The livable city
With a population of just under 100,000, Davenport is the regional beacon and hub of the metropolitan Quad Cities, and the third largest city in Iowa. In fact, the U.S. Conference of Mayors awarded Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois the prestigious City Livability Award.
What’s so unique about Davenport’s heritage?
Davenport is a place proud of its unique heritage at the crossroads of America. Geographically defined by the unusual path of the Mississippi River – the only place where the Mississippi runs from east to west- citizens like to say that the sun always shines on their city. Today, its rays are brighter than ever.
Davenport is experiencing its greatest revitalization in more than 80 years. It offers some of the nation’s best schools; unique, friendly neighborhoods; highest quality public services and a distinguished reputation for entertainment, the arts and especially river music! Davenport, where the Mississippi celebrates, is a great place to live, work, raise a family, and visit.
Where the Mississippi River celebrates
Adding to the high quality of life Davenport residents and visitors enjoy is the City’s reputation for entertainment, the arts, recreation and especially music. The music runs deep in this part of the country with festivals and celebrations highlighting music from blues and jazz to reggae and classic, to country and rock and roll; along with everything else sprinkled in between.
What are the recreation draws in Davenport? When it comes to recreation, we are a hardy bunch that takes full advantage of all the area has to offer year round. In the spring and summer months the City Parks are packed with kids, parents and baseball fans for the best baseball games a hometown has to offer. The City has numerous parks which offer everything from botanical gardens and aquatic centers to soccer and horseback riding, two 18 hole and two nine hole golf courses, a children’s zoo, ice skating rink, tennis courts, a phenomenal riverfront skatepark, and many parks with band shells that stay active with theater and concerts. If you are looking to slow down the pace, various national, regional and local recreational bike trails offer a number of scenic opportunities. There is so much to do and enjoy, there just are not enough hours in the day to experience everything.