|Alleys in Davis are...|
|narrow back streets in Old North & Central Davis|
|or pedestrian byways between businesses|
|Central Davis: University Ave, A Street through B Street, 1st to 5th|
|By Rowe Place, 3rd to 5th, between railroad tracks and I Street|
|Old North Davis: 6th Street and 7th street, B through G Street|
|Co-op Duplex Alley, between F & G, and 5th and 6th|
|Downtown pedestrian alley behind Mustard Seed|
|Tim Spencer Alley, the downtown delivery alley|
|Iversen Alley, the driveway into the post office on Pole Line & 5th.|
|E Street Alley, behind Chipotle|
Interesting things to see & do in Davis alleys
|Check out some Urban Art or graffiti|
|See some Exploding Things|
|Get free air for your bike|
|Stumble into some Davis history|
|Get a massage|
|Walk through the Tim Spencer Alley and buy fair-trade gifts|
|Get in trouble for using a loudspeaker in an alley without a registration|
|Be on a surveillance camera behind Bistro 33|
|See an outdoor movie|
Davis alleys are the perfect environment for granny flats. Stand-alone buildings originally intended for your elderly parent or in-law, granny flats are mini-houses designed to give the resident privacy & independence, while still being close to the main house. They usually have their own kitchen (though minimal), living area, & bedroom, although often all in the same room. Granny flats often open onto alleys for maximum privacy and minimal disturbance from the street.
Once upon a time, renting a granny flat was Davis' answer to cheap housing. But now that granny flats are popping up all over the place, they are often more expensive than an apartment.
More alley images.
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