SPARKS, NV - Dan Limas and his six-year-old grandson Ashton spent the day biking through Sparks, the place they've lived their whole lives.
"Oh it's a great town, that's why i'm still here," says Limas.
Dan isn't the only fan of Sparks. The results are in from the city's annual Public Attitude Survey. 84% of the people rated the overall quality of life as good or excellent.
"It's just a comfortable environment. Sparks is nice, a nice place to live. Lot of things to do, a lot of places around here like fishing. You can ride a bike around the whole area and it's comfortable," says Sparks High graduate Todd Craig.
It wasn't all positive though. The great majority of those surveyed, listed unemployment, forclosures and the housing market as medium to large problems.
"That's clearly a reflection of the economic times that we're in. A lot of residents do enjoy living in the city of Sparks. They recognize the challenges that we're having and they're patient," says City of Sparks Spokesperson Adam Mayberry.
The city also hopes to cut down on the grafitti and make the parks greener. Although they haven't finished their planning phase for 2012, residents like Limas have some ideas for improvement.
"They need more for the kids in downtown Sparks, you know," says Limas.