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Chico, CA

Chico, CA

Chico, CA

Moving to Chico? Discover what this city has in store for you!

Moving to Chico, CA puts you in the Sacramento Valley floor near the Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges. The city is bisected by Bidwell Park – 5 miles from the center of town to the crest of the Sierra Nevada range. Chico has a wide array of fabulous neighborhoods for you to choose from: Mansion park is a high-end residential neighborhood adjacent to the Bidwell Mansion, Chapmantown and Barber are both working-class residential editions, South Campus is a high-energy neighborhood consisting primarily of young renters and specifically Chico State students, and there are several others throughout the area. The economy of Chico is driven mostly by the existence of California State University, Chico; other major industries in this area include health and social services, arts and entertainment, recreation, and shopping. Over the last 20 years, Chico has become a prime shopping destination in the region thanks to the construction of the Chico Mall, which has also drawn other major retailers to town like Target and Kohl’s.

Points of interest in Chico

Chico is full of breathtaking scenery provided by the natural landscape surrounding the town. If you’re moving to Chico, you’ll enjoy the outdoor recreation provided by Bidwell Park (the 9th largest municipally owned park in the U.S.) where the opportunities for biking, hiking, and horseback riding are endless. Other points of interest enjoyed by the more than 86,000 residents of this charming town include the Chico Community Observatory, Bidwell Mansion State Park, the National Yo-yo Museum, Honey Run Covered Bridge, and many others.

Cycling in Chico

If you’re a cyclist, moving to Chico is the right move for you. Chico has been deemed as the most bicycle-friendly city and has multiple notable bicycle paths throughout town. The city hosts the Wildflower Century every April – a 100-mile bike ride through Butte County.

Agriculture in Chico, CA

Because the town embraces its natural environment, agriculture has a strong presence here. The town’s location in the Sacramento Valley affords the city some of the most fertile soil around. The number one crop cultivated here is almonds followed closely by rice, walnuts, kiwis, olives, peaches, and plums. Chico hosts several Farmers’ Markets where you can have your pick of the town’s freshest picked crops.

Moving to Chico puts you directly in a community that serves as a regional center for business, recreation, and cultural activities while maintaining a small town atmosphere. This well-managed town that embraces quality living truly has something for everyone.

Helpful Links for Moving to Chico, CA

The service center for Chico, CA is located in Orland, CA.

Information about Chico, CA

Est. Population: 84880
County: Butte
Latitude: 39.7333
Longitude: -121.8333
Zip Codes: 95926