People in my neighborhood tend to be loud, especially on weekends. Weekends are a weird beast here in Chico. In the so-called “student ghetto,” students seem to start loosening up on Wednesday night and are in full swing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
For some reason, people walking around at 2 in the morning think they have to yell to be heard. They also like yelling “Woooo!” at random intervals. Needless to say, it can be a triffle annoying.
However, I think one reason why things are pretty noisy here is that the sound seems to carry. I can hear people singing karaoke, badly, at Madison Bear Garden eight blocks away. The blocks are short here — the distance is probably only four-tenths of a mile.