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pdxheel

Davis, CA

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Does anyone have pictures of Davis, CA (both the town and university). I'm considering a move there.

Also, I would love to hear your thoughts on the area. Thanks!

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It's actually kind of a cow town. They have the UC and not much else...I hear there's some pretty decent restaurants moving in, though.

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I have tons of pics. Check them out at http://www.usgeology.com/davis.html

Davis is a great town if you have a family, are liberal, and are interested in living in a town with an extremely high sense of civic pride where almost every citizen is involved with community governance...

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I'm considering a move to Davis so I would love to see additional pictures of the town if you have them. Thanks!

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Is there a commuter train (or planned commuter train) between Davis and San Fran?

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I'd heard something about projects like that, since a lot of people are commuting to the Bay Area all the way from places like Davis, Lodi, Tracy, and even Sac itself! But as far as I know, they were just ideas, nothing more. It could also be that they just decide to expand ACE train or similar service using existing tracks.

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Is there a commuter train (or planned commuter train) between Davis and San Fran?

Amtrak runs near-hourly service during business hours between the Sacramento area, East Bay area and San Jose. The service is used by commuters. There are several departures per day that could fit a commuter schedule, for example:

Depart Davis Arrive SF (via BART connection)

4:45 6:52

5:45 7:52

6:35 8:37

7:15 9:22

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This thread was posted over a year ago but no one has posted pics yet. I thought I would bump it because I recently visited Davis to go apartment hunting. Alas, with my wife-to-be accepted to a PHD at UC Davis, I am moving from the urbanism of Brooklyn to the cow town of Davis. Thankfully, it is one of the best cow towns in the country, easy to get around without a car, and near our families.

Downtown Davis

Downtown is pretty small (about five blocks square), with mostly one-story buildings hosting a variety of stores. There are a few new mixed-use buildings, such as these. I could probably count the number of buildings higher than 2 stories in Davis on one hand.

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As is well known, the bicycle is a strong symbol of Davis identity. It even graces the city seal.

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Residential Davis

Just outside downtown are some very nice residential areas.

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With so many tall, mature trees and such modest architecture, Davis can give the impression of being less of a town than a forest with some houses scattered about. (Especially when you just got off the plane from Brooklyn)

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UC Davis

I only got one picture of the campus. Like the rest of the community, it is leafy and calm.

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Thanks for the pictures!! Looks like a great college town. Post more if you have them.

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I was never all that impressed with Davis in all the times I've been through there, but that's just me. I never really sampled its culture, but it never struck me as a place where there was that much going on.

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