Two Things You Need To Know About Living in Chico
When we were moving to Chico almost 10 years ago, the realtor who was showing us around told us there were two things we needed to know if we were going to live here:
First was, Chicoans say "a-mond," for "almond" (the "a" is pronounced like the "a" in "apple" and the "l" doesn't exist);
Second, Chicoans say "Esplan-aide," NOT "Esplan-ahd" ~ and there is no "The" in front of it. It's just "Esplanade"
Those two bits of advice have served us well for nearly 10 years!
Coffee & Pastries
Kona’s is a nice little, local (read: non-chain) coffee house and bakery located in Downtown Chico. The baked goods and sandwiches are perfect for a lunch on-the-go. There’s also plenty of café-style seating for the dine-in experience and friendly service to boot.
Classic College Town
"Your Classic College Town"
Chico, California is pretty much your classic college town. It was rated by Playboy Magazine at one point as being America's #1 party school. It's home to California State University, Chico, as well as very close to Butte College which is a large junior college. It has a very good music scene and the students here definately are ready to have fun. Between the two colleges Chico probably houses 25,000-30,000 students, which is almost a third of the town's entire population. It is located at the junction of highways 99 and 32, about 90 miles north of Sacramento. It is relatively dry, and can get very hot in the summer months, as well as pretty cold in the winter months.
simi arrived through her travel with personality and attitude. The therapeutic riding program needs passive equine members so Simmi is traveling on. I wish her greener pasture and wonderful new friends on her journey.