About Chico

Chico was rated one of the top 8 college towns in the United States by MSN.com (visit page 2 of the article and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn why).

Chico was also in the top 5 for "Best Mid-Sized City (population 75,000 to 300,000) Downtowns in California."

Highlights of living in Chico include Bidwell Park and a bustling downtown atmosphere.

CSU, Chico campus is located mere steps away from a thriving downtown community full of shops, restaurants and various other local businesses. Downtown Chico offers several events throughout the year including a Farmer's Market, Friday Night Concerts, Taste of Chico and many more!

Downtown Farmer's Market

Chico is proud to be home of Bidwell Park! This park encompasses 3,670 acres of land, making it the largest municipal park in California. It is also in the top 25 of the largest city parks in the United States. Bidwell Park provides for a wealth of outdoor activities within walking distance of Chico State's campus.

Bidwell Park