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.
“If you were to invent a beautiful little town in a beautiful part of the world, it would be Chico. Nestled up against a range of mountains, the city is home to fertile soil, absolutely spectacular climate, and rivers running through and around it. World-class parks, great schools, mostly affordable housing, loads of shopping, switched on business and banking communities that attract enterprising people. Its own university, and a community college less than twenty minutes away. Its own world-class brewery. Train station. Freeway that moves traffic north and south. Trees everywhere, with orange fruit trees as the standard street tree. Most important of all, very very cool people, all good neighbors. Oh yes, if you’ve been lucky in your life, you’ve lived a part of it in Chico California.”
— Eugene Ferris, Chico resident
Courtesy of the “You know you’re from Chico…” Facebook page.