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Old 07-25-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Just kidding about the battle part, I'm just looking for pros/cons Reno vs. Sparks. Seems likely that there isn't all that much difference?

Are the city utilities the same (water, sewer and trash)? If not, price difference?

Any reason to live in one vs. the other?

Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Personally. there is no difference.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Does seem mostly like a name on a map, just wouldn't like to assume. Pasadena California is right next to Alhambra... totally different places...
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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There are plenty of differences. Reno is larger for one and has a larger, more active downtown and nightlife. More tourists visit Reno. Sparks in my opinion, doesn't have a downtown really, just a central entertainment district with a few bars and the Nugget. Reno has more crime and gangs and ghettos. There's a few bad neighborhoods in old Sparks. Once you get outside the McCarran ring, Sparks becomes more "yuppie" suburbs with chains and fancier restaurants and amenities. Sparks has Legends and Sparks Marina which are nice. I find Sparks more laid back, like a bedroom community. It's pretty dead in fact if you want nightlife except Farmers' Market, but ever since they split that in half and put a "beer garden" fencing around the bars, it's not hardly as fun anymore. I hear you're more likely to get a DUI in Sparks so I actually avoid partying there.

Since most people in Sparks probably work in Reno, the people are the same. It's not like say Newark and Manhattan or West Hollywood and Hollywood which have distinctly different cultures of people. I would say more white people like in Sparks as a percent than Reno though. I'm curious to know what Sparks people call themselves. Reno folks are Renoites. Are Sparks folks Sparkians? Sparkistani? Sparkanucks? Sparkaholics? Sparkinician? Sparklies? I think they changed their logo to the "Festiva City" and adopted the Ford Festiva as their official city mascot.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Sparks, NV
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[ I'm curious to know what Sparks people call themselves. Reno folks are Renoites. Are Sparks folks Sparkians? Sparkistani? Sparkanucks? Sparkaholics? Sparkinician? Sparklies? I think they changed their logo to the "Festiva City" and adopted the Ford Festiva as their official city mascot.[/quote]

I like Sparky! Ha....as always...spot on : )
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Sparkians and Sparkaholics are my fave.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Having lived in a few much larger metro areas before I moved here, Sparks feels like the only "inner-ring" type suburb Reno really has. It's got a few nice parks (hey... pun) but I'll concur that there isn't much to do for a non-resident besides some shopping areas scattered around the town. That said, many parts of Reno aren't that lively either.
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