Living in Davis

Photo by E. Georgian

Davis is a modern college town with a population of approximately 65,000. It has a low crime rate, a compact, walkable downtown, and an excellent public school system, making it a desirable place to live in northern California. Aside from the plentiful and varied events at the university, Davis has a bustling art scene highlighted by Second Fridays Art About, several art galleries and cinemas, and some of the cafes display art from local artists. Northern California is known for its craft brewery scene, and Davis hasn't missed out on this great trend. Within the town there is Three Mile Brewing Co., Sudwerk Brewing Co., and Dunloe Brewing. Biking enthusiasts will enjoy that 98% of the main streets have bicycle provisions and pedestrian (and bike)-only UCD campus. In fact, Davis is known as the Bicycle Capital of America and is home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. The Davis Farmers' Market draws locals and visitors alike every Wednesday and Saturday year-round. 

Links to Resources:

UC Davis Location: Information about the location of the UC Davis campuses as well as transportation information for reaching the campuses.

Davis Downtown: The city's website highlighting businesses and life in downtown Davis.

Davis Farmers' Market: The farmers' market website sharing information about special events and in-season produce.

Davis Dirt: A locally run, free newspaper that highlights the happenings in Davis.

City of Davis: The official City of Davis website.

Wikipedia entry on Davis: An overview of Davis.

DavisWiki: A community Wiki about Davis.