College Park Real Estate
This is Davis’ premier, prestigious neighborhood. It sits, stately, across the street from UC Davis and is home to the university chancellor’s residence. The other homes are just as impressive, yet unpretentious, surrounded by lush gardens and towering tress.
College Park was created some 70-plus years ago to recruit staff and faculty to the school. Lots that were sold for as little as $500 are now priceless to homeowners who’ve spent decades in this desirable enclave. The neighborhood is essentially a loop, with College Park Drive circling the area and houses lining each side. Homes range in style from Tudor and Mediterranean to colonial and California bungalows, all exuding elegance.
Located in Central Davis (and surprisingly quiet for its proximity to downtown), College Park is close to the endless amenities of an upscale college town – numerous restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and shopping centers. Davis is just 15 miles from Sacramento and is known to be one of the nation’s best cities for bicycling – boasting (at one time) more bikes than cars. It’s been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists and is home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame.
Known as a college town above all else, Davis is also an ideal community for families, professionals, and retirees. Popular features include the UC Davis Arboretum and the Mondavi Center, which hosts many word-class performers. The year-round farmers market is also wildly popular. Held Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, the market was named among America’s Favorite Farmers Markets by the American Farmland Trust. It also ranked among USA Today’s 10 Best Places to Visit a Farmers Market. A seasonal market is held at Sutter Davis Hospital.