A recent blog post by Paul Shigley of the California Planning & Development Report lists Davis as #1 among true college towns in California. "Davis is the prototypical college town. Downtown Davis, located an easy bike ride from campus, is a lively place..." says the report.
"The open and inviting campus offers plenty for non-students, including recreation, and cultural and sporting events. Plus, practically everyone gets around via bicycle or foot."
Other towns mentioned in the report include Chico, San Luis Obispo, and Berkeley.
I have to agree with Mr. Shigley that Davis is a special place to live, a small town feel with many big city amenities.
For more details on what makes Davis unique, check out The Top 10 Reasons to Live in Davis.
People that buy homes in Davis, do so for a variety of reasons. The most frequent buyers include:
- People relocating to Davis to work at the University or in area Bio, Ag, or Hi Tech businesses.
- Parents of students buying homes/condos as housing for their child and/or investment.
- Investors buying rental homes for students, grad students, or University staff.
- People from throughout the region that are attracted to Davis for it's small town feel, environmental awareness, and exciting opportunites for culture and education.
For more details on the housing market, you'll find Davis Real Estate to be a great information source.