Retire in Chico, CA

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
87517
Median Househould Income
42334
Median Age
29.4
65 Years and Over
9683
Median Home Value
263100
Unemployed
4967
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Chico Locker & Sausage Co. Inc.

I've never eaten a sandwich here, but they have a great selection of meats. Bought sausage, beef, and bacon here several times and it all has been good.

2. OM Foods

If you are hesitant to eat here if you're non-vegan, PLEASE just give her a shot. I've been to vegan restaurants all over, I know why you might think it...

3. Fast Eddies Sandwich Shop

our favorite! so good and the owners are so friendly. happy to support local :)

4. Aztlan Mexican Restaurant

Surprisingly good food from such a non descript location. They make the best Tortas and burritos. Plus they whip your order out pretty fast. They are always...

5. Rallo's West

LOVE! My family and came to Rallo's to celebrate a birthday and it was nothing short of amazing. We had the pleasure of being served by Josh who is always...

Golf
1. Sevillano Links

Beautiful setting, great conditions and lots of dogleg long par fours. The bentgrass fairways are beautifully manicured. Green complexes very interesting...

2. Bidwell Park Golf Course

Several weeks after I posted my review below the manager of Bidwell Golf Course contacted me and asked me if I would come in for a free lunch so that they...

3. Sunset Hills Golf Course

Years ago when we lived in Chico, not too far From "Sunset Hills" is was a regular evening activity. I believe it is NOW called the Practice Tee at Sunset...

4. Skyway Golf Park

This is a fun place no matter what your skill set is. You can hit the balls at the driving range or play the six hole course for cheap. They staff is laid...

5. Table Mountain Golf Course

Awesome!!! The course is in great shape. The entire staff was off the hook!!!

Active
1. Bidwell Park

The perfect park, really. Mountain biking, swimming, hiking. Acres and acres large. I love coming here as often as possible!

2. Jenni Miller, CMT - Prana Endura Therapeutic Massage and Yoga

Massage was amazing! Just the right pressure, and was a very comfortable setting. Definitely coming back! Jenni is very friendly, professional, and...

3. WREC - Wildcat Recreation Center

Fantastic, great variety of equipment, staff is friendly and the group classes are fantastic. I regularly attend Pilates and Kickboxing and love using the...

4. North Rim CrossFit

I had the pleasure of dropping in to this box while visiting from San Diego, and cannot say enough good things about North Rim Crossfit. Ryan immediately...

5. Upper Park CrossFit

Did a drop in here while I was in the area. Great facility. I do crossfit in Orange County but Ryan gave me some great tips on how to improve some of my...

Arts
1. Monstros Pizza

New favorite pizza place in town. Maybe even the best pizza I've had. Strange hours of operations though, half of the time they seem to be closed during...

2. Pageant Theatre

The Pageant Theater is one of Chico's gems. It shows a wide-array of independent and foreign films in a comfortable and friendly environment. My mom lives...

3. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Bidwell Mansion is a historic home and a museum, furnished with many of the original pieces from the home. There is also a rose garden and a lawn, where you...

4. Art, Etc

I love this place! Anna and Dave Simcox have always been super nice, and very accommodating as far as material costs go. I have a few pieces hanging in my...

5. Orient & Flume Art Glass

Simply one of the best galleries and shops for glass artwork from local artists.

Shopping
1. Spike's Bottle Shop

Spikes is hands down the best bottle shop in Chico. They've got a killer beer selection and a great staff. They're always going above and beyond to bring in...

2. Made In Chico

My family came to town and stayed at the Hotel Diamond. I wanted to have a few local treats and bubbly cider waiting for them in their room. (They don't...

3. Apple Blossom Baby

Such an awesome store! Love coming here whenever I'm in the area. They are super helpful and friendly and they have the best selection of everything baby!

4. Powder Room Beauty Bar

This is such a cute little place. The staff is amazing and so helpful. I drive here up from Sacramento regularly to get my eyebrows done with both Annie...

5. Collier Hardware

Love the kitchen gadgets department. I found a stainless steel 12" lazy suzanne for my round dining table that i couldn't find anywhere else.

Health
1. Tenenbaum Chiropractic

Dr. Mark is very friendly and his assistant is as well. He asked a lot of questions and really listened to my needs. He is easy to get a hold of and...

2. Daniel D Surh, DMD - South Chico Dental Care

The staff at this office and efficient and intelligent. They assist you the moment you walk into the front door and there is no wait, not at any of my...

3. Jenni Miller, CMT - Prana Endura Therapeutic Massage and Yoga

Massage was amazing! Just the right pressure, and was a very comfortable setting. Definitely coming back! Jenni is very friendly, professional, and...

4. Renew Float Spa

I have been here a couple times, each time I have had an awesome experience. This last time Gary gave me a massage. He was an awesome!! He really listen to...

5. Marleau Peterson's Healing Arts Center

I think Marleau is the best practitioner in town. I've been to a few other places and she never keeps you waiting and never cheaps out on your time. Plus,...

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