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Best Pumpkin Patches in Chico - Fall 2021

Sep 28, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The first day of October is just days away, which means its time for pumpkin patches! 

To make your life easier this harvest season, we did a little Bibbidi-bobbidi-bo magic and found all the patches in the Chico area that clearly stated they were open!

Now it's time for you to take a trip and find your own magical pumpkin to proudly display in your apartment. 

Below is a list of the 4 best Pumpkin Patches to visit in and around Chico, CA this fall:

TJ Farms 

Date: Open From Saturday October 2nd - October 31st (As long as pumpkins are available)
You can give them a call @ 530-343-2294 for the current pumpkin status!

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Organizing Tips to Get More Space Out of Your Apartment

Aug 4, 2021 2:57:24 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When searching for an apartment in Chico or Redding, we all have the same problem - we want more space. While some apartments are more spacious than others, you most likely aren’t going to get it until you move into a house.

Don't let that discourage you though! Even if you can't add more square footage you can still maximize the space you have. Use these clever ideas below to help grow your storage space without moving to a new apartment. 

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Water Safety Tips While Keeping Cool in Chico Apartments

Jul 6, 2021 11:37:46 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Summer and hot weather is here! Because you are living in Chico, you have different options to help you stay cool. But when there is water present, there is also the need to go over a few tips to help keep everybody safe. So before you put on your bathing suit and grab your towel, check out these tips on pool, river and creek safety!


Many of our Chico apartments have pools and Jacuzzis. Which is great in the Chico heat that inevitably reaches temperatures in the three digits. But with these great amenities come great responsibility. We want all of our residents (and their guests) to be safe while they are cooling down and enjoying our beautiful pools. Here are a few of our pool rules to help keep you safe:

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Where to Watch Fireworks in Chico, Redding and Across the North State

Jun 24, 2021 9:54:29 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team


Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks, the one event that captures the attention of all ages. Independence Day consists of coming together as a community to watch the dark sky light up in magnificent colors. 

Below you’ll find all the updated information on this years festivities and what each town is doing for their annual fireworks show!  

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Easy Summer Activities in Chico for Everyone

Jun 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Do you ever feel like summer has a lot of expectations attached to it? That if you don’t plan a big adventure by the end of June you won’t get to do anything memorable? If you're a last-minute planner or want to add some fun summer activities to spruce up your summer, then you’re in the right place.

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7 Ways to Ride the Heat Wave Living in Apartments in Chico California

Jun 17, 2021 2:52:11 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Well, Chicoans we’re having a heat wave! Sure, we can all put up with the 100 degree heat, that’s nothing new during summers living in apartments in Chico California. Yet, when it gets to 110 degrees + like is predicted in the next week, what are you going to do about it?

Here are some suggestions to stay cool this week and all summer long: 

1. Go to the Movies

Good news, the movie theatre is heavily air conditioned and since there's no business like show business, there will be summer blockbusters you can get excited for. Every Tuesday the tickets are just $6.25! You'll have enough money left over to grab some Jon & Bon's yogurt or a delicious Chico Mint ice cream cone at Shurbert's once the movie is over.

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What To Do If You Have An Electric Car And Live In An Apartment?

May 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in an apartment complex and owning an electric car can be a little tricky. While some complexes are updating their parking to have electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, it’s not as common as one would hope.

With range anxiety being a real thing for people who own electric vehicles, where can you charge your EV if not at your apartment? We found an article that will help your brainstorm places you can charge your EV if your apartment complex doesn’t have a station. Live in Chico, California? We've also listed all the public places you can charge your EV at the end.

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Tips for When You Prepare to Move Out

Apr 20, 2021 1:29:35 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you’re preparing to move out of your old place and into a brand new one, it may not be as simple as 1-2-3. But don’t let that overwhelm you!

You're in the right place if you’re looking for how to best prepare for your next move. Moving may seem like a lot at the moment, but once you've written your plan all out you’ll be able to sit back and relax in-between all the tasks.

To help make your life easier, we found the ultimate preparation guide when it comes to moving out! This way you can write down all the things you need to begin and hit the ground running.

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5 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Apartment Location

Feb 16, 2021 2:01:22 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Looking for a new apartment can be a tad overwhelming when you have an entire city full of options. Is there an easier way to narrow down your options before even looking at all the apartments?

There is! All you need to do is ask yourself the following questions.

#1 What Parts of The City Do You Like?

When looking for an apartment, it’s important to begin looking in the parts of your city that you like spending time in. Do you spend all your time on the South side of town? Then maybe looking at apartments on the North side isn’t ideal and vice versa!

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1661 Forest Avenue Clubhouse Remodeled

Jan 28, 2021 9:13:52 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While 2020 brought its challenges, it also presented us with new opportunities.

It allowed us to invite our maintenance and construction department, Experts In Your Home, to completely remodel one of our apartment complex's clubhouse. 

The clubhouse at 1661 Forest Avenue is used by our residents for gatherings, Caring Community events, along with giving our residents the ability to rent it out and host everything from retirement parties or baby showers!

Continue reading to find out which areas were remodel and to see before and after shots.

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Hignell Rentals is Your Home for Northern California Rentals.

At Hignell Rentals we have been maintaining and renting properties in the North State since 1970. We value relationships and caring communities, honoring and encouraging one another, unwavering integrity, uncommon generosity, and growth and innovation. We strive to provide our residents with a quality living environment across the North State in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and surrounding areas.