The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is mainly why Davis is famous. It is one of the best research and teaching universities in the world, and an institution that swells the city population by approximately 20,000 nine months of the year. The city within a city has the largest area of any campus of the University of California. Davis has been lauded as the most educated city in California. Because of its progressive politics, it has been called The People’s Republic of Davis. Considering themselves so well-educated, Davisites are also very outspoken and rarely does anything happen without the local population weighing in… even college students want a say in how the city is governed. Davis has recently been rated by CNN Money Magazine as the second most educated city in the US Pet Friendly Businesses. Also well-known as “Bike Capital” of the United States, Davis won the moniker Bike City, USA as it has more bicycle ridership and ownership per capita than anywhere else in the nation. The city embraces this reputation and scores of professional and amateur bicyclists call Davis home. With tons of bike circles, bike lights, bike paths, and sometimes even bike sculptures, the town is very nice for bicycling. Davis is also home to a great deal of other things and implemented the nation’s first energy conservation building code.