Over 4,000 acres of open space, 11 miles of parks, 5 dog parks, 20 public parks
Tree-lined avenues, golden canopies across sprawling parks, seasonal creeks
where bikers coast through wildflower-dotted lava cap hills, dogs race through green grasses, and families spend sunny Saturdays strolling through downtown enjoying an ice cream cone.
Where families, students, seniors, children, and young adults order coffee, ride the bus, and find their careers. Where everybody knows your name—or offers a smile if they don’t.
Building an environment where innovation challenges tradition. Here start-ups, long-time establishments, and non-profits share a cold pint and bold ideas at the best dive bar in America.*
Where each day is celebrated with ribbon cuttings, new-to-town celebrations, 8th-generations bbqs, birthdays at Caper Acres, and the excitement of the first day at a new job.
Big-city dreams with small-town joy, Chico is a place where the people who live and work here connect as neighbors and friends.
Founded in 1850 with an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future, Chico has been home to those who break ground—and rules.
*Rileys was voted best dive bar in America by Barstool Sports Best College Bar Competition 2021.