As the cultural and economic center of the northern Sacramento Valley in California, Chico has a lot going for it. For one, its location makes it an ideal spot for natural parks and peaceful adventures into nature. Bidwell Park, a tranquil and beautiful natural reserve, offers the whole range of outdoor recreation- hiking, swimming, shooting, picnics, and much more. Other great parks that can be found due to Chico's great location include Verbena Park, Ceres Park, and Henshaw Park. Alongside its natural reserves, Chico has a range of urban parks that offer recreation and sports throughout the year. Chico as the cultural center is just as appealing. With its own renowned Farmer's Market, the Chico Museum, and over 40 murals beautifying the city's walls, there is something for all aesthetic tastes. Other museums cover interesting topics, such as the aviation museum, a museum about yo-yos which has the largest yo-yo artifact collection, and the Gateway Science Museum which covers the natural history of the region. As an economic center, Chico is driven by Chico State (California State University, Chico). Education, health, and social services account for a large portion of economic activity, with retail trade and the arts and entertainment also accounting for major slices of the economic pie. You can find a great home in Chico for much lower than the expensive California home prices. A four bedroom, two bathroom home will only set you back 287000. Homes range from two beds and two baths to four beds and four baths, with prices ranging from 260000 to 650000. Chico has all you need for a new, fulfilling life, so stop by New Home Source today to find the new home to start your new life.