Davis CA Real Estate and Homes for Sale by Joe Kaplan

Local Resources

Welcome to the ultimate directory of local resources to assist you in gathering valuable information about Davis and the surrounding area, from bikes to burrowing owls and more. 


Davis Area Accomodations
  Davis Hotels and Motels - Best Western Palm Court, Comfort Suites, Hallmark Inn, and more
UC Davis
  UC Davis home page - Your starting point for everything Aggie - from ag to vet med.
  California Raptor Center - hawks, owls & eagles - good for kids of all ages
  Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts - World-class performing arts center at UC Davis
  UC Davis Arboretum - The Arboretum specializes in plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Established in 1936, the Arboretum occupies about 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California's Central Valley.
  UC Davis library system - Peter J. Shields library and others
  Whole Earth Festival - Don't miss this one-of-a-kind fest every Mothers Day weekend
Preschools and K-12 Schools
  Davis Joint Unified School District - To access the ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY MAP for elementaries and middle schools: 1) click on the above link 2) click the top link of the long menu of choices, which is "Davis Joint Unified School District" 3) click on "Community" at the top of page 4) click on "School Boundaries" Congratulations!
  Woodland Joint Unified School District -
  Dixon Unified School District -
  Davis Parent Nursery School (DPNS) - Fabulous cooperative pre-school with two locations in town
  Free School Profiles - free school profiles
  State dept. of education - school reports, statistics, demographics....
Neighborhood Links
  Davis Manor Neighborhood Council -
  Fun Runs, Bike Races & More -
  Grande Neighborhood Association -
  Muir Commons -
  Old North Davis Neighborhood Association -
  Stonegate Neighborhood Association -
  Village Homes - A unique Davis Neighborhood
New Housing Developments Proposed
  West Village at UC Davis - So long farmland, hello progress?
Lenders, Accountants, and Insurance
  Mortgage Resource Team - Cara Mengali of CJ Lending Group has recently merged with Greg and Vickie Fulkerson at Mortgage Resource Team. Together, they're a Davis area lending team that is hard to beat.
  Dave Heard, Mason-McDuffie - Dave is a longtime Davis lender I highly recommend. His branch is in Sacramento, but he will conveniently meet you in Davis for your appointment.
  Wink Accountancy - Chris Wink, CPA
  Carbahal & Company (CPA) - Recognizing that clients deserve timely service and value for their investment, Carbahal & Company has become one of the most dynamic and creative accounting firms in the region.
  Allstate Insurance - Mark Thompson (530) 753-1772
Places to Explore in and around Davis
  Downtown Davis - Stroll through the quaint Davis core area
  Davis Farmers Market - Featured in national magazines and frequently voted "best thing to do in Davis," your Davis Farmers Market is open year round, rain or shine.
  Bogle Vinyards - Yolo County winery located near the tiny hamlet of Clarksburg, just west of the Sacramento River featuring Old Vine Zin, Phantom Red...
  Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park - Spectacular setting in the canyon - you won't believe that you're still in (mostly flat) Yolo County.
  Explorit Science Center - great place for kids
  Lake Solano County Park - kayak, picnic, relax... just a few miles west of Winters
  Rominger West Winery - Rominger's grapes are grown in western Yolo County and their winery is conveniently located in Davis.
  The Artery - An Artists' Cooperative in Davis. Best place for unique gifts in town.
  Yolo Wildlife Area (Yolo Basin) - Beautiful wetlands adjacent to Davis with abundant waterfowl and shorebirds including avocets, stilts and ibises - a birder's paradise.
Great Eating Spots Personally Sampled by Joe
  Bistro 33 - Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Ginger Cream Sauce and Roasted Crimini Mushrooms 12.95 Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon with Toasted Hazelnut Butter and Fruit Puree* 18.95 Hungry yet?
  Davis Food Co-op - Are you new to Davis, or perhaps just new to shopping at the Co-op? We want to help make you comfortable here, whether you're used to a full-line grocery store, or a store that stocks natural, organic, bulk, ethnic and gourmet foods.
  Delta of Venus - Funky little laid-back coffee shop/restaurant downtown.
  Dos Coyotes Border Cafe - cheap, reliable, fast. very good salmon burritos
  Kathmandu Kitchen - Best Indian and Nepali food this side of K2
  Ket Mo Ree - Yet another excellent Davis Thai restaurant
  Kontidorei - Austrian Bakery with incredible desserts just east of downtown
  Mishka's - Coffee house featuring organic and fair trade beans, located across the street from my Coldwell Banker office
  Monticello Bistro - Season cuisine, formerly located in Winters and hoping to arrive in Davis soon.
  Mustard Seed - Cozy little restaurant offering some of the finest recipes in Davis. Not for the price conscious.
  Osaka Sushi - Located next to the Davis Food Co-op. Often voted best sushi in Davis.
  Osteria Fasulo - Upscale Italian restaurant located in the Village Homes neighborhood
  Pasta? -
  Seasons Restaurant - New American Cuisine - downtown
  Sophia's Thai Kitchen - Best Thai food this side of the Pacific. Menu offers some of the finest Thai cuisine in the region, while the full service bar features a wide range of wines, beers and spirits, and an adventurous cocktail menu unlike any you'll find elsewhere. You'll also be able to catch some of the best live entertainment in town on the outdoor patio.
  Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery - I'll have what your having... a liter it is.
  Symposium Restaurant - Authentic Greek cuisine. Wonderful pizza.
  Taqueria Guadalajara - Delicious and very inexpensive Mexican cuisine with two locations in Davis.
  Thai Nakorn - Authentic Thai
Davis Wiki
  Davis Wiki - Interconnected Davis community website exploring Davis culture, news, opinion and more.
Davis Gets Fit!
  Davis Aqua Darts -
  Davis Athletic Club - swimming, indoor soccer, racquetball, circuit training and more
  Davis AYSO Soccer - Soccer is hugely popular in Davis. Being a line judge for my daughter's AYSO games keeps me on my toes
  Davis Diamonds Gymnastics -
  Davis Swim and Fitness - South Davis gym
  El Macero Country Club - Mature course nestled amid the luxurious homes of El Macero
  Fun Runs, Bike Races & More -
  Swim America - Indoor swim instruction, parties and more in Davis
  Wildhorse Golf Course - Beautiful course winding through Davis neighborhood of same name. You'll discover burrowing owls hanging out near their holes adjacent to the course before sunset.
The Toads of Davis
  The Toads Of Davis - The Saga of A Small Town - Davis is known for its bicycles -and its world-famous toad tunnel.
Dixon, Winters, Woodland and Yolo County links
  City of Dixon - Our Solano County neighbor
  City of Winters - Arts and almonds abound in this friendly little town on the edge of the Berryessa hills.
  City of Woodland - Stroll through history. Our neighbor to the north boasts of magnificient craftsman and Victorian homes.
  Yolo County - Yolo County libraries and more
Local Weather
  Local Weather - forecasts, weather patterns, radars....
  Mapquest - maps, driving directions, road trip planner....
Relocation Links
  Moving Center - Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
  Official City Sites - find area info sites across the world!
  US State Departments of Education - see the list of all 50 states
  USPS' Movers Guide - help for planning and executing your move
Tax Information
  First-time homeowners -
  Homeowner deductions information -
  How to report moving expenses -
  Selling your home -
Joe Kaplan
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