Friday, February 15, 2008

Chico California Retirement

Chico California, like Redding, lies in California's Shasta Cascade Tourism region. Chico is between Sacramento and Redding and offers nearby outdoor recreation along with the amenities of a university town. Chico State is probably the big claim to Chico fame and drives much of the local economy. Although Chico State often makes high marks on "party school" lists the school would rather be known for it's strong agriculture education programs:

Retirement Communities (NOT inclusive):
Oak Knoll at 1007 Buschmann Road, Paradise CA 95969
A Full service community includes cottages for Independent Retirement.

Country Crest 55 Concordia Lane, Oroville CA 95966

Population: 73,000

Climate: Hot summers, cool to moderate winters

Cost of Living: Moderate to high

Housing Costs: Chico housing is moderate to expensive. Zillow has extensive details.

Taxes: California taxes are high compared to other states.
Extensive California Tax details are here:

Colleges and Universities: Chico State University

Transportation: Chico Transit

Health Care: Enloe Medical Center is Chico's top health care facility, though Chico State also has health services for students.

Travel and tourism information from the Chico Chamber:

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