Revealed: The Top 5 Neighborhoods in Sparks, Nevada

Top 5 Neighborhoods in Sparks, Nevada

Sparks is a beautiful, family friendly city which is located in Washoe County, Nevada. Falling slightly east of Reno, Sparks is home to roughly 105,000 residents. Regardless of your lifestyle or background, Sparks, Nevada is a great city which offers high quality of life, a plethora of exceptional amenities, quality schools, plenty of recreational activities and a slew of awesome neighborhoods.

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Whether you are a young professional looking to find an urban condominium, a family in the market for a spacious, quiet community or empty nesters wanting to downsize to a well appointed townhome, Sparks offers a wide range of areas which are sure to suit every need.

Below is a glimpse into some of the best neighborhoods in Sparks, Nevada and a few of the reasons why residents love calling them home.

Spanish Springs

Spanish Springs is a large, residential community which is located in the northern section of Sparks, Nevada. The suburban area is a popular area for all types of buyers as it offers a wide section of housing style and sizes. Homeowners in Spanish Springs enjoy quick access to both Reno and Sparks making it an ideal community for commutes.

Spanish Springs, Real Estate Market

Spanish Springs is a diverse and friendly community which is home to just over 15,000 residents. Homes for sale in Spanish Springs are primarily made up of mid- to large-sized homes which offer from three to five bedrooms and two to five bathrooms. Though most real estate is in the form of single family, detached homes, there are a handful of mid- to high-rise apartment and condominium buildings found within Spanish Springs as well.

Homes within Spanish Springs are generally newer builds, mostly constructed after 2000 with the exception of a number of residences built between 1970 and 1999. Prices range in Spanish Springs generally falling between the mid to upper $100K’s and mid to upper $600K’s.

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Spanish Springs School Information

Located within the Washoe County School District, Schools near Spanish Springs community include:

Spanish Springs Elementary School
100 Marilyn Mae Drive, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 867
Yvonne Shaw Middle School
600 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 955
Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School
252 Egyptian Way, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 674
Spanish Springs High School
1065 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 2,362

Spanish Spring Commutes to Nearby Cities

The following are examples of commutes to nearby cities.

Reno, Nevada - 12.3 miles (20 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
Sun Valley, Nevada - 6.3 miles (11 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
Fernley, Nevada - 39.0 miles (42 minutes) via I-80 E
Carson City, Nevada - 40.2 miles (52 minutes) via I-580 S

Spanish Spring Nearby Amenities

There are a handful of recreational areas which are dotted around the Spanish Springs neighborhood which residents are able to quickly visit. The largest park, which is located at the south end of Spanish Springs, is Lazy 5 Regional Park. There are plenty of things for visitors to enjoy during a stop at Lazy 5 such as a multi-use athletic field, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. A children’s playground, skatepark and the Melio Gaspari Water Play Park are also located on site. For events or large parties, the Cottonwood Room is available for rent, or make use of the parks bbq site and covered pavilions.

Within Spanish Springs is a small neighborhood park, Desert Winds Park, which features a picnic area, playground and horseshoe pit. Three other parks can be found around Spanish Springs, namely, Eagle Canyon Park located next to Shaw Middle School, Gator Swamp Park next to Alyce Taylor Elementary and Sky Ranch Park. These all over playgrounds, picnic areas and ample amounts of open greenspace.

Wingfield Springs

Nestled between the expansive Golden Eagle Regional Park and the Red Hawk Golf and Resort is the beautiful community known as Wingfield Springs. The stunning community offers exceptional real estate opportunities, plenty of amenities and great access to Sparks, Reno and surrounding areas.

Wingfield Springs, Real Estate Market

Homes for sale in Wingfield Springs are varied offering condominiums, single family homes and custom built luxury estates. Many of the properties found within the highly desirable neighborhood offer stunning views and many high end finishes and designer touches.

Depending on the size, style, location, condition and amenities, homes within Wingfield Springs, Sparks typically see asking prices of over $1 million. The upscale community offers homeowners more than just amazing real estate, they are provided quiet and safe streets and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Wingfield Springs School Information

Located within the Washoe County School District, Schools near Wingfield community include:

Spanish Springs Elementary School
100 Marilyn Mae Drive, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 867
Van Gorder Elementary School
7650 Campello Drive, Sparks, Nevada
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 835
Shaw Middle School
600 Eagle Canyon Dr, Sparks, NV
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 573
Spanish Springs High School
1065 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 2,362

Wingfield Springs Commutes to Nearby Cities

The following are examples of commutes to nearby cities.

Sun Valley, Nevada - 6.3 miles (11 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
Reno, Nevada - 12.3 miles (20 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
South Lake Tahoe, California - 70.6 miles (1 hr 25 minutes) via I-580 S
Fernley, Nevada - 39.0 miles (42 minutes) via I-80 E

Wingfield Springs Nearby Amenities

The crown jewel of Wingfield Springs in the Red Hawk Golf and Resort which boasts not one but two stunning golf courses. Residents will have the option to become members at the exclusive club which will allow access to the impeccably maintained courses. Also offered at the resort is a swim and fitness center, special events venue and fine dining restaurant.

Winding throughout the neighborhood are miles of trails and nearby residents can easily access further recreational opportunities at areas such as Lazy 5 Regional Park. For families with children, the community offers a variety of programs as does the Spanish Springs Public Library.

For everyday shopping and errands, the Spanish Springs Galleria falls close by and is home to retailers such as Costco, Home Depot and Best Buy. Many restaurants can be easily reached as well and include options such as David’s Grill, Pinocchio’s Grill and Tha Joint.

Pyramid Lake Hwy / Calle De La Plata

Pyramid Lake Hwy/Calle De La Plata is a family friendly neighborhood located in the northern section of Sparks, near Griffith Canyon. A welcoming area, Calle De La Plata is mainly filled with families and offers a safe and quiet neighborhood to set down roots and raise a family.

Pyramid Lake Hwy / Calle De La Plata Real Estate Market

Homes for sale in Pyramid Lake Hwy/Calle De La Plata are almost exclusively detached single family homes. There are a small selection of townhomes available, which are spacious and stille offer a great family friendly real estate option.

Most of the homes in Calle De La Plata are mid- to large-sized single family homes which offer between two and four bedrooms and two and three bathrooms. Many of the residences are newer homes built after 2000, with the exception of a handful built between the mid 1970’s and late 1990’s. The median real estate price for homes for sale in Calle De La Plate is just over $530K.

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Pyramid Lake Hwy / Calle De La Plata School Information

Located within the Washoe County School District, Schools near Pyramid Lake Hwy/Calle De La Plata include:

Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School
252 Egyptian Way, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 674
Bud Beasley Elementary School
2100 Canyon Parkway, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 873
Lou Mendive Middle School
1900 Whitewood Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 1,050
Edward C Reed High School
1350 Baring Blvd, Sparks, NV
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 2,093

Pyramid Lake Hwy / Calle De La Plata Commutes to Nearby Cities

The following are examples of commutes to nearby cities.

Reno, Nevada - 12.3 miles (20 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
Verdi, Nevada - 13.4 miles (16 minutes) via I-80 E
Sun Valley, Nevada - 4.6 miles (9 minutes) via Highland Ranch Pkwy
Wadsworth, Nevada - 32.6 miles (35 minutes) via I-80 W

Pyramid Lake Hwy / Calle De La Plata Nearby Amenities

Though the neighborhood is somewhat rural, residents of Pyramid Lake Hwy/Calle De La Plata are not far from Spanish Springs and the number of amenities found in the community. There are a handful of shopping opportunities found in Spanish Springs, which also offers a small selection of restaurants. The area also features a number of neighborhood and community parks which allow for picnics, sports and other recreational events.

In under 20 minutes, homeowners can make their way into Sparks and neighboring Reno which both feature a wide range of restaurants, shopping districts, entertainment venues, and much more. The cities are home to excellent schools, cultural and art centers and a wide range of businesses.

Vista

Located on the eastern side of the city, Vista is a neighborhood which offers prospective home buyers a wide range of real estate opportunities. Set away from the downtown core, residents enjoy extra space to play, however, within minutes, homeowners are able to take advantage of the all great amenities found in Sparks.

Vista, Real Estate Market

Homes for sale in Vista, Sparks are a collection of single family detached homes, condominiums, townhomes and multi-family dwellings. Generally, homes in Vista offer between two and four bedrooms and two and three bathrooms. Set atop comfortably sized lots, homes in Vista are great for couples, empty nesters and families alike.

Prices vary in Vista depending on size, style, location, condition and amenities. Typically, homes for sale can be found averaging between the low and upper $400K’s.

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Vista School Information

Located within the Washoe County School District, Schools near Vista include:

Katherine Dunn Elementary School
1135 O'Callaghan Drive, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 550
Lou Mendive Middle School
1900 Whitewood Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 1,044
Maxwell Elementary School
2300 Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 550
Spanish Springs High School
1065 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 2,362

Vista Commutes to Nearby Cities

The following are examples of commutes to nearby cities.
Sacramento, CA - 135.3 miles (2 hr 13 minutes) via I-80 E
Reno, Nevada - 4.1 miles (8 minutes) via via I-80 E
Sun Valley, Nevada - 5.9 miles (14 minutes) via Sun Valley Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA - 61.9 miles (1 hr 10 minutes) via I-580 N

Vista Nearby Amenities

Vista homeowners enjoy the best of both worlds being located on the outskirts of the city. With great access to both neighboring recreational areas and Sparks and Reno’s downtown districts, one can easily reach whichever you are in the mood for.

Shadow Mountain Park is a spacious park located within the neighborhood and features multi-use sports fields and hiking trails. The park is set next to Edward C. Reed High School and the Alf Sorensen Community Center. Pah Rah Mountain Park is also set in Vista and features a children’s playground and plenty of open greenspace.

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch is a suburban style neighborhood which is located in the northern section of Sparks, Nevada. A family friendly community, residents of Sky Ranch enjoy great access to area amenities as well as safe and quiet streets.

Sky Ranch Real Estate Market

Homes for sale in Sky Ranch, Spark are mainly single family detached homes which offer between two and four bedrooms and two and three bathrooms. Many properties feature attached or detached garages. Homes within Sky Ranch were mostly built post-2000, however there are a few sections which have homes built between the 1970s and 1990s.

Prices vary in Sky Ranch, however, the average cost of real estate falls between the mid to upper $300K’s and mid to upper $400K’s. Prices are dependent on factors such as size of home, style, location and condition.

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Sky Ranch School Information

Located within the Washoe County School District, Schools near Sky Ranch include:

Jesse Hall Elementary School
185 Shelby Drive, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 620
Bud Beasley Elementary School
2100 Canyon Parkway, Sparks, NV
Pre Kindergarten - Grade 6
Student Enrollment: 873
Shaw Middle School
600 Eagle Canyon Dr, Sparks, NV
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 573
Spanish Springs High School
1065 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 2,362

Sky Ranch Commutes to Nearby Cities

The following are examples of commutes to nearby cities:

Reno, Nevada - 12.5 miles (21 minutes) via NV-445 S/Pyramid Way
Carson City - 32 miles (33 minutes) via I-580 S
Truckee CA - 35 miles (37 minutes) via I-80 W
Grass Valley, CA - 33 miles (34 minutes) via I-80 W

Sky Ranch Nearby Amenities

Sky Ranch is located just off of Pyramid Way, to the east. Residents are able to quickly access the major roadways which allows for fast travel to Spanish Springs, Sparks and nearby Reno. Within minutes of the community is a small commercial area which offers a handful of shops, restaurants and services. Further options can be found in Sparks, which is around 15 minutes from Sky Ranch.

Recreation is plentiful in the Sky Ranch area, with many parks and greenspaces being minutes from the area. Desert Winds Park, Easy Canyon Park, De Cobre Park and Gator Swamp Park can all be reached in under 5 minutes and offer visitors the use of sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, and much more.

As you can see there are a number of amazing neighborhoods which collectively make up Sparks, Nevada and the surrounding area. Whether you are in the market for a perfect rural oasis, traditional suburb or urban retreat, Sparks is a warm and welcoming city which boasts excellent schools, a thriving economy, plenty of recreation and some of the friendliest residents in the country!

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