You’ve never heard of the Alavrado Strip?
This comes as a complete surprise. The Alvarado Strip in North Davis is home to many UC Davis students who choose to live in off-campus student apartments. It is the destination location for students who have lived in the campus dorms for their first year and then wanted to enjoy the off-campus Davis lifestyle.
Ask around campus.
Check with your friends and fellow students.
Ask them if they have heard of the Alvarado Strip. Better yet, ask if they have lived there and which apartments they lived in.
You will probably find that most of your friends have found an apartment for rent somewhere along The Strip and have spent a number of fun and exciting years going to UC Davis and living in one of the best apartment locations in Davis.
Where do you find this fantastic apartment location?
The Alvarado Strip is located in North Davis. North Davis is the part of town that lies north of West Covell Blvd, east of Highway 113, and west of F Street. Specifically, The Alvarado Strip it is a 3/4-mile stretch of road, Alvarado Ave, that is between Sycamore Blvd and Catalina Dr; one block off West Covell Blvd.
This place is super easy to find.
- It is near campus.
- Easy freeway access
- Bike path connections nearby
- Near major roads
- Serviced by at least two UC Davis Unitrans bus lines
That is right, all the apartments located on this short stretch of road are super convenient to get to.
What makes living on the Alvarado Strip so fantastic?
Alvarado Ave is home to nine different apartment complexes. These apartments focus on providing off-campus student housing to to UC Davis undergrads, transfer students, and graduate students. Many of the apartments are jam-packed with amenities that make living here fun and exciting.
After living here for a while, you will want to stay.
Three of the apartment complexes are managed by Davisville Management Company.
These three apartment complexes are loaded with up-to-date amenities.
Here are samples of what you will see at these three apartment locations. Amenities vary by location, so have a look to see what exactly is included.
- Free high-speed Wi-Fi courtesy of Davisville Management Co.
- Plentiful lighted free-parking
- Free water
- Microwave ovens and dishwashers
- Cable TV/Internet available
- Balconies upstairs
- Split bathroom design — ideal for roommates
- Central heat and air
- Clubhouse with social area
- Fitness center
- Computer lab/Study room
- Crystal blue pool
- Poolside gas BBQs
- Affordable 24-hour laundry
- UCD bus stops F, G, & J
- Across from Anderson Plaza Shopping Center
- Connected to Greenbelt/parks
- On bike paths — one mile to UCD campus
- Quiet friendly atmosphere
Again, the list above is a sample. Amenities vary by location.
Yes, it is amazing what is available at these three properties.
What is even better is that the amenities at each location are included with your monthly rent; no hidden charges.
Don’t take our word for it, check for yourself. Ask your friends what is included with their apartment rentals.
In fact, ask them plenty of questions. It is always good to get other people’s insights before renting an apartment. So if your friends are living off-campus, so use them as a resource and ask plenty of questions.
Visit the Alvarado Strip
If you are looking for an apartment for rent, the Alvarado Strip makes it easy. With nine apartment complexes, you can easily tour each one in less than a day. Since Alvarado Ave is only 3/4 of a mile, you can walk from apartment to apartment.
No need to drive.
Better yet, grab your bike and take a tour. Biking is easy and convenient all along the Alvarado Strip. Apartment complexes have plenty of bike parking which makes getting to school and to shopping super easy.
Getting to Campus
College life is easy when living on the Alvarado Strip.
Need to get to campus?
Well, you can certainly drive, but there are way better options for getting to campus when you live in Davis.
The first choice for getting to campus should be bicycle.
The apartments on Alvarado Ave are only a mile away from the UC Davis Campus. This makes for a short bike ride.
What is even better? Davis is pretty flat. So grab that single-speed cruiser, or fixie. If you have a multi-speed bike, that will do too.
Bicycles come in handy for getting around campus when you are there. Walking across campus can take some time. Biking across campus takes only a few minutes.
If you have extra time between classes, you can also take your bike and ride to downtown Davis. Spend some time enjoying the shopping and dining options that are available there.
Taking the Bus
It does rain here in Davis. Sometimes it rains a lot. If you are not interested in riding a bike in the rain, Unitrans is available for you.
Is taking the bus to the UC Davis Campus easy?
Many of the apartment complexes on the Alvarado Strip are serviced by two (2) UC Davis Unitrans bus routes.
These buses can get you to campus quickly and easily.
The bus routes service two location on campus: the Memorial Union and the Silo.
Just be sure you pick the right bus line when you head to campus.
The Memorial Union and the Silo serve as transportation hubs so you can easily get to locations throughout Davis, Ca. Check out their bus routes and time schedules.
Shopping near the Alvarado Strip
Nothing is worse that going to the grocery store and having to carry your groceries back to your apartment – for miles.
Or even worse, having to get in your car, or borrow a car, drive miles just to pickup some simple household goods or school supplies.
It pays to live in a location that has nearby shopping.
That is another reason that the Alvarado Strip is a great location live.
On the Alvarado Strip, there are two shopping centers conveniently located to apartments: the Marketplace and Anderson Plaza.
Both of these shopping centers have a major grocery store.
In addition to the shopping options at each, you will also find a variety of dining options.
Not interested in cooking tonight?
Grab some friends and head over to the Marketplace or Anderson Plaza. You will find plenty of delicious dinner options.
It might even be difficult to make a decision on where to go. So many restaurants to choose from.
More on the Alvarado Strip
As you can see, the Alvarado Strip is a great place to live.
It is home to some of the best apartments in Davis.
If you are looking for off-campus student housing that is convenient, close to camps, has a number of amenities, on bus routes, great for biking, close to shopping, and more, be sure to check out the Alvarado Strip.
Check for yourself. Give Davisville Management Company a call to see what is available for the upcoming school year.
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