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Old 05-14-2007, 12:23 AM
 
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Default Relocating to Davis/Sac from Greece!

Me and my wife are thinking of moving to California from Greece end of this summer.Got a job opportunity near Davis.
Is Davis an affordable area?We are searching for a nice community 1br appartment to rent under $1000.Should be in a quiet neighborhood.Is it
possible or do I have to search for alternatives?
Also any advices-experiences about living in that area would be appreciated!!!
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I think you might be able to find a 1bd apartment for under 1k, but im not sure. Davis is an awesome college town, and would be worth paying a little extra to live there.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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You can rent a 1 BR here for under 1K without too much trouble. Davis is a nice town, but most of the apartments are full of college students, and not always the quietest places to live, though UCD students aren't generally known to be especially rowdy. However, in recent years there have been some large parties that have spiraled out of control at a couple of the apartment complexes, and the city police department actually has had to call in reinforcements from nearby towns on two occasions. So if you want to rent an apartment here, I'd suggest the outskirts of town so you're not so close to campus; that might cut the percentage of college students down some.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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I've lived in West Davis for the past year and a half, and it's very nice and quiet here. We pay 1340 for a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, and it's in a very nice complex. It is more expensive than other places, but we are willing to pay that because there are fewer rowdy students here and more grad students/professionals. I did extensive research on Rent.Com, reading people's opinions on the noisiness of each place, and I feel we ended up in a great location. So, it's not cheap to live here, but it's a very nice town if you can afford to pay a little more. We are surrounded by farmland and wetlands, so the air always smells clean and fragrant. If it wasn't so expensive to rent a house here (buying is out of the question -- nothing under a half million here), I don't know if we'd really want to leave after I graduate.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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I went to college in Sacramento and loved it. I have never lived in Davis, but I have been there many times for the farmer's market, etc. Davis is a much smaller, laid back town, with a lot of charm. However, if you would like more night life and restaurants, etc., then go the Sacramento way. One thing that I do not particularly like about Davis is that it lacks cultural diversity. You should be able to find an apt. within that price range, but watch out for complexes with a lot of students!
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:45 AM
 
Location: USA
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Try Dixon, very close by in the next county, so cost of living is SLASHED compared to Davis, 8 minutes away, shop and work in Davis, buy your home in Dixon. Genentech is opening research facility, Gymboree, Kragen and other industrial places. Super Walmart, historic downtown area with future Amtrak passenger station too. Apartments too in Dixon. Check it out
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:07 AM
 
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hey where in Greece did you live? (i'm greek) you should be able to find a place to stay for under a thousand in davis. you could also try living in sacramento (15minute commute to davis) for more options. good luck
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