Davis has all the charm and benefits of a small town and the sophistication of a culturally diverse, well-educated and active urban community.
Unlike many other cities, Davis has resisted pressure to build expansive shopping centers and chain stores, choosing rather to adopt policies that ensure smart business growth and expansion. This decision has contributed to the great economic vitality of the region, while preserving our small-town feel.
Our town has so much to offer, including parks, bike-paths, a world-class university, a growing cluster of innovative companies, farm-fresh food, diverse community activities and festivals, a vibrant downtown with unique shops, and one of the greatest public school systems in the state. Davis has evolved into a community that is internationally known for its commitment to environmental awareness and the employment of progressive and socially innovative programs, growing from what was once a small farming village into a remarkable city proud of its past and looking forward to a bright future.