In the late 19th century, John Bidwell ( Chico Founder) subdivided a parcel of farmland that ran north from his mansion. Today, that sprawling area is chico Vecino, which came to be known as The Avenues - an urban forest, a densely populated grid of housing, schools & businesses. It is a varied neighborhood. As you stroll a few blocks you will discover dozens of species of trees & plants. Historical & new homes,some single story homes with picket fences, while others are multi level with citrus and also flowering trees in the yard. There are porches, patios & powerlines. As you stroll sidewalks stop & start, but the discoveries, delights & charm continues. As one of the oldest communities it show its age, but it also shares with you its character & history, Enloe Hospital & Chico Nut are 2 of the largest businesses in this neighborhood & it is easily accessible downtown area for dining & shopping & the California State University Chico Campus. Citrus Elementary is the designated school for the area.