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CSU, Chico and Butte College make Chico a learning community with a rich culture and young spirit. The university, with its brick-and-ivy décor and meandering creek, in the heart of downtown Chico, inspires creativity and critical thinking. Higher Education and Training ►
With 172 days of sun, you will have plenty of time to enjoy Chico’s beautiful natural setting with parks, rivers, and quick access to hiking, skiing, boating, hunting and fishing in the foothills on the weekend.
Chico is an affordable place to raise your family without compromising on the factors important to your family. There is a strong school system, well-regarded medical community, and a high level of public safety.
With a 12-minute average commute time, work is not something you go away to—it’s part of your lifestyle. Access to global markets is convenient through commercial air service at Chico Municipal Airport and Sacramento International Airport (90 miles south).
Historic downtown Chico is sprinkled with murals, art benches, and the award-winning City Plaza park. You’ll find many locally owned businesses and restaurants, ranging from quick bites to fine dining that rivals any metro area.
Downtown Chico Business Association ►
Chico is a regional retail hub in the North State. Major shopping centers are located at the intersections off of Highway 99. Here you can find a selection of name brand retailers, restaurants, and hotels.
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