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Paradise
Butte County, California

ZipCodes
95969

Motto
"All its Name Implies"



Page Contents for Paradise, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Paradise is approximately 26,389 1998, 153 2010.
The approximate number of families is 11,633 1990, 74 2010.
The amount of land area in Paradise is 48.279 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Paradise is 18 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Paradise to Washington DC is 2529 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Paradise is positioned 39.75 degrees north of the equator and 121.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Paradise elevation is 1,200 to 2,400 feet above sea level.
Paradise average annual rainfall is 51 inches per year
Paradise average annual snowfall is 6 inches per year.

Location

east of interstate 5 and Chico in Northern California. Paradise is 92 miles north of Sacramento, and both San Francisco and Lake Tahoe are respectively 175 miles northeast of San Francisco and northwest of Lake Tahoe.
Directions to Paradise. Remember - "All Roads Lead to Paradise"
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Climate


moderate. There is an average of 257 days of sunshine every year in Paradise with NO SMOG!
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Weather


comfortable. The highest temperature ever recorded in Paradise is 111 degrees and the lowest 12 degrees F. There is some snowfall each year, mostly in the Ridge area - about six inches. Here is a weather page for Paradise.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for the Paradise area. Learn about the origin of the name of "Paradise" and more!
Apple orchards were planted in Paradise and it then became known as the apple center of California.
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The incorporation of Paradise

November 22, 1979


Attractions

Gold Nugget Days
An Annual Event in Paradise held on April 22-25, in 1999.
One of the first mining claims at Dogtown, known today as Magalia, was the Willard Claim, a hydraulic mine, in 1851 owned by 3 miners, Willard, Wetherbee, and Smith. The claim was northeast of Dogtown in the canyon by the West Branch of the Feather River. It was here on April 12, 1859, A.K. Stearns, a workman at the mine, found the largest gold nugget weighing 54-lbs. The nugget was worth $ 10,690. Today the Gold Nugget Days celebration relives the days of this discovery. The Gold Nugget Days began in 1959

The Paradise Johnny Appleseed Days Festival
An annual event, the first such celebration was in 1880 and was called the Harvest Home Festival. It continued through the years with some name changes and postponements due to war years, etc. In 1968, it was finally named the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
Contact the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce/Visitor's Bureau at 530 877-9356 for more information

Welcome to Paradise - A great deal of really great information about Paradise and the area!

Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Road
Paradise, CA
Phone: 530.872.8722
Fax: 530.872.1050
Email

Paradise Symphony Orchestra

Also to be seen in the area are: Paradise Lake, Coutolenc Park Merlo Park, Butte Creek Canyon
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Paradise City Government

The Town of Paradise
Paradise Town Hall
5555 Skyway
Phone: 530 872-6291

The Town is governed by a five member Town Council who are elected at large. Town Council members are elected for alternating four-year terms. The Town is managed by a Town Manager who is appointed by the Town Council.

Paradise Chamber

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce
5587 Scottwood
P. O. Box 1423
Paradise, CA 95969
Phone: 530 877-9356
Email

Paradise Organizations

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce
5587 Scottwood
P. O. Box 1423
Paradise, CA 95969
Phone: 530 877-9356
Email

Paradise Libraries

Butte County Library
Paradise Branch
5922 Clark Road
Paradise, CA
Phone: 530 872-6320

Paradise Schools

Schools in the Paradise area.


Paradise Unified School District
6696 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
Phone: 530 872-6400
FAX 530 872-6409
Email: pjensen@bcoe.butte.k12.ca.us Paradise

Miscellany

Paradise has 18 square miles of land area, with a larger service area of 26 square miles.
about 50 per cent of the population in Paradise is over age 55 and on a fixed retirement income.

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