Davenport City With A Rich Music Heritage.
Davenport is part of the Quad cities of Iowa and Illinois which also includes the cities of Bettendorf, Iowa as well as Moline, Rock Island and East Moline in Illinois.
Davenport is home to around 99,000 citizens and is a friendly and busy city along the mighty Mississippi River. This city is home to several yearly music festivals including the Bix Beiderbeck Memorial Jazz Festival and the Mississippi Valley Blues festival too.
The Mississippi River is an important part of the local heritage and the Davenport stretch of the river is the largest section of rapids in a populated area. This is also the largest populated city without a floodwall or levee. As a result, the city is very vulnerable to the waters with regular floods. Some historical and important buildings are built at higher elevations in anticipations of possible floods.
There’s so much to do here and the residents really benefit from living in such a vibrant place. There are always activities and happenings and the parks and recreation facilities are abundant. Residents who prefer arts and culture have no problem finding many exhibits and shows to attend on an ongoing basis while the outdoor enthusiast has no shortage of options with respect to water activities, fishing, camping, boating or other sports. There are many hiking and bike trails and athletic sports teams to participate in. There are 27 parks, 60 ball fields and 25 tennis courts in this city with many amenities to serve its citizens. The city’s slogan is “Working together to serve you” and since its incorporation in 1839, Davenport has done a great job of growing and prospering as part of the Quad Cities.
A few interesting local facts:
The city is the birthplace of wellness techniques through chiropractic medicine
Although in the middle of Tornado alley geographically, is said to be protected under a native blessing and a funnel cloud hasn’t touched down here even once.
At the city the Mississippi River also runs east and west so the sun sets and rises along this path and it’s said that this is part of the blessing that protects the area by the native Sauk and Fox.
The Quad cities encompass almost half a million citizens who all live in close proximity on the Mississippi River. Pooling resources allows smaller populated areas to benefit from the shared resources. Among the city’s goals are to make the downtown core ‘The Place to Be’, to continue to foster strong economic growth and make desirable neighborhoods.