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Chico is a Great Place

Chico is among the "Best Green Places to Live" (U.S. News & World Report), the "Best Places in America" (Forbes Magazine), and has one of the "Best Mid-Size Downtowns" in California (CA Planning & Development Report). Why? Because there’s so much to do in and around Chico.

  • Within two hours of Chico you’ll find opportunities to enjoy winter sports, hiking, biking, paddling, and backpacking.
  • Chico has multiple parks, fitness facilities, golf courses, performance venues, bowling alleys, and movie theaters.
  • The city’s Bidwell Park—the 13th largest municipally owned park in the nation—features swimming holes and hiking trails nestled among 3,680 acres of natural beauty.
  • Free Friday Night Concerts are held May through September in the downtown City Plaza; a downtown street festival and farmers’ market is held every Thursday night from April through September.
  • Chico hosts the Wildflower Century 100-mile bike ride in Butte County every April and Artoberfest every October.
  • More facts about Chico

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True or False?

“Since 1984, Chico has been designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.”  Answer

The five streets that intersect the CSU, Chico campus and spell the word "CHICO" are Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, and Orange. Answer

The movie Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, was filmed in Bidwell Park. Answer

Chico was ranked the No. 1 cycling city in the nation by Bicycle in 1997 and maintains a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community designation (League of American Bicyclists). Answer