Sparks—a suburb of Baltimore, is an incorporated area that is loosely bounded by Carroll Road in the east and York Road in the north. Though home to only around 5,000 people, its home to the world headquarters of a couple of large corporations. This, combined with the community's close proximity to the city, make it a popular pace to live, work and raise a family.
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As an unincorporated area, Sparks has no real boundaries, and around 3,000 people will say they are from the Sparks area. That said, the 2010 census did attempt to count the people in the town, and came up with a number of 5,094. Sometimes the community of sparks and the nearby community of Glencoe are combined into one metro area. Get more demographic information about Sparks.
Homes in Sparks are popular due to the short commute into Baltimore. Large single-family homes are common here with prices between $200,000 and $350,000. However; smaller homes, apartments and condos can also be found in the community. Among the various subdivisions in Sparks, the Mission Ridge community is one of the most popular, and it features a number of large estate properties. Several upper level estate properties for sale in Sparks have pushed the average sale price to $329,000, but more affordable options exist in the community. Browse the newest real estate listings in Sparks, MD.
Students in Sparks attend school in the Baltimore County Public Schools. The schools serving the Sparks community have high ratings. Specifically, Sparks Elementary School, which is the only public school located within the town, has achieved a high rating from local parents who appreciate the quality education provided by dedicated teachers.
Sparks is home to the world headquarters of McCormick & Company, which provides jobs for many locals. It also has the headquarters of FILA USA, a sportswear manufacturer. KELLY, an employee benefits and payroll services provider, is also located in Sparks. In addition to these local companies, the close proximity to Baltimore means all of the employers of the large city are available to those who call Sparks home. The commute into Baltimore is typically less than 20 minutes, so those employers are well within reach. The economic opportunities are truly excellent for residents of Sparks.
Sparks is located near Gunpowder Falls State Park, one of the largest state parks in the state, and the Gunpowder River runs through the community. This means water-based, outdoor recreation is a common pastime in Sparks. The park has over 120 miles of trails and is packed with historic landmarks. It's also a great place to go fishing. Residents also enjoy traveling around the community to look at its historic buildings, like the Milton Inn or the Sparks State Bank Building.
The community of Sparks is well worth considering in your search for a home in the Baltimore metro area. For help navigating the real estate market of this welcoming community, contact the team at BHHS Homesale Realty.
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