On the outskirts of Sacramento, California, the state capital, lies the city of Davis, just off Interstate 80. This is a college town with the University of California at Davis, well known for the UC Davis Medical Center and a Veterinary School among its specialties. It is a beautiful, peaceful and well maintained city surrounded by many communities and amenities. There is easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Wine Country and to the Sierra Nevada communities including Lake Tahoe with outstanding winter sports. Davis city fathers take pride in maintaining a community that is geared toward family life style as well as college students and academics. Estimated population is approximately 67,000 and the median home cost is about $532,000. The Davis Graduate Sports Bar and nightclub across from the UC Davis Campus is popular with the college crowd and Froggy's Bar and Grill boasts the best burger in town.
With a lower crime rate and higher livability scores, Willowcreek is family oriented with excellent schools and homes ranging higher than Davis at about $370,000. Close to Interstate 80 with access to the Bay Area, Sacramento and Northern California it is close to shopping malls and specialty shops, attractions such as the Explorit Science Center, Wildhorse Golf Club, Bohart Museum of Entomology, and the Rominger Winery. A peaceful and safe family community with a smaller population of under 700 people enjoys parks and great California weather to take a day drive to Lake Berryessa and do some waterskiiing.
Another small community is Lake Alhambre with an intimate setting of homes and ranked as one of the best neighborhoods in and around Davis, California. Like most of the areas it has a diverse and interesting character and is just off of East Covell Blvd on the way to Wildhorse Golf Club. Easily close to Davis with less than 20 minute commute and diverse dining choices and Pubs and Bars, it also has great schools and amenities. Being close to the University gives one access to the Davis Arboretum and other museums and attractions on campus. Median household income exceeds $107,000 and home prices around $630,000.
Just down the road from Lake Alhambre you will find Slide Hill Park. It has a population a little over 1,000 people, homes in the $540,000 range. It’s an easy 20 minute drive to Davis from East Covell Blvd or Pole Line Road to 5th Street. Again, being close to the university has its advantages for interesting attractions and events. Wildhorse Golf Club is just across East Covell Blvd one of the main arteries in the Davis area. The Davis city area and neighborhoods pride themselves on being Eco-friendly, health conscious and active. Actual Slide Hill Park, also known as Manor Park is noted for its giant concrete slide and swimming pool with plenty of parking and a great place for a BBQ or birthday party. The Davis area offers a mix of ethnic dining spots and a good selection of Vegetarian and Vegan choices.