Davis is a college town known for its agricultural history, its livability, innovation, and sophistication. Located in Yolo County along Interstate 80 and Highway 113, Davis is thirty minutes from downtown Sacramento, ninety minutes from San Francisco, and two hours from Lake Tahoe.
Characterized by tree-lined streets and great schools, Davis is a family friendly community and home to one of the state’s finest universities. In addition to creating a plethora of professional opportunities, University of California-Davis encourages locals to take advantage of its expansive arboretum and the Mondavi Center, which welcomes world class performers and musicians throughout the year.
Davis is considered one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities, offering more than 100 miles of bike paths and lanes. Davis is also is well known for its commitment to environmental awareness, as demonstrated by solar-powered traffic signals and abundance of electric vehicles.
There are 34 community and neighborhood parks as well as an extensive system of greenbelts throughout the city. There are also four public pool complexes. The year-round Saturday farmers market at Davis’s Central Park was named among the top ten in the nation by USA Today. The park also boasts a popular Wednesday night concert series from March through April.
Downtown Davis bustles with excitement throughout the year with restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars, and bike shops. The popular Unitrans bus system and Zipcar car sharing service makes getting around town simpler for residents and students.