they settle here. Its currently at about 16 percent. The average price for a home in the first quarter of 2013 was $286,430, with the median price estimated at $152,875 for the same time period. There are almost an even number of owners and renters here.The fairly cushy eight percent vacancy rate in Sparks means you shouldn't have much trouble finding a place.Those not able to buy, but eager to, should consider rent to own houses as possibilities.

Local Sports

Sparks natives prefer to get busy playing rather than watching professional teams, as evidenced by the plethora of recreational areas, parks, and open spaces available for use. The 100-plus-acre Golden Eagle Regional Park & Sports Complex is the most popular: It features six softball fields, four baseball fields, four volleyball courts, two bocce ball courts, and a pro shop. There is also swimming at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, located in between Shadow Mountain Park and Van Meter Park, a necessity in the hot summers.

School Systems

Sparks schools are operated by the Washoe Country School District. There are currently five high schools, four middle schools, and 20 elementary schools. There are also three private schools running in Sparks. Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School is considered the best quality grade school, Lou Mendive and Yvonne Shaw are the best middle schools, and Edward C. Reed and Spanish Springs are the top high schools in the area. School quality can vary greatly depending on the district, so buyers with families will want to check the assigned district before investing.

Neighborhoods

Sparks is home to six main neighborhoods, but there are additional subdivisions of interest for serious buyers. Some spots are more family-friendly and others are more walkable, with great local amenities including retail and recreation.

Damonte Ranch: This is a brand-new, master-planned community with both single-family homes, condos, and apartment buildings. Its upscale and beautiful and, just southeast of Reno, is set apart from the busier sections of town.

South Meadows: South Meadows is actually two neighborhoods, South Meadows and Double Diamond. Its also brand-new with views of the Virginia Range. Master-planned, these neighborhoods feature amenities like community pools, fitness facilities and clubhouses. The homes are big and have spacious lots.

Downtown: For a more walkable, exciting area, theres no place like downtown, which offers the thrill of city living with the southwest charm Nevada is known for. There are mostly condos here.

Hidden Valley: Close to the mountains, golf courses, and the University of Nevada, Reno, Hidden Valley is very quiet and calm. Theres lots of open space, and its a fabulous place to raise a family.

Donner Springs: Though the name brings to mind some intriguing if gruesome history, Donner Springs is actually one of the older neighborhoods, but it remains especially popular for its tree-lined streets and inexpensive housing.

Old Southwest: For shoppers who cant decide between the charm and quiet of suburbia and the excitement of city living, Old Southwest is the only choice. Close to downtown yet far enough to feel separate, its a great place for younger folks just starting out and not yet ready to part with their weekend fun.