Relocating to Davis, California with Kids

Relocating your family can be both challenging and exciting. When my husband and I decided to relocate our family from the San Francisco peninsula to Davis, I had thousands of questions, so many questions that I couldn’t even keep track of them.  Here are a few simple steps to consider to help you focus your move:

Buy vs. Rent

When you move to Davis or the surrounding communities (Woodland, Dixon, West Sacramento, East Sacramento/McKinley Park, Oak Park, Midtown, etc.) will you be looking to rent your new home or purchase?  (A) What is your budget? (B) What size and amenities will you want in your new home?  We can help you narrow down your search with this information.

School Districts

School Districts play a big part in home selections and home values.  Davis Joint Unified School District is widely regarded as an excellent school district and offers many traditional model schools as well as magnet schools (Montessori, Project Based Learning, Dual Language Immersion, Spanish Immersion, Two-Room “Country School” etc.)  DJUSD is also unique in that it is the only school district in our area to offer full inclusion for students with disabilities.

Central Downtown

Many prospective residents note that a central downtown community is important to them in their home search.  Downtown Davis is generally noted as Streets A-G and Streets 1st-5th (A street being adjacent to the UC Davis Campus). Shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, as well as services are all available here.  Follow us for future posts on some of our favorite vendors!  Davis Farmer’s Market is located at Central Park every Saturday morning and Wednesdays from  Spring to Fall.


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Diverse BUT with a Small Town Feel

A city with diversity where you can still feel at home and like you are living in a small town can be hard to come by.  Many families moving from urban areas want to continue to raise their children with diverse populations and yet, want to know their neighbors and to raise their children with a “village”.  Davis strikes a lovely balance between a college town and a wonderful city to raise a family.

Bike Friendly

No matter where you land in Davis, bike paths are accessible.  Bike paths aren’t just for bicyclists! Parents love that children can walk, scoot, skip, bike, and skateboard down all the bike paths without the dangers of vehicle traffic.

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Contact us for all of your relocation questions, big and small! We would love to help you find your new home and we are happy to refer you to local businesses and non-profits.

Skaggs Real Estate Group

Post Author: Allison Skaggs-Cuevas, 650-773-9273





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