The city of Davenport, Iowa is set within the Quad Cities, a metro area covering parts of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. Other cities included as part of the metro region are Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, and Rock Island, Illinois. In 2010, Forbes ranked the Quad Cities as the #1 most affordable metro area in the country, making Davenport, the largest of the 4, a great place to live.

What kind of recreational amenities are there?

Davenport features a variety of recreational amenities – including sports teams and parks, most of which are spread throughout the greater Quad Cities area. The Quad City Mallards, a minor league hockey team, was founded in 2009 and plays their games at iWireless Center in Moline, just 12 minutes from downtown Davenport. The Quad Cities River Bandits , a minor league baseball team, play at Modern Woodmen Park

The city features over 5-dozen parks and trails, with top highlights including Vander Veer Botanical Park and Credit Island Park .

What Internet service providers are available?

Davenport Internet service providers include CenturyLink and MediaCom Cable.

What transportation services are available?

Davenport features a city bus system known as Davenport CitiBus, transporting about 4,500 passengers daily across 30 square miles. Meanwhile, high profile roadways in the area include interstates 74, 80, and 280.

What are the education options in the area?

Higher educational institutions in Davenport include St. Ambrose University, Hamilton Technical College, Kaplan University, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. Meanwhile, other colleges in the greater Quad Cities area include Augustana College, Black Hawk College (community college), Upper Iowa University, and Western Illinois University.

Davenport’s public school system serves around 17,000 students, with 3 public high schools (Central High, North High, & West High). The city also offers Assumption High School, a private Roman Catholic institution.

Where can I go shopping?

NorthPark Mall is the city’s largest shopping center, offering a wide variety of store types. More basic shopping options in the area include a Target and Wal-Mart Supercenter.

What media outlets exist?

The Quad-City Times is based in Davenport, but also covers the greater Quad Cities area. Other popular papers include the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus . Meanwhile, local news channels include affiliates of NBC (KWQC), FOX (KLJB), ABC (WQAD), and CBS ( WHBF).

What kind of local attractions are there?

There are many things to do in Davenport, with some of the most acclaimed attractions including the Figge Art Museum, Vandeer Botanical Park, and the Putman Museum & Science Center. Additionally, Adler Theatre in downtown hosts a number of performing arts events. For more local attractions in the greater Quad Cities area, check out VisitQuadCities.com .

What utility providers are there in Davenport?

MidAmerican Energy Company provides electricity in the area, with Iowa American Water Company providing water services.

What’s the weather like?

Davenport’s climate is typical of other U.S. Midwest cities, featuring warm/hot summers, with cold winters highlighted by snow (around 32 inches/year).

What kind of government does Davenport have and how do I register to vote?

The city is managed through a mayor-council government. Mayor Frank Lipsch is the incumbent. You can register to vote by visiting the Scott County, Iowa website .

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