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Davis, CA

Davis, CA

Davis, CA

Planning on Moving to Davis, California?
It’s a great place to live!  It’s a college-focused town located just 11 miles west of Sacramento. And if your desired means of transportation is bicycling, you’re in luck; Davis is known for bicycles.  In fact, there may be more bicycles in the city than there are people!  It’s a highly educated city too; over 34 percent of residents have college degrees.  Thanks to UC Davis, this city of around 66,000 has a student population of close to 33,000. 

What You Can Expect if You Are Moving to Davis, CA

Shopping in Davis. Davis has the right mix of local and chain stores and restaurants for your convenience.  There are a dozen small shopping centers and malls with everything from apparel to home decor, including products from local artisans.  In Davis, CA, you can also find Rite Aid, Target, Radio Shack and Office Max.  In addition to grocery stores, there is a semi-weekly Farmers Market.

Eating out in Davis. With scores of ethnic and traditional eateries, many of which also cater to vegetarian and vegan diets, eating out here is a delight.  In addition to restaurants that serve locally grown foods, you can also experience Indian/Nepalese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, British, Irish, Czech, German, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine.  Try restaurants like Bistro 33, Little Prague Restaurant, and Delta of Venus, or cook in using natural, organic foods from Davis Food Co-op.  

Getting Around in Davis. The city is served by Interstate 80 for quick access to Sacramento to the east and Berkeley/Oakland/San Francisco a little over an hour to the southwest. There is an extensive network of bike lanes and path for environment-friendly travel.  Other alternate travel options include bus service (including London-style double-decker buses!), and an Amtrak shuttle.  Sacramento International Airport is a short 30-minute drive.

The weather in Davis. The climate is marked by dry, hot summers and cool, rainy winters.  In late fall and winter, the thick Tule Fog frequently settles in Davis.

Arts, Entertainment and Outdoors in and around Davis.  The city has a thriving arts and culture scene.  You can see art at various community and campus galleries, listen to live music at different venues around town, and watch world-class musical performers from around the world. Make sure to visit a theatrical production at the UC Davis Main Theater, and visit the Delta of Venus and Veterans Memorial Theater. 

If the outdoors are more your style, visit the Arboretum Terrace, ride out on the Greenbelt, which connects various parks and bike paths.  You’ll also find a number of beautiful state parks just a short drive to the northwest at Lake Barryessa. The famous Napa Valley is also nearby.

So Many Cool Things to Do and See in Davis, CA
City Website
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Information about UC Davis

The service center for Davis, CA is located in Sacramento, CA.

Information about Davis, CA

Est. Population: 62947
County: Yolo
Latitude: 38.5500
Longitude: -121.7333
Zip Codes: 95616