Paradise, CA 95969
Paradise is an incorporated town in Butte County, in the northwest foothills of California's Central Valley and the Sierra mountains. The population was 26,249 as of 2011, down from 26,408 at the 2000 census. Paradise is 10 miles east of Chico and 10 miles north of the Oroville area. The town of Paradise is spread out on a wide ridge which rises between deep canyons on either side. These canyons are formed by the west branch of the Feather River to the east (Pentz Road side), and Butte Creek to the west (Skyway Road side).
Paradise extends northwards to the unincorporated area of Magalia. Elevation of the town is 1,778 feet, according to the USGS GNIS. The United States Census Bureau states the town has a total area of 18.3 square miles, over 99% of it land. Soils are mostly well drained reddish brown loam, gravelly in some cases and often grading to clay loam or clay with increasing depth. They have developed on volcanic material. Paradiso is by far the most common soil series in town.
The first post office was established in 1877; it closed for a time in 1911, but was re-opened later that year, when the post office at Orloff was closed. Paradise incorporated in 1979. For many years, the Butte County Railroad operated trains along the ridge, serving mines and sawmills, now much of which is walking / biking paths.
The zip code for this area is 95969.