Chico Student Apartments

Enjoy the Best of Chico

There’s no doubt that Chico is a place to discover year round with its ongoing street festivals, live music, foodie finds, eclectic art scene, one-of-a-kind shops, a vibrant farmer's market and beer lover's paradise! If you are looking for off-campus housing at CSU, you will be able to enjoy the best and most important events that Chico has to offer!

From the National Yo-Yo Museum to the very well known Bidwell Park, this city is recognized for having some of the biggest and best events in Butte County. Whether you're a visitor or a local, check out our Top 3 Things To Do in this vibrant college town if you are staying at our off-campus CSU student housing:

1. Artoberfest

Artoberfest is one of Chico’s most popular events to celebrate arts in the community. Taking place in October, this annual festival is a mixture of arts, culture and local nonprofit organizations, which showcase how incredibly creative the Chico community can be, especially if you are living in off-campus housing at CSU!

2. Thursday Night Market (April - September 2018)

This festive, weekly market features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA-certified farmers, mouthwatering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, exciting arts and crafts and live entertainment for all ages. Explore Downtown Chico's Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th streets, including 3rd Street and City Plaza!

3. Beer lovers, rejoice at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company!

Calling all off-campus CSU students! Year after year, beer fans gather at the birthplace of the nationally distributed Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Schwarber, a Chico-only black ale. You can also enroll in eccentric ‘Beer Camps,’ short-run craft beers brewed by ‘beer nerds’ at invitation-only seminars. Free brewhouse tours are also given regularly.

Enjoy the best Chico has to offer at our CSU off-campus housing while being around the best street and art festivals in town. By staying at in any of our units, you will be within walking distance to Chico State University and many local restaurants, shopping and recreational facilities!

The Best Restaurants in Chico

Taking too long deciding where to have lunch, dinner or brunch somewhere near your off-campus CSU student housing? Say no more. Here’s our personal selection of the Top 5 best restaurants in Chico!


Located on 1851 Esplanade in Chico, Panighetti's offers a wide variety of authentic, yet classic, Italian cuisine. It is also open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, as well as Saturday and Sunday for Champagne Brunch. Bonus: Happy Hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m.!


Listen up, you pizza lovers! Crush Dining Room & Lounge is located at 201 Broadway St # 200, and specializes in Italian flavors mixed with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. With a contemporary and chic atmosphere, Crush’s specialty is definitely their amazing pizza.
Bonus: Their wine list has over 100 selections guaranteed to meet the most discriminating palate.


The only restaurant within our selection offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu is perfect for all budgets, taste buds and time! Perfect for those late morning class days and conveniently close to your off-campus CSU student housing.
Bonus: They do monthly giveaways and you can check their whole menu online at


Burger lovers, we’ve got your back! Located at 1444 Park Ave in Chico, ‘Nobby’s Burgers’ is considered the best burger place in Chico. It currently has the #2 spot of the most recommended restaurants in Chico on Trip Advisor, you do the math! Bonus: walk-ins welcome, take out and nice outdoor seating.


Looking for Indian food? this place is for you! Experience the magic of authentic Indian food prepared by a Master Indian Chef. At Priya Indian Cuisine, you will experience a variety of exotic and delicious Indian dishes prepared on a daily basis. You can’t miss it!
Bonus: Enjoy their amazing lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Seven days a week!

Learn more about CSU Chico

Learn more about CSU Chico off-campus student housing

If you are ready to learn more about student housing located off-campus from CSU, consider CSU Chico by the ISM Management Company. These student-friendly locations are a great option for those who attend the local college and want conveniently located apartments or houses in the community for a fast transition from home and school!

Contact ISM Management today in Chico, California by calling (530) 879-9222 to discuss available properties and request more information regarding our rentable spaces for CSU students.