Please explore our list of neighborhood descriptions below to get a sense of our community and the qualities that make each Davis neighborhood unique.
A lake in Davis? Yes! A man-made lake complete with adjacent clubhouse, beach area, swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, exercise rooms and playing field characterizes this area.
- West Manor
Homes offering six different floor plans in a neighborhood of cul-de-sacs. This is a popular community for the first- or second-time buyers. Bike lanes to the UCD campus keep this area of single family homes and split-lots ever popular.
- Village Homes
A unique area that gives Davis its notoriety for solar homes! All owners have mandatory homeowners’ association dues for the maintenance of the common areas. There is a community garden, orchard, recreation building, swimming pool and restaurant. Homeowners enjoy a taste of community living and privacy.
A well-designed community in the west area of Davis. Greenbelts, recreation areas and an urban wildlife pond are few of the attractions. An elementary school, pool and park border the homes. The first co-housing and Senior Citizen communities are included in this subdivision.
- Quail Ridge
A smaller development of single-family homes and split-lots. Many will back onto a planned regional park.
- Garden Estates
A quiet area of new and established homes. Emerson Junior High School borders the subdivision to the West. A neighborhood park is surrounded by many of the homes.
A country-like subdivision of homes on half-acre lots. While not within the City of Davis, this neighborhood is within the Davis School District. A frontage road along the edge of the freeway allows for bicycle traffic to and from town.
- North Davis Meadows
This development of large, custom homes on ¾ acre lots is surrounded by the Davis Municipal Golf Course. This peaceful setting is also located outside the city limits, but within the Davis School District.
- Senda Nueva
This development has “something for everyone.” Duplex, split-lot, small and large single family homes, condominiums and apartment living co-exist. The only cooperative housing complex in Davis is located here.
The northernmost group of homes in Davis. This subdivision is well-designed with parks, greenbelts, soccer fields, and wildlife pond. (An interesting walkway extends out into the pond for viewing the many species of birds that visit the pond.) While a few split-lots are scattered throughout, large single family homes are the standard.
- Covell Park
The introduction of the “Greenbelt” concept began with Covell Park. The park ribbon winds through the subdivision with bike paths and lights for day and evening use. A small mini park set in the center leads to the pedestrian overpass and our large community park. (See Community Park description)
- Central West Davis
An older area of tree-lined streets north of the university. Many buyers are attracted to this area because of its proximity to both the campus and the business district, and for the mature landscaping. Often, homes are remodeled and expanded.
- Core Area
Adjacent to the business district, Davis’ core consists of mostly smaller, older homes, many lacking garages. The quaint 1920-1930 architecture is an attraction. Some homes have alleys.
- Central East Davis
Adjacent to the core area, these older homes often have larger lots. Many homes, quite often, are purchased and remodeled. Amtrak and the bus station are located in this area.
- Rancho Yolo
A mobile home park with well-maintained landscaping. Sites are developed, circling around the clubhouse and pool.
- Green Meadows
Mostly common-wall townhouse style homes with smaller, low maintenance yards. There is no owner’s association and, therefore, exterior maintenance is the responsibility of the individual owners. The Davis Athletic Club is located here and features a pool, weight room, racquetball courts and aerobic exercise classes. Club membership is separate from home ownership.
- McKeon Condominiums
These condominiums are arranged in clusters of four. All exterior maintenance is provided through homeowners’ dues. There is a common washer/dryer room for each cluster and one covered parking and storage for each unit. They are approximately 800 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Some are single level and others are townhouse style. There is a common area swimming pool.
- Covell Farms
A small development of homes. All are two stories with 2 car garages.
- East Davis Manor
An older production home area with sizes from 950 square feet to 1650 square feet, originally. Many homes have been enlarged over the years and remodeled. Popular “Slide Hill Park” with a big cement slide, tennis courts, playgrounds and swimming pool complex complements this area. Many families choose to remodel rather than leave the park area.
- Mace Ranch
Many builders have constructed and are constructing homes of various sizes and amenities. A wide greenbelt runs between the west edge of Mace Ranch and East Davis Manor. A large park, and new elementary school and shopping center enhance the area. The Davis Science Center is located in the area.
- Lake Alhambra Estates
Lake Alhambra Estates, an upscale, walled community located at the north portion of the newly developed Mace Ranch, is the most prestigious address in Davis. Large lots encircle an eight-acre lake. This area is comprised of custom single family dwellings with access to greenbelts.
- Macero Del Norte
Established area of individual homes on larger lots.
- El Macero Estates
A newer development of custom homes on larger lots. Homes are under construction and lots available.
- El Macero Country Club Estates
An 18-hole golf course is the focal point of this community. Club membership is not a requirement of home ownership, nor is it exclusive to homeowners in the Estates. There are 450 lots in the subdivision, with very few lots still vacant. Many of the homes are adjacent to the golf course.
- El Macero Vista
Single family homes from originally 1650 square feet to 2100 square feet. Many have been remodeled and expanded to larger sizes. Mature landscaping and wide streets make this area popular.
A 23-acre Ricci farm site consists of 66 lots. Eight acres of park and greenbelts have been designed to blend in with the Putah Creek Open Space. Preservation of existing large trees has been a consideration. The neighborhood will remain a quiet location due to only two access streets: La Paz and San Marino.
- Rancho El Macero
A beautiful subdivision with mature landscaping and larger lots. There are few sales of homes due to the desirability of this area.
One of the newer developments in South Davis. Cul-de-sacs on each side of the beautifully designed greenbelt enhance the neighborhood. The south edge of the area borders on the Putah Creek Open Space.
- El Macero Park
A smaller group of homes with a neighborhood park.
A unique subdivision of custom homes. Beautifully designed street alignment and boarding the Putah Creek Open Space make this an especially desirable place to live.
A variety of floor plans in this area was constructed by two builders. The different elevations and floor plans make for a pleasant neighborhood. A small park centrally located is a daily meeting place for families.
A subdivision of smaller homes with variety of floor plans. A large greenbelt and park are located at the eastern border. The south borders the Putah Creek Open Space.
A country-like feeling sets the tone for this very mature subdivision that lies outside the city limits. Half-acre lots are filled with tall trees. Homes are often completely renovated and expanded.
- Barthel’s Mobile Home Park
An older mobile park boarding on the Putah Creek Open Space. A swimming pool is located in the park.
- North Davis Farms
Located at the northern western edge of Davis. Very large custom homes on large lots.
A newer development, this area is highlighted by an 18-hole golf course, soccer fields, greenbelts and parks. Large custom homes border the golf course while a blend of single family homes affords families with easy access to amenities.