At 4,500 feet altitude, the Reno-Sparks area offers four distinct seasons with few extremes. Average temperatures range from winter lows in the 20's to summer highs in the 90's. Low humidity characterizes the area, making the cool days seem not so cold and the warm days not so hot. Rain is scarce, and snow is certain. Here the sun shines more than 300 days a year.
There is a renaissance in Downtown Reno! The swelling tide of enthusiasm, energy and investment has created an environment for adaptive reuse of property, new businesses, historical preservation and improved residential areas and arts and cultural activities. Downtown Reno as a whole and its unique
connected districts have been featured in AAA, Via, New York Magazine and Sunset Magazine
Since the 1990's, Sparks has grown tremendously, offering residents and visitors a wide variety of services and activities. Sparks was reported as the fastest growing city in Nevada between 1999-2008 and continues to grow. Quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area.
Sparks is known as the premiere special events venue for all of Northern Nevada with attractions on the Victorian Square bringing thousands of visitors to annual events such as Hometown Farmer's Market, Hot August Nights, Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off and Hometown Christmas. Victorian Square is now also home to the new Nugget Events Center which is a 8,517 seat venue for concerts.