divided by two freeways ( Interstate 80 & Hwy 113) and has five districts
made up of smaller
neighborhoods. The population hovers around 65,000 people and has two Zip Codes, 95618 includes all of
South Davis and portions of East Davis. The rest of Davis is under the 95616 Zip Code. Davis is known
for our schools and our love for bicycles. The school rankings are among the highest in the state. Visit
greatschools.org and see where Davis schools rate comparable to other communities. Bicycling is the most
popular mode of transportation. In 2010 Davis became the home of the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame.
The City of Davis calls
itself " The Bicycle Capital of the World" crisscrossed with bike
trails, miles of greenbelts
and a pleasant Downtown with sidewalk cafes, bakeries, bookstores, theatres & art galleries gives the ambiance
of our outdoor life and high energy of it's residents.
Davis is in Yolo county
about 10 minutes east to Sacramento and San Francisco heading west is about an
from Davis. Davis is home to the University of California Davis ( UCD) and is a known for their agriculture division,
top law school, medical and veterinary schools. UC Davis is also home to the Mondavi Center known for famous
speakers, first class arts and cultural events.
A brief summary of each neighborhood in Davis beginning with the adjacent area by UCD.
Central Davis boundary
lines are Covell Blvd to the north and Russell/5th St to the south.
Hwy 113 east and west through L Street and Downtown. Central Davis is the only area with
no greenbelts but like the rest of Davis has sufficient bicycle lanes. Downtown has a wide range
of restaurants,coffee shops, mom & pop eateries,boutiques and art galleries. You can spend hours
shopping and there is something for everyone downtown including the famous Farmers Market
in Central Park. The market is held every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. The Davis
farmers market won 1st place in 2009 and 2nd place in 2010 as America's Favorite Farmers
Market voted on by the American Farmland trust. Most of the homes close to downtown are
cottages, built in the 1920's and 1930's. Homes outside the core area but still within walking
distance to campus were built in the 50's and 60's.
Covell Blvd. is the
boundary line for North Davis. About 12 years ago the Wildhorse subdivision
with a public golf course was developed. This community is sprinkled with tract and custom homes
surrounding the golf course. Davis has a moratorium on growth and Wildhorse was the last large
subdivision allowed. North Davis have the most affordable properties ( condos) in Davis,
the Mckeon condos, priced in the $150,000 range. heading west but still in north are the
Northstar subdivision ( 80s & 90's) where every home was custom built. In between Wildhorse
and Northstar we have Covell Park with spanish named streets and a hop and a skip to
Community Park home of the fabulous 4th of July fireworks show and easy biking to
East Davis entails areas
south of Covell, east of L Street to Interstate 80 and north
of 5th Street. We can start with Mace Ranch, where I reside. Mace Ranch was
developed in the early to mid 90's through the latter part of the decade. The tax basis
is higher than other locations in Davis but if your looking for newer homes, Mace Ranch
offers the least expensive, comparably speaking. Bordering Mace Ranch are the
Stanley Davis homes, these properties were built in the 70's and most are on raised
foundations and many have hardwood floors. The well used Nugget Market is off of
Pole Line Rd and like many Davis residents, this is a required stop to shop. The
neighborhood from Pole Line to L Street was developed in the 1960's. Verona of Davis
is an 83 home small subdivision that is presently being developed in Mace Ranch.
Highway 113 separates
West Davis from Central Davis. Two of the most popular areas to live
are in West Davis, they are Village Homes and Stonegate. Village Homes are enviromentally friendly
and solar powered. You won't find sidewalks boarding the streets instead you'll find narrow streets which
cuts down on the pavement heat. The houses face inward to a sidewalk/biking trail. This type of style is
conducive to knowing your neighbors. Stonegate has a Country Club with a man made lake.
The club features tennis courts, fitness room and outside swimming pools. Sailboats and canoes
are available for use. All homes west of Lake Blvd. are part of Stonegate and have the privilege of using
the facilities. Situated between Stonegate and Village Homes are the West Manor neighborhood,
Stanley Davis was the builder of these homes back in the 1970's. The difference from the East Davis
Stanley Davis properties are these homes are on slab foundations. The Aspen and Evergreen
subdivisions cover the northern part of West Davis.
South Davis is separated
by Interstate 80 and is home of the El Macero Country club with it's
private golf course surrounding by ranch style homes with magnificent lots. West of El Macero
are the Oakshade and Willowbank neighborhoods. A majority of the properties were custom
and nice spacious lots. Heading east are older homes built in the 1970's. There are three
overpasses that will accommodate all forms of transportation from South Davis to other
parts of Davis. Many families that work in Sacramento prefer the easy commute and convenience
of living in South Davis. Richards Blvd will take you from South Davis to the university and downtown.
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