Davis is located in Northern California 15 miles west of Sacramento and 75 miles northeast of San Francisco; there are public transportation opportunities for those commuting to either the capitol city or the Bay Area. A city of 60,000 residents, it is home to University of California Davis. The City has become well-known for its extensive bike lanes, energy efficient housing designs, and its productive agricultural land.

Muir Commons is part of the Aspen development in West Davis. Neighborhood features include a greenbelt, parks, a wildlife pond, and an elementary school.