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557 Apartments for rent in Sparks, NV

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8 Units Available
Canyon Vista
5200 Los Altos Pkwy
Sparks, NV | Los Altos Parkway
1 Bedroom
$1,354
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,404
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,904
1320 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with garages. Community features a clubhouse, large pool and spa and fireside lounge with full kitchen. Great location close to highways and shopping.
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24 Units Available
Parq Crossing
2280 Oddie Boulevard
Sparks, NV | Oddie Boulevard
Studio
$1,149
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,359
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
902 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
As of June 1, 2020, our offices are open by appointment only, call us for more details.
Verified
2 Units Available
Spring Villas Townhomes
431 Spring Villas Dr
Sparks, NV | McCarran Boulevard - Probasco Way
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,520
1300 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 10:19 PM
Close to major highways and dining areas. On-site amenities including a spacious green area and a pool with a sundeck. Apartments include upgraded floor plans with spacious interiors, upgraded kitchens and large kitchens.
Verified
30 Units Available
The Villas at D'Andrea
2200 N D Andrea Pky
Sparks, NV | D'Andrea
1 Bedroom
$1,360
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
987 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1168 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:47 AM
A short drive from I-80 and Highway 659. Tastefully decorated apartments with furniture. Patio/balcony, fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances and carpets included. Community has a pool, garage, playground and gym.
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14 Units Available
Waterfront at the Marina
375 Harbour Cove Drive
Sparks, NV | Sparks Marina
1 Bedroom
$1,602
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,912
1269 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Our office is currently closed to the public in support of community health efforts, but we are available to offer virtual tours and are accepting new leases for apartments.
Verified
3 Units Available
Square One
1040 C St
Sparks, NV | Downtown Sparks
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
924 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Welcome to Square One Our office is currently open to the public by appointment only, please call our leasing office at 775-331-0202. Self Guided Tours are now Available! Masks are required.
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19 Units Available
Keyway Apartments
1100 15th St
Sparks, NV | Downtown Sparks
1 Bedroom
$1,010
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
795 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
You’re ready to live comfortably. You’re ready to live stylishly. You’re ready to call Keyway Apartments home.
Verified
14 Units Available
High Rock 5300
5300 Los Altos Pkwy
Sparks, NV | Los Altos Parkway
1 Bedroom
$1,285
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,624
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 06:46 AM
Convenient to Interstate 80. Upscale apartment community with mountain views and direct access to hiking trails. On-site swimming pool, residents' lounge, clubhouse and fitness center.
Verified
10 Units Available
Trail at Pioneer Meadows
6717 Rolling Meadows Dr
Sparks, NV | Pioneer Meadows
1 Bedroom
$1,549
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
1321 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
The beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains provide a stunning setting. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Reno and close to I-80. Enjoy swimming in the pool, working out in the gym or relaxing in the hot tub.
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18 Units Available
Lumina at Spanish Springs
6600 Rolling Meadows Drive
Sparks, NV | Pioneer Meadows
1 Bedroom
$1,625
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,719
1034 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,179
1293 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
Introducing Lumina at Spanish Springs, a brand-new community of luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Sparks, NV.
Verified
5 Units Available
Caviata at Kiley Ranch
950 Henry Orr Pkwy
Sparks, NV | Kiley Ranch
2 Bedrooms
$1,748
1460 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,296
1829 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
Fantastic location near the parks. On-site amenities include a pool, yoga, 24-hour gym and hot tub. Green community. Fireplaces, granite countertops, walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances in each unit.
Verified
13 Units Available
Lyfe at the Marina
675 Marina Gateway Drive
Sparks, NV | Sparks Marina
1 Bedroom
$1,410
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
1068 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,245
1380 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Style, substance, and sustainability are the pillars of quality living at Lyfe at the Marina.
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4 Units Available
Azure by Oak Properties
550 Marina Gateway Drive
Sparks, NV | Sparks Marina
1 Bedroom
$1,524
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1065 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Welcome to Azure, featuring one of the largest and most luxurious grand resident community apartments in Sparks, NV! At 6,500 sq.
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9 Units Available
Verona
1475 Vista del Rancho Pkwy
Sparks, NV | Los Altos Parkway
1 Bedroom
$1,188
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,368
963 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,502
1037 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 10:19 PM
A modern, charming community with ample amenities including a resort-style pool and green space. Near the parks and restaurants. Each home includes lush carpeting, a washer and dryer and a full kitchen.
1 Unit Available
2497 Westfall Rd
2497 Westfall Road
Sparks, NV | Pioneer Meadows
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
2020 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Beautiful 2 story 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in Sparks near Red Hawk Golf Course. You'll feel right at home with this cozy yet well designed layout that includes a built in desk upstairs. Washer/dryer hook ups and a fridge for tenant use.
1 Unit Available
2688 Arrow Smith Drive
2688 Arrow Smith Drive
Sparks, NV | Wingfield Springs
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1920 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Beautiful home with a terrific floor plan. Available January 8th! Rent $1,995, deposit $2,095.
1 Unit Available
7490 Ambush Circle
7490 Ambush Circle
Sparks, NV | Wingfield Springs
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1914 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home with a large loft, Private deck off the master bedroom, living room has a fireplace perfect to cozy up too, two car garage located in Wingfield springs near schools, shopping.
1 Unit Available
7038 Diversey Drive
7038 Diversey Drive
Sparks, NV | Wingfield Springs
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1756 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
2 year NEW 3BD 2.5 BA in Wingfield Springs. Minutes from Golden Eagle Regional Park, close to schools and walking trails. $1,995 a month with a $2,095 deposit. Home comes with custom window coverings, laundry room with washer/dryer hook ups.
1 Unit Available
2379 Roundhouse Rd
2379 Roundhouse Road
Sparks, NV | Downtown Sparks
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1102 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Darling floor level 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo close to freeway access, shopping, schools and multiple parks.
1 Unit Available
1206 Silver Coyote Drive
1206 Silver Coyote Drive
Sparks, NV | Kiley Ranch
4 Bedrooms
$2,495
2595 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Newer build by Croston Springs in Kiley Ranch! Close to Sparks Galleria Shopping Center, filled with dining, shopping, and retail. This home will include washer, dryer, and a refrigerator. Pet allowed on approval.
1 Unit Available
2366 Dodge Drive
2366 Dodge Drive
Sparks, NV | Wingfield Springs
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1303 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Lovely home in Wingfield Springs with decorative touches throughout. 3 Beds, 2 full baths. This home is AVAILABLE December 1st to view. Please call 775-204-3410. Rent is $1895, deposit is $1995.
1 Unit Available
830 G. Street
830 G Street
Sparks, NV | Downtown Sparks
1 Bedroom
$995
686 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:45 AM
Welcome to Greentree apartment community! Greentree apartments, offer spacious 1 bedroom apartment homes in Sparks! This apartment home is downstairs and features NEW CARPET, private covered patio, storage, central heat & air conditioning, 1 off
1 Unit Available
318 4th Street
318 4th Street
Sparks, NV | Downtown Sparks
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
650 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:45 AM
2 bed 1 bath COTTAGE STYLE DUPLEX IN SPARKS! Property Address 318 1/2 4TH ST | SPARKS, NV 89431 Available: Now Offered By Clark Real Estate, Investments & Property Management | (775) 828-3355 Description NEWLY UPDATED 2 BED 1 BATH HOME.
1 Unit Available
5567 Junction Peak
5567 Junction Peak Drive
Sparks, NV | Sparks Galleria
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1853 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:02 AM
Cozy 3 bed, 2 bath home with a den/office in Sparks. Near schools, shopping, parks and more! You will love the back patio, perfect for relaxation. $2,150 per month with a $2,250 deposit. One small dog on approval.

Median Rent in Sparks

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sparks is $1,021, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,222.
Studio
$840
1 Bed
$1,021
2 Beds
$1,222
3+ Beds
$1,705
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How much is rent in Sparks?
In Sparks, the median rent is $840 for a studio, $1,021 for a 1-bedroom, $1,222 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,705 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sparks, check out our monthly Sparks Rent Report.
How much is rent in Sparks?
In Sparks, the median rent is $840 for a studio, $1,021 for a 1-bedroom, $1,222 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,705 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sparks, check out our monthly Sparks Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Sparks?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sparks apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Sparks?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sparks apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sparks properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sparks properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Sparks?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sparks.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sparks.
How can I find off-campus housing in Sparks?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Sparks. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Nevada-Reno.
How can I find off-campus housing in Sparks?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Sparks. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Nevada-Reno.

Median Rent in Sparks

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sparks is $1,021, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,222.
Studio
$840
1 Bed
$1,021
2 Beds
$1,222
3+ Beds
$1,705

City Guide

Sparks
"Yeah I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. And I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. Sing it out." (-Coldplay, “Sparks'”)
"Yeah I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. And I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. Sing it out." (-Coldplay, “Sparks'”)

Sparks is the eastern counterpart of Reno and one of Nevada’s most populous cities. Close to the California border and the pristinely gorgeous grounds of Lake Tahoe, Sparks is a place that certainly lives up to its name. A family-friendly option to neighboring Reno, Sparks runs on an urban current that blends well with suburban living. In other words, you get the stimulating benefits of city life _and _the protective feel of suburbia. Even better, if you adore a touch of wide-open wilderness options, Sparks just may be your type of heaven.

Finding a Place to Live

The first rule of living anywhere is being able to afford it. Like anywhere else, that definitely holds true in Sparks. Northern Nevada is a completely different experience than southern Nevada (aka Vegas), the only common thread being legal gambling. It is, actually, almost a counterculture. Many people seek out Sparks as a respite from the fast living that southern Nevada can entail, in exchange for the slower pace, fresher air and the mountain views that aren’t actually, well, brown.

However, what some relocators may not realize is that living in Sparks can be a bit pricey. You have to consider that while Nevada is huge in the geographical sense, livable areas are more sparse due to its breathtaking, yet rough terrain. Sparks is the fifth most populous city in the state and that puts its residential possibilities in the high-demand category. Affordable living is absolutely possible, you just need to know what you can actually afford.

Finding a Place to Live
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The first rule of living anywhere is being able to afford it. Like anywhere else, that definitely holds true in Sparks. Northern Nevada is a completely different experience than southern Nevada (aka Vegas), the only common thread being legal gambling. It is, actually, almost a counterculture. Many people seek out Sparks as a respite from the fast living that southern Nevada can entail, in exchange for the slower pace, fresher air and the mountain views that aren’t actually, well, brown.

However, what some relocators may not realize is that living in Sparks can be a bit pricey. You have to consider that while Nevada is huge in the geographical sense, livable areas are more sparse due to its breathtaking, yet rough terrain. Sparks is the fifth most populous city in the state and that puts its residential possibilities in the high-demand category. Affordable living is absolutely possible, you just need to know what you can actually afford.

Neighborhoods in Sparks

Downtown: This is a more affordable place to reside in Sparks if you like or don’t mind urban living. This is where you will find high-rise apartments and condos, as well as a few single-family homes. City life is alive and well in this area of Sparks, for better or for worse. Trendy eateries and cultural diversity are all around, but so is an elevated crime rate. $

Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs: This area is ensconced within the central portion of Sparks. Recreational parks and lakes are within easy reach and crime is relatively low. If this sounds ideal, it is because it is. However, you will pay for that idyllic living. $$$$

Malapi/Wedekind: More urban than suburban, but also extremely family-based. Three elementary schools are within close proximity and it isn’t too far from downtown Sparks or greater Reno. This is also one of Sparks’ most ethnically diverse areas and the crime rate is comparatively low. $$

Prater Way/12th St./El Rancho: Prater Way cuts a heavy swath through the southern portion of Sparks, with quite a few cross streets on the path. This area would be considered to be heavily urban, but it is also very affordable. There is some crime, but also a lot of hipster spots and cool culture. $$

Primio/Festa: Primio/Festa is the residential area in Sparks that decidedly urban families tend to homestead. Many executives claim space in Primio/Festa, but families that prefer a progressive and urbane lifestyle seek its boundaries, too. It’s trendy, sophisticated — and pricey. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Calle de La Plata: One of Sparks’ largest residential areas — and one of its priciest. While you don’t have to quite cough up Las Plumas money to live here, it’s still a good idea to brace for some elevated costs. This area covers the easternmost area of Sparks, extending out toward city limits. Commuting to Reno will take longer, but the lower crime rates might make it worthwhile. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Dolores: This area borders the central portion of eastern Reno and is on the slightly more affordable side of living in Sparks. The neighborhood is a decent blend of city hipsters and families. It also strikes a nice balance between affordability and lower crime rates. $$

Pyramid Lake/E. Sky Ranch: This is the priciest residential area in Sparks, dominated by single-family owned homes. Extremely quiet and considerably safe, it is a highly desirable place to live. Just north of the Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs area, you certainly get what you pay for — if you can afford to pay for it. $$$$

Spanish Springs: This northwestern area of Sparks is a bit more affordable than other areas. Bordering eastern Reno, Spanish Springs host an eclectic mix of residential types, from families to college students. Although it is not the least expensive place to live, you get a bit of urban kick from the Reno border. $$$

Sparks Blvd/Howard Dr/Springland Dr: Sparks Blvd. is another long corridor that crosses Howard and Springland Drives. However, the affordability changes from east to west. Howard Drive is the westernmost cross street of Sparks Boulevard and the residences are more affordable than the easternmost cross street of Springland Drive. While the Howard end is indeed more affordable, the price range is closer to medium as opposed to low. $$-$$$

Vista: Vista is a popular choice for those new to Sparks because of its affordability and suburban feel. Situated in the southern area of Sparks, Vista has a little bit of everything. Large single-family homes, medium-sized dwellings, smaller apartments and trendy high-rise condos dot this neighborhood’s landscape. Due to Vista’s wide range of residential options, a diverse population calls this area home. Anywhere from college students to executives to families, Vista plays host to all. $--$$$

Neighborhoods in Sparks
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Downtown: This is a more affordable place to reside in Sparks if you like or don’t mind urban living. This is where you will find high-rise apartments and condos, as well as a few single-family homes. City life is alive and well in this area of Sparks, for better or for worse. Trendy eateries and cultural diversity are all around, but so is an elevated crime rate. $

Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs: This area is ensconced within the central portion of Sparks. Recreational parks and lakes are within easy reach and crime is relatively low. If this sounds ideal, it is because it is. However, you will pay for that idyllic living. $$$$

Malapi/Wedekind: More urban than suburban, but also extremely family-based. Three elementary schools are within close proximity and it isn’t too far from downtown Sparks or greater Reno. This is also one of Sparks’ most ethnically diverse areas and the crime rate is comparatively low. $$

Prater Way/12th St./El Rancho: Prater Way cuts a heavy swath through the southern portion of Sparks, with quite a few cross streets on the path. This area would be considered to be heavily urban, but it is also very affordable. There is some crime, but also a lot of hipster spots and cool culture. $$

Primio/Festa: Primio/Festa is the residential area in Sparks that decidedly urban families tend to homestead. Many executives claim space in Primio/Festa, but families that prefer a progressive and urbane lifestyle seek its boundaries, too. It’s trendy, sophisticated — and pricey. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Calle de La Plata: One of Sparks’ largest residential areas — and one of its priciest. While you don’t have to quite cough up Las Plumas money to live here, it’s still a good idea to brace for some elevated costs. This area covers the easternmost area of Sparks, extending out toward city limits. Commuting to Reno will take longer, but the lower crime rates might make it worthwhile. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Dolores: This area borders the central portion of eastern Reno and is on the slightly more affordable side of living in Sparks. The neighborhood is a decent blend of city hipsters and families. It also strikes a nice balance between affordability and lower crime rates. $$

Pyramid Lake/E. Sky Ranch: This is the priciest residential area in Sparks, dominated by single-family owned homes. Extremely quiet and considerably safe, it is a highly desirable place to live. Just north of the Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs area, you certainly get what you pay for — if you can afford to pay for it. $$$$

Spanish Springs: This northwestern area of Sparks is a bit more affordable than other areas. Bordering eastern Reno, Spanish Springs host an eclectic mix of residential types, from families to college students. Although it is not the least expensive place to live, you get a bit of urban kick from the Reno border. $$$

Sparks Blvd/Howard Dr/Springland Dr: Sparks Blvd. is another long corridor that crosses Howard and Springland Drives. However, the affordability changes from east to west. Howard Drive is the westernmost cross street of Sparks Boulevard and the residences are more affordable than the easternmost cross street of Springland Drive. While the Howard end is indeed more affordable, the price range is closer to medium as opposed to low. $$-$$$

Vista: Vista is a popular choice for those new to Sparks because of its affordability and suburban feel. Situated in the southern area of Sparks, Vista has a little bit of everything. Large single-family homes, medium-sized dwellings, smaller apartments and trendy high-rise condos dot this neighborhood’s landscape. Due to Vista’s wide range of residential options, a diverse population calls this area home. Anywhere from college students to executives to families, Vista plays host to all. $--$$$

Living in Sparks

It is important to note that Nevada as a whole is a largely inhabitable state…for humans. So, when you consider living anywhere — including Sparks — you need to remember that all of Nevada is essentially high desert. And with high desert comes its natural wildlife inhabitants. Sparks, being east of Reno, does extend into naturally rugged regions especially the more eastern and northern you head. In more undeveloped areas, it is not impossible to encounter a few animal neighbors. Understanding where you live and respecting nature can render living near such fantastic wilderness as an unparalleled experience. Although encountering certain types of neighboring species is highly unlikely in more developed areas, it is not uncommon in more rural parts. Using a bit of common sense and appreciation, living in Sparks should be just grand.

Living in Sparks
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It is important to note that Nevada as a whole is a largely inhabitable state…for humans. So, when you consider living anywhere — including Sparks — you need to remember that all of Nevada is essentially high desert. And with high desert comes its natural wildlife inhabitants. Sparks, being east of Reno, does extend into naturally rugged regions especially the more eastern and northern you head. In more undeveloped areas, it is not impossible to encounter a few animal neighbors. Understanding where you live and respecting nature can render living near such fantastic wilderness as an unparalleled experience. Although encountering certain types of neighboring species is highly unlikely in more developed areas, it is not uncommon in more rural parts. Using a bit of common sense and appreciation, living in Sparks should be just grand.

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Sparks
"Yeah I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. And I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. Sing it out." (-Coldplay, “Sparks'”)
"Yeah I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. And I saw Sparks. Yeah I saw Sparks. Sing it out." (-Coldplay, “Sparks'”)

Sparks is the eastern counterpart of Reno and one of Nevada’s most populous cities. Close to the California border and the pristinely gorgeous grounds of Lake Tahoe, Sparks is a place that certainly lives up to its name. A family-friendly option to neighboring Reno, Sparks runs on an urban current that blends well with suburban living. In other words, you get the stimulating benefits of city life _and _the protective feel of suburbia. Even better, if you adore a touch of wide-open wilderness options, Sparks just may be your type of heaven.

Finding a Place to Live

The first rule of living anywhere is being able to afford it. Like anywhere else, that definitely holds true in Sparks. Northern Nevada is a completely different experience than southern Nevada (aka Vegas), the only common thread being legal gambling. It is, actually, almost a counterculture. Many people seek out Sparks as a respite from the fast living that southern Nevada can entail, in exchange for the slower pace, fresher air and the mountain views that aren’t actually, well, brown.

However, what some relocators may not realize is that living in Sparks can be a bit pricey. You have to consider that while Nevada is huge in the geographical sense, livable areas are more sparse due to its breathtaking, yet rough terrain. Sparks is the fifth most populous city in the state and that puts its residential possibilities in the high-demand category. Affordable living is absolutely possible, you just need to know what you can actually afford.

Finding a Place to Live
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The first rule of living anywhere is being able to afford it. Like anywhere else, that definitely holds true in Sparks. Northern Nevada is a completely different experience than southern Nevada (aka Vegas), the only common thread being legal gambling. It is, actually, almost a counterculture. Many people seek out Sparks as a respite from the fast living that southern Nevada can entail, in exchange for the slower pace, fresher air and the mountain views that aren’t actually, well, brown.

However, what some relocators may not realize is that living in Sparks can be a bit pricey. You have to consider that while Nevada is huge in the geographical sense, livable areas are more sparse due to its breathtaking, yet rough terrain. Sparks is the fifth most populous city in the state and that puts its residential possibilities in the high-demand category. Affordable living is absolutely possible, you just need to know what you can actually afford.

Neighborhoods in Sparks

Downtown: This is a more affordable place to reside in Sparks if you like or don’t mind urban living. This is where you will find high-rise apartments and condos, as well as a few single-family homes. City life is alive and well in this area of Sparks, for better or for worse. Trendy eateries and cultural diversity are all around, but so is an elevated crime rate. $

Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs: This area is ensconced within the central portion of Sparks. Recreational parks and lakes are within easy reach and crime is relatively low. If this sounds ideal, it is because it is. However, you will pay for that idyllic living. $$$$

Malapi/Wedekind: More urban than suburban, but also extremely family-based. Three elementary schools are within close proximity and it isn’t too far from downtown Sparks or greater Reno. This is also one of Sparks’ most ethnically diverse areas and the crime rate is comparatively low. $$

Prater Way/12th St./El Rancho: Prater Way cuts a heavy swath through the southern portion of Sparks, with quite a few cross streets on the path. This area would be considered to be heavily urban, but it is also very affordable. There is some crime, but also a lot of hipster spots and cool culture. $$

Primio/Festa: Primio/Festa is the residential area in Sparks that decidedly urban families tend to homestead. Many executives claim space in Primio/Festa, but families that prefer a progressive and urbane lifestyle seek its boundaries, too. It’s trendy, sophisticated — and pricey. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Calle de La Plata: One of Sparks’ largest residential areas — and one of its priciest. While you don’t have to quite cough up Las Plumas money to live here, it’s still a good idea to brace for some elevated costs. This area covers the easternmost area of Sparks, extending out toward city limits. Commuting to Reno will take longer, but the lower crime rates might make it worthwhile. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Dolores: This area borders the central portion of eastern Reno and is on the slightly more affordable side of living in Sparks. The neighborhood is a decent blend of city hipsters and families. It also strikes a nice balance between affordability and lower crime rates. $$

Pyramid Lake/E. Sky Ranch: This is the priciest residential area in Sparks, dominated by single-family owned homes. Extremely quiet and considerably safe, it is a highly desirable place to live. Just north of the Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs area, you certainly get what you pay for — if you can afford to pay for it. $$$$

Spanish Springs: This northwestern area of Sparks is a bit more affordable than other areas. Bordering eastern Reno, Spanish Springs host an eclectic mix of residential types, from families to college students. Although it is not the least expensive place to live, you get a bit of urban kick from the Reno border. $$$

Sparks Blvd/Howard Dr/Springland Dr: Sparks Blvd. is another long corridor that crosses Howard and Springland Drives. However, the affordability changes from east to west. Howard Drive is the westernmost cross street of Sparks Boulevard and the residences are more affordable than the easternmost cross street of Springland Drive. While the Howard end is indeed more affordable, the price range is closer to medium as opposed to low. $$-$$$

Vista: Vista is a popular choice for those new to Sparks because of its affordability and suburban feel. Situated in the southern area of Sparks, Vista has a little bit of everything. Large single-family homes, medium-sized dwellings, smaller apartments and trendy high-rise condos dot this neighborhood’s landscape. Due to Vista’s wide range of residential options, a diverse population calls this area home. Anywhere from college students to executives to families, Vista plays host to all. $--$$$

Neighborhoods in Sparks
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Downtown: This is a more affordable place to reside in Sparks if you like or don’t mind urban living. This is where you will find high-rise apartments and condos, as well as a few single-family homes. City life is alive and well in this area of Sparks, for better or for worse. Trendy eateries and cultural diversity are all around, but so is an elevated crime rate. $

Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs: This area is ensconced within the central portion of Sparks. Recreational parks and lakes are within easy reach and crime is relatively low. If this sounds ideal, it is because it is. However, you will pay for that idyllic living. $$$$

Malapi/Wedekind: More urban than suburban, but also extremely family-based. Three elementary schools are within close proximity and it isn’t too far from downtown Sparks or greater Reno. This is also one of Sparks’ most ethnically diverse areas and the crime rate is comparatively low. $$

Prater Way/12th St./El Rancho: Prater Way cuts a heavy swath through the southern portion of Sparks, with quite a few cross streets on the path. This area would be considered to be heavily urban, but it is also very affordable. There is some crime, but also a lot of hipster spots and cool culture. $$

Primio/Festa: Primio/Festa is the residential area in Sparks that decidedly urban families tend to homestead. Many executives claim space in Primio/Festa, but families that prefer a progressive and urbane lifestyle seek its boundaries, too. It’s trendy, sophisticated — and pricey. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Calle de La Plata: One of Sparks’ largest residential areas — and one of its priciest. While you don’t have to quite cough up Las Plumas money to live here, it’s still a good idea to brace for some elevated costs. This area covers the easternmost area of Sparks, extending out toward city limits. Commuting to Reno will take longer, but the lower crime rates might make it worthwhile. $$$

Pyramid Lake/Dolores: This area borders the central portion of eastern Reno and is on the slightly more affordable side of living in Sparks. The neighborhood is a decent blend of city hipsters and families. It also strikes a nice balance between affordability and lower crime rates. $$

Pyramid Lake/E. Sky Ranch: This is the priciest residential area in Sparks, dominated by single-family owned homes. Extremely quiet and considerably safe, it is a highly desirable place to live. Just north of the Las Plumas/Wingfield Springs area, you certainly get what you pay for — if you can afford to pay for it. $$$$

Spanish Springs: This northwestern area of Sparks is a bit more affordable than other areas. Bordering eastern Reno, Spanish Springs host an eclectic mix of residential types, from families to college students. Although it is not the least expensive place to live, you get a bit of urban kick from the Reno border. $$$

Sparks Blvd/Howard Dr/Springland Dr: Sparks Blvd. is another long corridor that crosses Howard and Springland Drives. However, the affordability changes from east to west. Howard Drive is the westernmost cross street of Sparks Boulevard and the residences are more affordable than the easternmost cross street of Springland Drive. While the Howard end is indeed more affordable, the price range is closer to medium as opposed to low. $$-$$$

Vista: Vista is a popular choice for those new to Sparks because of its affordability and suburban feel. Situated in the southern area of Sparks, Vista has a little bit of everything. Large single-family homes, medium-sized dwellings, smaller apartments and trendy high-rise condos dot this neighborhood’s landscape. Due to Vista’s wide range of residential options, a diverse population calls this area home. Anywhere from college students to executives to families, Vista plays host to all. $--$$$

Living in Sparks

It is important to note that Nevada as a whole is a largely inhabitable state…for humans. So, when you consider living anywhere — including Sparks — you need to remember that all of Nevada is essentially high desert. And with high desert comes its natural wildlife inhabitants. Sparks, being east of Reno, does extend into naturally rugged regions especially the more eastern and northern you head. In more undeveloped areas, it is not impossible to encounter a few animal neighbors. Understanding where you live and respecting nature can render living near such fantastic wilderness as an unparalleled experience. Although encountering certain types of neighboring species is highly unlikely in more developed areas, it is not uncommon in more rural parts. Using a bit of common sense and appreciation, living in Sparks should be just grand.

Living in Sparks
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It is important to note that Nevada as a whole is a largely inhabitable state…for humans. So, when you consider living anywhere — including Sparks — you need to remember that all of Nevada is essentially high desert. And with high desert comes its natural wildlife inhabitants. Sparks, being east of Reno, does extend into naturally rugged regions especially the more eastern and northern you head. In more undeveloped areas, it is not impossible to encounter a few animal neighbors. Understanding where you live and respecting nature can render living near such fantastic wilderness as an unparalleled experience. Although encountering certain types of neighboring species is highly unlikely in more developed areas, it is not uncommon in more rural parts. Using a bit of common sense and appreciation, living in Sparks should be just grand.

Rent Report
Sparks

December 2020 Sparks Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Sparks Rent Report. Sparks rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sparks rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Sparks rents increase sharply over the past month

Sparks rents have increased 1.6% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sparks stand at $1,021 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,223 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Sparks' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.7%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

    Sparks rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased significantly in Sparks, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Sparks is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Sparks' median two-bedroom rent of $1,223 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.6% increase in Sparks.
    • While Sparks' rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sparks than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is nearly twice the price in Sparks.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Sparks Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Sparks Rent Report. Sparks rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sparks rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Sparks Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Sparks Rent Report. Sparks rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sparks rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Sparks rents increase sharply over the past month

    Sparks rents have increased 1.6% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sparks stand at $1,021 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,223 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Sparks' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.7%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

      Sparks rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased significantly in Sparks, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Sparks is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Sparks' median two-bedroom rent of $1,223 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.6% increase in Sparks.
      • While Sparks' rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sparks than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is nearly twice the price in Sparks.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Sparks Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Sparks ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Sparks’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sparks renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores"

      Key findings in Sparks include the following:

      • Sparks renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Sparks were state and local taxes (B+) and commute time (C).
      • The areas of concern to Sparks renters are affordability, quality of local schools, public transit, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received F grades.
      • Sparks did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Nevada, including Las Vegas (C), Henderson (A) and North Las Vegas (C+).
      • Sparks did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Denver, CO (B+), Portland, OR (B) and New York, NY (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love being surrounded by mountains and the people are much friendlier than I expected when I moved here." – Carene S.
      • "Love that it’s a nice area overall and shopping isn’t too far, but it is pretty expensive." – Auslyn
      • "Rent is too high for the money you make." – Beverly B.
      • "There is always an event going on which is great, but it can be hard to find parking." – Grecia R.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Sparks’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sparks renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "T...

      View full Sparks Renter Survey

      Here’s how Sparks ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Sparks’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sparks renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores"

      Key findings in Sparks include the following:

      • Sparks renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Sparks were state and local taxes (B+) and commute time (C).
      • The areas of concern to Sparks renters are affordability, quality of local schools, public transit, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received F grades.
      • Sparks did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Nevada, including Las Vegas (C), Henderson (A) and North Las Vegas (C+).
      • Sparks did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Denver, CO (B+), Portland, OR (B) and New York, NY (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love being surrounded by mountains and the people are much friendlier than I expected when I moved here." – Carene S.
      • "Love that it’s a nice area overall and shopping isn’t too far, but it is pretty expensive." – Auslyn
      • "Rent is too high for the money you make." – Beverly B.
      • "There is always an event going on which is great, but it can be hard to find parking." – Grecia R.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.