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-Some college-town amenities
-Mild winters
-Nearby mountains


-High unemployment
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Chico Metro Area

Chico is home to a major campus of the California State University and a variety of agricultural activities. Nearby mountains, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Lake Almanor offer outdoor recreation. “Chico State” as the school is known locally brings a few college amenities to the area but it falls short of description as a classic college town. While summers can be unbearably hot and dry, winters are pleasant and many outdoor activities can be pursued throughout the year.


Small town/College town - Northern California, northeastern portion of the Central Valley at the foot of the Sierra range. See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: California
County: Butte County
Metro Area: Chico Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Chico
Zip Codes: 95926, 95928, ... 3 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 230 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Chico

    The unemployment rate in Chico is 6.00 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chico jobs have Increased by 1.45 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chico's cost of living is 18.70% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Chico's Cost of Living
    Chico's population is 90,316 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 125.35 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Chico is $289,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.73%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Chico public schools spend $9,313 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.5 students per teacher in Chico. Learn more...

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone who lives in/is familiar with Chico could give me some suggestions for safe areas of the town to rent an apartment. By safe I mean: Safe... (Read More)



Petty Crime Rampant/ Little Help from Police

I am a retired Chico State professor and have witnessed a marked deterioration in public safety, particularly in recent years. My beautiful home has been vandalized,... (Read More)



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