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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.

The decline of the forest-products industry has led to unemployment, and the poor air service and 2 1/2-hour drive to Sacramento are negatives. Agricultural processing, supporting a large area of fruit and orchard land to the southwest, is an economic mainstay. There are a number of retirement and resort communities in the mountains northeast -- Paradise is an example – and support of these communities adds to the Chico economy. On a California scale, housing, cost of living, and crime are all reasonable, but rankings are done on a national scale.

The immediate terrain is flat to gently rolling and agricultural. Immediately to the east, grassland, oak-studded foothills begin to rise. Mt. Lassen, an 11,000-foot dormant volcano, dominates the skyline to the northeast. Nearby are numerous steep canyons, notably the Feather River Canyon. Climate is typical Central Valley Mediterranean, with long, hot, dry summers and mild, moist winters. Summer days are usually cloudless and in the 90’s or low 100’s. Evenings may be cooled by mountain air or by “delta” breezes from the San Francisco Bay.


Quick Facts About Paradise

    The unemployment rate in Paradise is 6.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Paradise jobs have Increased by 1.06 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Paradise's cost of living is 4.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Paradise's population is 26,258 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.16 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Paradise is $159,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.40 percent.
    Paradise public schools spend $11,245 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.8 students per teacher in Paradise.

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re: Concerning Paradise/Oroville, Butte County, Cl
Yes the summers can be brutally hot, but at least we have lots of beautiful rivers, creeks and lakes to cool down in. And yes we live in a tinderbox and the fire... (read more)
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I love Paradise
Paradise may NOT be all it's name implies, but I still love it. Yes it gets hot here in the summer, but we get snow in the winter most years and the years we don't get... (read more)
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