Chico Apartments for Rent
Canyon and Stream Near Chico
Aerial View of Downtown Chico
Phantom Falls, One of California's Prettiest Waterfalls
Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains not far from the Sacramento River, Chico is a beautiful California city in the northern Sacramento Valley. Called the “City of Roses,” Chico’s natural beauty is celebrated in one of the nation’s largest municipal parks, 3,670-acre Bidwell Park. Rent a Chico apartment and Bidwell Park will become your go-to destination for hiking, swimming, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, and rock climbing in areas with names such as Stairway to Hell, Salmon Hole, and Devil’s Kitchen.
Chico, a Tree City USA for more than 27 years, has plenty to offer those who enjoy outdoor adventures, but the lively and picturesque downtown has its own adventures to offer. Filled with nineteenth-century architecture, downtown offers a certified farmers’ market, festivals, live music, and terrific events such as the Nor-Cal Yo-Yo Contest. The downtown area is lined with cafes, restaurants, antique stores, boutiques, museums, and art galleries.
As a college town – Chico is home to California State University-Chico – the city is vibrant and active. Bicycling is the preferred mode of transportation, and the downtown area (with its brick-paved plaza) is very pedestrian-friendly. Once you’ve selected your apartment in Chico, be sure to check out the historic Bidwell Mansion, a three-story, 26-room Victorian house museum once owned by Chico’s founders, John and Annie Bidwell.