John Barroso

Parkway Real Estate Company

Barroso Real Estate Team

California Park

Located on the east edge of Chico and nestled against the Sierra foothills California Park is a planned use community. The two private lakes are the biggest draw to this family-friendly neighborhood, as well as offering an area of over 60 acres consisting of a chain of ponds, numerous parks, and miles of trails. A bike ride away from Upper and Lower Bidwell Park, California Park is famous for its newer homes and pleasant, evening-strollable streets. The Academics Plus Program school, Sierra View Elementary is the Chico Unified designated neighborhood school. There is a multitude of chain...


Canyon Oaks Country Club

Situated on a lush terrain in the foothills of Chico, Canyon Oaks surrounds a lush, green, Jim Summers designed private golf club. Canyon Oaks is a gated golf course community which offers custom lots, foothill views and sloping hills for the passionate calorie burner. The biggest attraction for this neighborhood, other than the golf course, is the majestic beauty of the canyon and its sunsets. While Canyon Oaks Golf Course is a private course, full and social memberships are available. Evening golf cart rides and weekend breakfasts at the club are just a few perks of a membership. The...


Amber Grove

Just north of town off the Esplanade you’ll find the quintessential family living neighborhood of Amber Grove. Built in the late 90’s, Amber Grove offers newer homes on ½ acre lots with wide streets and a neighborhood park with a basketball court and a playground. Bound by orchards on one side and the Esplanade on the other, Amber Grove gives the country feeling while being very close to all of the city has to offer. Emma Wilson Elementary is the Chico Unified designated neighborhood school for Amber Grove...


West Side

Bordered by springtime blooming orchards, the West side of Chico consists of subdivisions such as Big Chico Creek Estates and Walnut Woods. The native, rich soil of this area and the draw of a large lot on a quiet street make the West Side the ideal location for urban farm living. The area, just west of the California State University, Chico, campus boasts mature landscapes as well as a close by vicinity to downtown and to the Sacramento River. Emma Wilson Elementary School is the designated school for this area...


The Avenues

In the latter part of the 19th century, Chico founder John Bidwell subdivided a swath of farmland that stretched north from his mansion home. Today, that sprawling area is Chico Vecino, also known as The Avenues - an urban forest, with a densely populated grid of housing, schools and businesses. Chico Vecino is varied. Walk for only a few blocks and you will see dozens of species of trees and plants. Some houses are single-story homes with picket fences, others are multi-leveled with citrus trees in the yard. There are porches, patios and power lines. Sidewalks stop and start but the charm...


Downtown and Mansion Park

Just as the name implies, Downtown is right in the center of the action. Its’ homes are celebrated for their charming English cottage architecture and large and looming sycamore trees. Downtown is home to Lower Bidwell Park that offers a wide range of activities such as swimming in Sycamore Pool or Salmon Hole, barbecuing in Cedar Grove or playing softball at Sycamore Field. Bordering the park on the south is Woodland Ave and on the north is Vallombrosa Avenue. Both are very desirable streets due to their vicinity to the park and downtown. Mansion Park is just a few blocks from downtown...


The Barber

Some of the most important and historic homes in Chico are located in the Barber District. In the 1900’s, the homes here were specifically built to house the employees at The Diamond Match Factory and the larger homes were designed purposely for the executives. The Diamond Match Factory’s falling but extraordinary ramshackle brick structure creates one border and Broadway Street, the other. Due to the neighborhoods’ history, some of the most important and historic homes in Chico are located in Barber. Today, you’ll find that the charm continues with vegetable gardens in almost every yard,...


Butte Creek Country Club

Currently experiencing a resurgence as most of its original homeowners are leaving and young, urban families are moving in. Families and retirees alike who enjoy golf, socializing, nature and great architecture are it’s new tenants. Highway 99 borders one side of the community and (for the adventure seekers) Butte Creek on the other. Founded in 1962, Butte Creek Country Club proudly emphasizes their course as one of the best courses in the area. Mature oaks, redwoods, ash and sycamores make an evening walk to the clubhouse magical. This is the vintage, mid-century, family-friendly country...


North Chico and Rock Creek

Large lots and new homes are found north of town on country roads such as Garner Lane, Keefer Road and Meridian Avenue. Situated on at least ½ acre parcels with pools, horse corrals and mature foliage, the homes in this area start at 2000 square feet and get bigger from there. Wide and quiet streets make this neighborhood idyllic for families. Many lots are still available to design your own perfect home. While slightly out of town, highway 99 isn’t far which makes this area a quick drive into town or further out of town. Shasta Elementary School is the Chico Unified designated school...


Doe Mill

The Doe Mill neighborhood is a 48-acre development built in 2002 which includes single-family homes, four-plexes and bungalows all on slightly smaller lots and in one tight-knit community. All of these craftsman style homes were designed to be a live-work community with many homes offering carriage houses above their garages. Heritage Partners designed and planned the community in the great American neighborhood tradition of slow-speed streets and neighborhood greens but with all the modern amenities. The entrance to the community is close to highway 99 and right off of Bruce Road and at...


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About John Barroso

John Barroso is president and real estate agent at Barroso Real Estate, an agency located in the heart of downtown Chico. John is a graduate of California State University, Chico where he received a BA in English Literature.

After graduation, John and his wife, Sara, bought their first home together, rented it out and moved to Italy where they taught English as a second language to high level executives at FIAT in Torino, Italy. This career path eventually led him back to Chico to take advantage of the real estate growth going on in Chico. Soon after returning to the States, he and Sara bought their second home and started his career in the loan industry.

It was in this capacity that he acknowledged that his true passion is real estate. With encouragement from his friends and family, John received his real estate license and decided to hang it with the brokerage firm of Keller Williams in part due to the company’s commitment to community it serves. This level of community involvement is important to him as he and his family are enthusiastic members of the local community. He has since achieved many awards in real estate including being awarded the 2015 #1 Real Estate Agent in the Chico News and Review. He is proud to have closed 60 million in volume in the past five years and is always appreciative to have his support team by his side to achieve his goals.

John is extremely well-informed of the local community and in the local real estate market. He is himself a local real estate investor, developer and property manager. He is confident that his personal experience, communication skills and industry knowledge gives him the ability to list and sell a home or purchase a home with understanding, skill and expertise. His familiarity of this area, connections within the community and his past sales record are indicative of his success in the real estate industry. His twelve years in real estate have earned him the highest 5 star rating on for both residential and commercial real estate. His repeat customers and testimonials are evidence of his savvy negotiations, extensive knowledge and uncompromising integrity.

Experience and Recognition

Real Estate Business for 12 years
Local real estate investor and developer
Awarded #1 Real Estate Agent in the Chico News & Review Best of Chico 2015
5 Start Zillow Reviews
#1 agent in Butte Country for the past 12 months
184 closed transactions in the past 5 yeas
60 million in volume in the past 5 years
#1 agent in closed volume at Keller Williams Realty Chico for the past 3 years

Residential property sales and exchanges including fine homes, condominiums, income properties, farm land.
Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends
Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions

B.A. English, California State University, Chico
Licensed Reals Estate Broker, State of California