welcome to our city
Located in Northern California, Redding is surrounded by scenic mountains and hills and is home to 9 miles of the Sacramento River.
Living in Redding
Redding has hot summers and mild, wet winters. It has on occasion had snow in winter. With an average of 321 days of sunshine per year, Redding is the second sunniest city in the nation.
Cost Of Living
According to Sperlingerís Best Places, living in Shasta County is among the lowest in the Western United States and Shasta County is one of the most affordable housing markets in California. In Shasta County the median sale price of existing single-family homes was $162,110 in February 2011. The median gross rent was $847 (2009).
Shasta County schools outperform California state averages. The average graduation rate for Shasta County high school students over a five-year period (2005-2009) is 86.8%. The average Academic Performance Index (API) score in California is 767 and the average API score in Shasta County is 807.
Located at the gateway to the Shasta Cascade Region and the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, the things to do and sights to see are almost limitless and all are almost as close as your own backyard.
Enjoy snow skiing in the winter and water skiing in the summer within a stone’s throw.
Hiking and mountain biking surrounded by towering forests, fertile meadows and meandering streams. There are over 50 City-owned and maintained parks in Redding, Shasta Lake and Anderson.
Fishing and more fishing. Redding is the fly-fishing mecca of the Golden State. Field & Stream magazine listed Redding as the 19th best town for anglers to live.
Sailing, house-boating, kayaking, swimming and simply exploring the many bodies of water in the area.