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Davenport, Iowa, founded in 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and named after his friend George Davenport, has a rich and vibrant history. Originally a small trading post on the Mississippi River, Davenport quickly grew into a major industrial center in the mid-19th century. The city became known for its manufacturing and shipping industries, with companies like the Rock Island Railroad and the Union Navy Wheel Company calling Davenport home. Davenport also played a significant role in the Civil War, serving as a key supply center for the Union Army. After the war, the city experienced another period of growth and expansion as new industries moved in and the population continued to grow. Today, Davenport is a thriving city with a diverse economy and a strong sense of community. It is known for its beautiful parks, historic architecture, and vibrant arts scene. Davenport continues to be a dynamic and welcoming city that embraces its past while looking towards the future.

The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  1. Healthcare
  2. Technology
  3. Education
  4. Hospitality
  5. Financial Services
  6. Retail
  7. Construction
  8. Manufacturing
  9. Government
  10. Transportation

The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  1. Hiking
  2. Biking
  3. Skiing
  4. Fishing
  5. Camping
  6. Golfing
  7. Boating
  8. Wine Tasting
  9. Sightseeing
  10. Rafting

Average low and high temperature for the month:

Low: 45°F, High: 70°F

Average precipitation for the month:

2 inches

Elevation:

3,500 feet

Average home price:

$300,000

Average household income:

$60,000

The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  1. National Park
  2. Historic Downtown Area
  3. Museum of Art
  4. Botanical Garden
  5. Waterfront Park
  6. Zoo
  7. Outdoor Sculpture Park
  8. Local Wineries
  9. Science Center
  10. Shopping District

The top 10 restaurants:

Bix Bistro

Davenport

Bix Bistro in Davenport, Iowa specializes in serving modern American cuisine. The restaurant features casual dining with a stylish, contemporary décor and a cocktail lounge. Bix Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, offering a variety of menu selections including scallops, steak crostinis, flash-fried calamari, and an extensive wine menu.

Blackhawk Bowl – Hotel Blackhawk

Davenport

Located inside the historic Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport, the Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge offers a unique experience, featuring a bowling alley, corporate event spaces, and a full-service bar. The restaurant provides a range of dining options and is known for its prime steakhouse offerings and seafood, served seven nights a week.

UP Skybar

Davenport

UP Skybar in Davenport, Iowa, offers unmatched views of the city’s river scene and a rooftop terrace for guests to enjoy cocktails. The bar/lounge/bottle service provides a perfect spot for catching up with friends or having a romantic night out, with expert mixologists ready to craft delicious drinks.

Bass Street Chop House

Moline, Illinois

Bass Street Chop House, located in Moline, Illinois, is a prime steakhouse featuring the finest cuts of hand-selected U.S.D.A. prime and choice dry-aged cuts of meat and jet-fresh seafood. The restaurant provides casually elegant fine dining complemented by great-tasting steaks, chops, and seafood, skillfully served seven nights a week.

BIÂN Chicago

Chicago

BIÂN Chicago offers exceptional American cuisine and has received exceptional reviews. The restaurant provides a high-quality dining experience and is a popular choice for those seeking an elegant atmosphere and exquisitely prepared American classics.

Steventon’s

Le Claire

Steventon’s in Le Claire, Iowa, offers an extensive menu of exquisitely prepared American classics, served in a modern yet elegant atmosphere overlooking the Mississippi River. The restaurant provides casual sophistication and a stunning view, making it a popular choice for diners.

Maxwell’s on the River

Davenport

Maxwell’s on the River in Davenport, Iowa, offers artful cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local, and sustainable fare. The modern American menu showcases the finest in Muscatine dining in the heart of downtown, providing sweeping Mississippi River views and a gathering place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

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