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Old 09-16-2015, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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But Chico is, too They are both pretty identical in climate (I used to live in Redding as a kid, my dad still lives there, and my step-sister lives in Chico). They're both ungodly hot in the summer D:
Redding: The warm season lasts from June 15 to September 16 with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 98°F and low of 68°F.

Chico: The warm season lasts from June 8 to September 24 with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 88°F and low of 66°F.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: NYC metro area
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Your personal opinion of course but Chico is not a craphole. Not even close. Its a very nice, attractive small city and a good portion of those who graduate Chico State will do about anything so they can stay there. Its a classic Midwest style college town and quite unique in California in that respect. Lots of recreational opportunities too. Sorry, but I just take issue with your personal ax to grind against it possibly coloring the opinion of the OP. Again, it is NOT a horrible place. Most who live there love it (and there's a reason why real estate prices there are higher than about anywhere in the Central Valley save for Davis).
A personal ax to grind? Not really, I just can't stand it there - it's nothing "personal" against Chico--I just happen to think it's boring, with a lot of white trash and frat-boy types (Chico state = party school as I'm sure a lot of us know), and it's just a major NEVER would live there EVER for me. However, it does beat Redding any day - I'll give it that. Redding is worse.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: NYC metro area
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Redding: The warm season lasts from June 15 to September 16 with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 98°F and low of 68°F.

Chico: The warm season lasts from June 8 to September 24 with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 88°F and low of 66°F.
Hmm, okay - well all the times that I spent in Chico in the summer must've been unusually hot. Redding is insanely hot, that's for sure.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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Redding: The warm season lasts from June 15 to September 16 with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 98°F and low of 68°F.

Chico: The warm season lasts from June 8 to September 24 with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 88°F and low of 66°F.
Those numbers for Chico seem a little low, but Chico is a bit cooler than Redding year 'round. Redding is on the south side of a very high mountain (Mt. Shasta) which makes it very warm for the latitude.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:43 PM
 
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Chico
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:04 AM
 
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Those numbers for Chico seem a little low, but Chico is a bit cooler than Redding year 'round. Redding is on the south side of a very high mountain (Mt. Shasta) which makes it very warm for the latitude.
I got the data for both from the same source, I didn't check to see if it varied with other weather websites
https://weatherspark.com/averages/29...-United-States

https://weatherspark.com/averages/31...-United-States
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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I came from Palm Springs so Chico and Redding aren't that hot. This year wasn't too bad either, only 3 or so really hot spells that gave me a reason to hop into the many swimming holes up here.

Redding is nice if you like quick access to great big-mountain hiking (Trinity Alps, Mt. Shasta, etc.). There are some nice bike paths in town and good mountain biking near town. The turtle bay area is nice to walk around.

Chico's downtown is a little more lively and there's also good local recreation in Bidwell Park. Bring your full suspension to upper park....it's bumpy with lava rock! Closer drive to Sac and points south.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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If I had to choose between the two cities, I would go with Chico. Chico is a university town with more recreational amenities and a livelier downtown social scene. Bidwell Park offers hiking, biking and swimming holes. In addition, Chico is closer to Sacramento for access to air services and bigger city amenities.
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:24 AM
 
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So I grew up in nearby gridley and Yuba city. I live in yuba city (48 miles south) and work in chico right now 5 days a week. Your budget should be fine for chico. Its a little rough in my opinion with the junkies and homeless for instance around 100 people have had their tires slashed this week. It does get very hot in summer but winters are nice. Plenty to do for the most part and with sac and san francisco fairly close its nice. Its a small town so things are smaller but I'd live there if I stay at this job long term (only six months contract)

Where will you be working by the way? Good luck.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:22 AM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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I will be working for Spectrum, formerly Charter cable. I know....everyone hates me now.
Thanks for the info.
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