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Pros

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

Cons

-Isolation
-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.

Highlights


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


    ECONOMY
    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...
    COST OF LIVING
    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
    POPULATION
    Chico's population is 90,316 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 125.35 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    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.
    SCHOOLS
    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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It's a good time to buy in Chico. Home Appreciation is up 3.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Chico Real Estate.
The median home price in Chico is $289,400. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  2/11/2017
Chico

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)

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  9/13/2016
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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  3/13/2012
The Weather Is Great!

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