252 apartments for rent in Chico, CA
When you discover a city where 17 percent of it is a massive park, it is nicknamed the “City of Roses,” and it has been designated a Tree City USA for decades and is known as the “City of Trees,” you know you’ve found someplace special for your next apartment – you’ve discovered Chico, California. Chico is located in the northern Sacramento Valley, about one hour north of Sacramento. In addition to the city’s beauty, it is a college town, home to California State University, Chico.
Settled in 1843, Chico is the state’s 14th largest city and is home to several distinct neighborhoods. Downtown features the City Plaza, a paved courtyard with a fountain, and serves as the city’s main commercial district. Chico State students gravitate toward South Campus, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places that is dotted with fraternity and sorority houses. Wealthier residents gravitate toward Mansion Park, a neighborhood next to Bidwell Mansion. No matter which neighborhood you choose to live in, the Coast Starlight commuter train is a direct train to Sacramento — perfect for trips into the city.
After renting a Chico apartment, you’ll likely spend quite a bit of time at Bidwell Park. This large park was established in 1905 and covers about 3,670 acres. The park is about 11 miles long, with the Upper Park located in the foothills of the Cascades. The park also contains a gold course, unique rock formations, a playground, the unique Sycamore Pool swimming area, several swimming holes, and the Chico Creek Nature Center.