Chico, California

Chico is a small University town nestled in the Northern Valley of California. Chico is well known as a green city, with the huge Bidwell Park, a natural forest, integrated into the city. Bicycling is very popular and there are many trails throughout the area. Chico has a large, urban downtown area, but is surronded by rural farm land. This is a great combination when it comes to buying fresh fruits and vegetables.

Chico, CA is a small town in the northern part of the Sacramento Valley. It is home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest parks in the country; there is both a lower and an upper part of Bidwell Park: the upper park consists of hiking trail in rocky terrain by a river, and the lower part consists of trails in lush vegetation. One Mile, a massive pool of river water constructed for the general public use, is a part of lower park and one of the more popular recreational areas. We have two post-secondary educational institutions (CSU, Chico and Butte College). CSU, Chico is the largest employer in the city. Our economy is primarily based on agriculture; orchards surround the town.

The second largest municipal park in the country, Bidwell Park, is in Chico. The public university in Chico has a reputation for being a "party school." Chic is extremely bike friendly and the a subsidiary of the Sacramento River passes close by. Biking, hiking in Bidwell park and floating down the river are all common outdoor recreation activities. There are lots of live music and art in the city, and great farmers markets.

Chico, California is a beautiful city located in Northern California just over 80 miles north of Sacramento. It is home to the second oldest California State University, Chico State. It also contains the tallest building north of Sacarmento. The city's motto is "The City of Trees" primarily because of vast number of different trees that populate the area. The Cal State campus located in the heart of Chico is a nationally recognized herbarium. Bidwell Park also falls within the city limits. This municipal park covers over 3,600 acres of land and is one of the 25 largest parks within the United States.

Chico is a college town, we used to be the "Best Party College" but thankfully lost the title in recent years. We are also home to the Bidwell Mansionbuilt by the town founder John Bidwell in about 1860. It was left to the city after death and aquired by the State of California as a state park. Lack of funding has caused it to go on the list of parks being closed. A local group is trying to raise private funds to keep it open, wish them luck.

Chico is home to Klean Kanteen, Inc. The makers of the stainless steel water bottle. During the summers, at sundown on Saturdays, a movie is put on once a month in Bidwell Park, the third largest park in the US. Families bring their lawn chairs and picnic dinners settle down to watch the movie free of charge. Chico was built on it's own underground water reservoir. The original movie "Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn was filmed in Bidwell Park. It is rumored that there was an arrow from the film stuck near the tops of one of the trees and it's still there to this day.

Chico, CA (2 hours north of Sacramento, CA). Population: Approx 79,000. Chico, CA was a city bought my the Bidwells. They were wealthy gold miners and slave owners who bought the property. After they had passed and the property grew the population did also. The city of Chico was build around Chico State University California. The city is divide into two sides. One side being streets and the other side being avenues. The mansion the Bidwell's lived in is a historical landmark that sits right next to the campus. The city has two high schools. There is Chico High school located down the road from both, The campus of the university and also Chico junior high school's campus. Pleasant Valley High School is another high school located right next to Bidwell Junior High. In addition there is a 3rd junior high which has been recently built (within the last 10 years) called Marsh Junior High. The city of Chico also has many trees. It is located like most towns in the valley however, unlike most towns Chico has shade. Downtown Chico is known well for its versatile shops while still up keeping its older appearance. There is everything from tattoo parlors to comic book stores, bars to restaurants. The age group while school is in is mainly 12-26. When school is out traffic lessens and the city really calms down. The age group then generally changes to 26-67 year olds. Surprisingly with as many college students here there are just as many retirees however everyone seems to get along just fine. For more information on chico, CA just search google or come on down and visit.

Chico, CA is the most populous city in Butte County, located in Northern California. The population is 86, 187 as of 2010. It is about 80 miles north of Sacramento on CA SR99. It has been designated a Tree City USA for 27 years. Chico is home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest city parks in the United States, as well as California State University, one of the oldest universities in the CSU system.

Chico is a great place with a small town feel. Home of the Wildcats, Chico State is a great option for any college student. Chico is also home to an amazing park, Bidwell, which has Upper and Lower Parks. Activities include: swimming, hiking, mountain biking, and lots of family picnic space.

Chico is a relatively small college town in the Sacramento river valley. It is home to one of the largest parks in the United States, Bidwell Park. Chico is known as the city of trees with an abundance of trees and natural rivers, creeks, and streams. Chico is home to the nations second best selling craft beer, Sierra Nevada Brewery. Literally right down the street, this brewery encompasses everything that Chico is about. Sustainability, beer, and good fun.

The city i live in has been around since the 1800's. Founded by John Bidwell and it is known as the city of trees. On the California State University Chico campus the Bidwell mansion is still there as a tourist site. Also Gone with the wind was filmed at that house with the famous balcony scene.

Chico was founded by the Bidwells (John and Annie) in the mid 1800's. They were well-known philanthropists and donated their own land and money to the city. Chico was also the home of the Diamond Match Factory which provided many jobs from 1901 until 1984 when it closed. The factory burned down in 2004. Chico has many historical buildings including the Bidwell Mansion, the Stansbury House, and Bidwell Presbyterian Church. Chico State University was voted the number one party school in 1987 by Playboy Magazine, but since then school authorities and the town itself have worked to rid themselves of the reputation. Chico is a beautiful city with a huge park (Bidwell Park) located within the city limits, active theatrical and art scenes, and a downtown area featuring many original or vintage buildings.


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