Separated into five areas, some of Davenport's neighborhoods have been in existence since 1850. The Lindsay Park neighborhood in the east is a fashionable, river-view area with luxury housing and specialty shopping. Central and western Davenport neighborhoods are home to historically blue-collar families and modest homes. Downtown today is lined with businesses, the tallest of which is the 220 feet Mid-American Energy Building.
The city offers residents a wide range of residential architecture including: modern, Queen Anne, Tudor, and two-story gable American foursquare style. The central neighborhood of Hamburg is home to the Vander Veer Park Historic District and has significant options for Queen Anne and Tutor style lovers. Apartment living can be found downtown, but the majority of housing in Davenport is single-family homes.
Home to several annual festivals and music fairs, including the Bix Fest, Beaux Arts Fair, The Great Mississippi Valley Fair and the Stirgus by the River, Davenport brings national and international music acts to the Midwest each year. With over 40 parks and recreational areas, outdoor activities can be found year-round including the 8.26 mile Duck Creek Parkway. Culture-seekers will be right at home with the RiverCenter/Adler Theater, Putnam Museum and the Figge Art Museum.