While our blog posts mainly focus on Living in Chico rental properties and all the things you can do within them, it’s always fun to post about actually living in Chico. Downtown Chico always has something to offer, whether it’s shopping to support local business, eating at fabulous restaurants, or attending annual events like Slice of Chico.
June 27, 2018
You’ve spent a fair amount of time in your apartment trying to beat the heat, but what happens when you start to get antsy and just want to be set free? Clearly the answer is to leave your apartment! Yet the idea of leaving your apartment when Chico is heading towards the warm hundreds sounds like a terrible plan.
June 20, 2018
UPDATED FOR 2018
Happy 4th of July!
Fireworks, the one event that captures the attention of all ages. It’s the time of year to celebrate Independence Day together and gather as a community to watch the dark sky light up in magnificent colors. The feeling of unity it brings to a town is remarkable. Do you remember as a child gathering the kids around your neighborhood and then walking to the end of your street to watch the fireworks in Chico? Everyone waited in eager anticipation for the first “boom” followed by an eye opening display of colors.
If you want to have a pet in your Chico apartment, there are some major considerations you need to work through. First off, not all apartments allow pets, so check with your property manager before you start looking for furry companions. There are usually size, quantity, species, and breed restrictions on what type of pets are allowed. Cats and dogs are the most common, with fish coming in a very distant third.
June 06, 2018
Do you ever feel like summer has a lot of expectations attached to it? That if you don’t plan a big adventure by the end of May you won’t get to do anything memorable? If you're a last-minute planner or want to add some fun summer activities to spruce up your summer, then you’re in the right place.
June 01, 2018
In the dry dusty Chico summers our cars start looking bad pretty quick. Living in an apartment usually means you don't have a driveway and hose available to be able to wash your own car. You can always take your car to one of the many car wash places in town, but the quality can vary and some of them get pretty expensive. Some people just really like washing their own car, whether it's because they do a better job getting all the details clean or they just enjoy working outside.
So what are your options?
It's no secret that Chico, like many cities is dealing with a homelessness problem. This is a multi-faceted issue that involves everything from mental health, to the local economy and unemployment, to substance abuse. The 2017 Homeless Point In Time Census & Survey Report estimates that around 0.88% of Butte County residents do not have a home. That's close to 2,000 people. The transient population in Chico is being hotly debated in the city council right now and views on how to help solve this problem vary greatly. Regardless of where you fall on the issue, it can be surprising to find that a transients are regularly hanging out near your Chico apartment. So what do you do?
Topics: Living in Chico
Warm weather is upon us! All those outdoor activities you’ve been waiting for can now begin. The best part? Living in Chico has all the amenities you’ll need to make the summer season a memorable one. Looking for a place to cool off? All our complexes have a pool area. Want to play basketball, tennis, or volleyball? We have the courts for you. We even have fitness centers, clubhouses, and BBQs.
We know that Chico State graduation weekend can be quite the frenzy with families visiting and seemingly nonstop festivities, but this is a special time for those seniors who are bringing the college chapter of their lives to a close. Living in Chico means supporting the students as they support the town’s economy especially when the parents are in town. With this year’s ceremonies coming up on May 18th through 20th, we wanted to give some tips to help the locals out as they go about their weekend.
May 04, 2018
May and June are two of the best months when you're living in Chico. The sun is out but it's not too hot just yet. So get out and do something! Music, food and fun are plentiful from the downtown farmers markets to free concerts. We pulled together a selection of fun events in Chico, and if you are a resident of a Living In Chico property, there are a select group of exclusive events at the bottom of this post. Check 'em out!