Founded in 1860, the City of Chico, California was incorporated in 1872. With over 33 square miles, Chico has a population around 88,650 residents while the larger incorporated area is home to closer to 100,000 residents. Located in the Northern Sacramento Valley of California, Chico is only 90 miles north of Sacramento in Butte County. This small town maintains a special sense of community and has abundant recreation opportunities like biking, hiking, fishing and kayaking. There is also abundant opportunities for baseball, softball, basketball, swimming and hockey.
The focal point of Chico’s city park system is Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipally owned parks in the United States. Other attractions in Chico include the Gateway Science Museum, California’s historic Bidwell Mansion and a university community known as Chico Performances. Chico’s downtown is a central gathering point for parades, Friday night concerts, farmers markets and other events.
Because of Chico’s location on the Central West Coast, it has easy access to State Highway 99 which runs north/south through the City. It is also just 20 miles from I-5. Chico draws a labor force of 220,000 from the 5 surrounding counties. Home to California State University and its 17,000 students, Chico is also the primary residence for the 22,000 Butte College students. Homes for sale in Chico, California are typically lower in price than in other parts of the state. It is a safe community and a wonderful place to live, work and play. With a 172 days of sunshine it is easy to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and its picturesque rivers, parks and the beautiful foothills. Chico is also home to affordable housing in diverse communities. There are well-established communities, luxurious executive homes, new urban developments and energy efficient communities. You can find a 600 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home for around $65,000 and a 1,900 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home for $257,000. In Chico you can also find a 2,200 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home for $440,000 and a 5,200 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home for around $2.3 million.
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