Forbes magazine has named Davis, California as one of the 25 Top Suburbs For Retirement. The survey looked at suburbs within 25 miles of a major city, and took into consideration factors such as cost of living, tax climate for retirees and community resources, like hospitals and higher-education opportunities.
Davis excels on many of these levels. The community is 15 miles east of Sacramento and is also convenient to the San Francisco Bay Area, the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe.
The University of California, Davis provides the draw of a big school with lots of art and culture, especially taking into account the Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
The community is vibrant with a great farmers market, held twice a week and a walkable downtown with wonderful restaurants. Davis is also noted for its accessibility to rail travel, good weather, above average air quality and miles of useable greenbelts.
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