Contemporary Living Spaces, Designed for Students

When your college students are ready for off-campus living, they need a home that’s comfortable, modern, and conducive to their academic lifestyle. You’ll find it all with The Social Chico. We offer apartments that are styled specifically with students in mind, offering premium living spaces, modern features, and a home environment that inspires students to work hard (and play hard too).

The Social Pledge

To ensure The Social Chico continue to meet your expectations, we work together to maintain the four pillars of The Social Pledge:


Constant Communication

Thanks to our dependable contact options, it’s easy for you or your college student to pay rent, submit a maintenance request, and communicate with our team anytime you want. Download our app for Android or iPhone, take advantage of our SMS texting capabilities, use our online communications portal, or just call our 24/7 customer service line. We’re there when you need us.



Looking for a compatible roommate? We can help. Our roommate matching services start with a detailed questionnaire for your college student to complete. The answers help us find someone with similar interests and lifestyle goals, ensuring a great fit. We also have Social communal spaces and resident-exclusive events where neighbors can meet, mingle, and build genuine friendships.


Community Rewards

Download our Community Rewards mobile app for incentives each time you write a review, submit a referral, fill out a survey, or complete a resident challenge. Through our points program and gift card rewards, you can engage with the community and earn great items from your favorite retailers.


Easing the Financial Burden

Everyone has different leasing needs, and we’re happy to accommodate yours. We offer flexible options that include room and individual bed arrangements; monthly, semi-annual, and annual payment plans; and inclusive rates—all with no double talk or hidden fees. Students have enough stress, rent payments shouldn’t be one of them.

Centrally Located Off-Campus Living

We’re proud to present the finest student living options near CSU Chico and Butte College. Give your loved one an unforgettable college experience at The Social Chico.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have a million things to worry about when your student goes off to college, but thanks to The Social Chico, you can take housing off the list. Our premium apartment options are modern, meticulously maintained, and set in a prime location—so when it comes to your college student’s home base, you can rest easy.

  I am new to off-campus housing. Can you tell me a little about it?

The full college experience is available just minutes away from CSU Chico and Butte College at The Social Chico. Our multimillion-dollar renovation represents our commitment to offering the most value for our students by meeting various housing needs with flexible leasing options and a wide array of amenities. Your individual lease will include access to all community areas such as our two 24-hour fitness facilities, seven uniquely designed study rooms, game room, and our technology center that features complimentary printing. We have a renovated clubhouse, dining hall, Starbucks Café, friendly on-site team, monthly resident events, and so much more!

  How far is the community from campus?

The Social Chico is ideally located just 6 blocks from CSU Chico and less than 5 miles from Butte College.

  Do you have to be a student?

No! In fact, with its convenient location to all things Chico, The Social Chico is the ideal location for anyone!

  I do not have any roommates in mind. Do you offer roommate matching?

Absolutely! Every student is unique, so during the leasing process we utilize our state-of-the-art roommate matching software that knows just the right questions to ensure the best matches possible.

  What is included in the rent?

Our pricing includes monthly rent, electricity, water, sewer, trash and furniture. We also include internet and cable provided by Xfinity on Campus. On-site parking is available to our residents for a nominal annual fee.

  Do you offer furniture?

Yes, all of our apartment homes are fully furnished with modern selections! Furnished units include a Twin XL bed frame with mattress, drawer storage, desk, and chair in the bedrooms. Each apartment home also includes a microwave/fridge combo.

  Do you allow pets?

The Social Chico does not allow pets.

  What safety measurements are in place?

We want to do everything we can to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable living environment. The Social Chico has an on-site courtesy patrol that is providing services for our residents from 8pm to 6am. Additionally, identification is required for entry after office hours. All guests must be accompanied by a resident and registered with our office. Our Resident Assistants can be found in the Res Hub from 6pm to 11pm daily and patrol the community from 7pm to 11pm nightly. We encourage all our residents to report any suspicious activity and as always, dial 911 for emergencies.

  How do I pay the rent?

Rent is due on the 1st day of each month. We have an easy online payment system that allows you to pay any time of the day. You never have to worry about late fees if you opt into our automatic withdrawal option. You are also more than welcome to pay by check or money order in the office during regular business hours.

  Can I pay up front?

Yes! You may also pay by semester.

  Do you provide on-site maintenance? How do we report any maintenance related issues?

Yes, we do have on-site maintenance. Our online Resident Portal makes it easy to submit work requests online directly to our office staff. Our maintenance staff is great at quickly responding to our residents’ needs! You will know when your work is completed via email by receiving a satisfaction survey. We love to hear the opinions of our residents so that we can continually improve our services.

  I am ready to live here! What is the first step?

Great! We look forward to having you! We ask that the resident fills out an online application. It only takes 15-20 minutes! If you are signing with a guarantor, they may also complete their portion of the application at the same time. It’s that easy!