A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$537,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    419
    525
  • Theft
    1,987
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,463
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Davis Reviews

208 reviews
All Categories
I've lived in Davis for 13 years, completed K--12 grade school. The schools are great, education is highly valued, and youth activities (sports, music, extracurriculars, etc.). The mostly liberal community has high ethnic, gender, and religious acceptance, low crime rates, and a generally safe environment. There's lots of restaurants all over town with all kinds of good dining options and an emphasis on farm-market food. Biking is a great way to get around with bike paths all across the town; public buses are also available. Property tends to be expensive, but worth it for the community and schools.
Review Davis
It gives you a small-town feel, but it is great that it still feels like a college town. There are great restaurants, especially with the popular downtown in the middle of Davis. Farmer's Market is great on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are many local small businesses that are unique. I have lived in Davis my whole life, and I love it!
Davis is a great town for families. The great schools, safety, and lack of night life is perfect for new families looking for a place to settle in. Although it is a college town, the college kids tend to stay on campus and be rowdy away from the homes of Davis residents. On another note, the community of Davis is very inviting and weekly events such as the farmers market bring the community together. I gave Davis 4 stars because although it is pretty great, the cost of living within the city is pretty costly for the most part due to the high demand to live here and the extra school taxes required of Davis residents. So to all those couples looking to start a family, start saving up so you can live in the wonderful town of Davis, California.