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Sunny and 75: Why Living in Chico is Best in the Fall

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 17, 2017

After a sweltering Chico summer, crisp morning air and breezy afternoons are a much welcomed surprise. You could say that the golden glow of sunshine mixed with cooler temps makes fall our favorite season.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Fall in Chico

The 3 Step Guide to Renter's Insurance in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 11, 2017

We're here to tell you from experience that renter's insurance isn’t just for the worry warts, nerds, and type-A’s of the world. It's actually an incredibly smart and practical resource to have in your corner, especially for those unpredictable (costly) moments in life.

Skipping two Starbucks drinks a month could be what stands between you and the financial loss of that $1,800 Macbook Pro you so dearly love, or the family heirloom bracelet your grandma gave you, or even the sum total of your entire living room. Accidents happen, theft happens, and natural disasters definitely happen.

Don’t be naïve about renter's insurance, give up one restaurant cheeseburger a month, and buy into a plan that could save you from serious financial setback. Check out this easy 3 step guide to get started:

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Topics: Renters Insurance, safety

Living in Chico: Your Trusty Apartment Search Sidekick

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 01, 2017

Never forget the importance Robin played in Batman's victories. Everybody needs a friend to help out when things get tough, even super rich, buff billionaires.

When it comes to finding a Chico apartment, you’re going to need the right help.

Let us be your sidekick, so you can be the superhero.

Find out why Living in Chico is your greatest ally for defeating the loathsome evil apartment search.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Finding an Apartment

Best Of Chico: It’s Time to Vote for Your Faves While Living in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

August 19, 2017

UPDATED FOR 2017

Every year the Chico News & Review holds the Best of Chico contest where locals vote on their Chico favorites.

This contest is important for recognizing local businesses, their hard work, and contribution to our community.

Let your voice be heard! If you're living in Chico and have favorite places to eat, drink, and have fun, go vote! Give a shout out to your favorite waitress, and be sure to share your best kept brunch secrets!

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Topics: Living in Chico, Best of Chico

Music Lover's Guide to Living In Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

August 15, 2017

On hot August nights the city comes to life, buzzing with a harmonious blend of musical genres. Sultry notes of jazz drift out of leafy green backyards, stroll down the Esplanade, and fade into trendy folk-pop spilling out of downtown cafes.

A Chico summer is the sound of music mixed with the merry clinking of cups and the promise of happy memories; it's the electric current of pop streaming from car windows at an East 20th street stoplight; it's the spunky saxophone at the Saturday morning market, and the stories of life and love floating in from rustic country weddings.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Events, Things to Do

How to Host an Epic BBQ at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Serene Skiffington

July 26, 2017

There are three components to every great party. Three things that make or break your guests' experience. Master them all and you will definitely be deemed the hostess with the mostest. 

Find out what they are below so that you can throw a smokin’ good BBQ this summer at your Chico apartment.

All you need to do is read this blog, choose a date and time, call up your friends, and get ready to wow with these go-to hosting tips.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Rental Living

Top 10 Greatest Tips for Moving in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

July 05, 2017

It’s time to start preparing for your move, and because you’re a strategist, you approach your plan like a game of chess.

To aid you in your pursuit of total domination, there are 10 tips to live by if you’d like to checkmate your moving in Chico experience. Think of all the boxes in your house as the pieces on your chess board, and this guide from Lifehacker.com as your tip sheet to victory.

King, queen, rook, bishop, knight, and pawn, it’s time to get your moving mission on!

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Topics: Living in Chico, Moving

10 Rules to Check On: Having Guests at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 28, 2017

Although temperatures may be high, summertime in Chico is undeniably beautiful.

The city comes to life in the hot summer months, buzzing with friendly Farmer’s Markets, live music, and social events. The heat melts everything to a perfect golden hue, like Bidwell Park at sunset, or a dripping ice cream cone from Shuberts.

From the downtown restaurants filled with the sound of clinking laughter, to the outdoor adventures awaiting in Upper Park, summer is the ideal time to invite out of town guests to your Chico apartment, so that you can share the city’s splendors.

During this time of peak out of towners, it is important to check with your property manager on the following rules that your apartment complex may have:

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Topics: apartment living, safety, Summer Activities in Chico

The Food Lover's Guide to Living in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 23, 2017

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice...

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Topics: Living in Chico, Chico Restaurants, Taste of Chico

Safety Reminder: Pool Area Rules for Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 19, 2017

The sun is out and the sky is blue, which means it's time to get out and enjoy the amenities at our Chico apartments. Cool off in the beautiful spacious pools or relax in the hot tub. Enjoy the warm weather and have a blast this summer.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico, Amenities