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Sparks Nevada, A Fun Town Close to Reno

14 February 2018 by

If you are stationed in Fallon, Nevada you are probably not too excited about your options near the base beacuse it's pretty remote. Luckily, you can live closer to Reno Nevada and enjoy a little bit of the city life. A recommended area located outside Reno is Sparks, Nevada. It's about an hour drive 

Where to live near Fallon in Sparks, Nevada

Spanish Springs Neighborhood

Spanish Springs is a great neighborhood to live in near Sparks, Nevada

“A very family and pet friendly neighborhood. Many little gated communities off the main road. All are well maintained through HOAs and very clean.”



Family Friendly

Great schools that are close by

Small shopping center close by



Houses are very close to each other

Main road not plowed enough in winter with snow

Not a lot of parking


Spanish Springs Elementary School

“This is a wonderful school! We were new to a year round track system and they made it a smooth adjustment. The school has excellent teachers, and it’s very clean and safe. I have great communication with my daughters teacher. She’s struggling in a subject, and they have provided extra tutoring. I’m really happy with the district so far.”


Fun Things to Do near NAS Fallon

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

“A great place for tons of family fun! Features a huge water park, bowling, racing, putt putt and more. Reasonable prices, very family friendly. Lots of summer fun for everyone.”


Outlets at Legends Mall 

“Fabulous outdoor shopping! Very family friendly, with great shops and restaurants. Plenty of parking.”


Golden Eagle Regional Park and Sports Complex 

“Sports anyone? This place is awesome, free admittance. It’s a huge artificial turf sports facility. It has softball fields, baseball fields, youth baseball/softball, stadium sized football and soccer field, Multi-purpose fields, Volleyball courts, Bocce Ball Courts, Concessions, a Pro Shop and restaurants. Such a cool place!”


Sparks Marina Park 

“This is my favorite place to go in Sparks! It’s close to work and home. A great smaller marina, that has land and water activities. There is a great paved 2 mile path that surrounds it which is perfect for walking, running, or bikes. They also have a great structure for the kids. There is a designated swim and beach area. They have many city planned activities in the summer, including a great fireworks show. There is plenty of parking, and staff during business hours. There are many grassy patches and benches with a few coverings. I’ve had many picnics there. There is also a great shopping center nearby."

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About the Author

Cameron A.

Cameron A.

Cameron is the founder of MilitaryTownAdvisor.com. She realized after a tough PCS there needed to be a place where military families can leave insider information for other military families. That's when she created the site: a place for military families to leave reviews about neighborhoods, areas of town, recommend real estate agents, things to do, local businesses and more. Follow her on Facebook or Tweet her @MilTownAdvisor

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